Friday, April 17, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 4/17/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another vintage photo of Babe Ruth as a Dodger coach, circa 1938. (eBay auction link) Unfortunately, it is unmarked on the reverse, so we don't know where the pic comes from.

Below are more links to check out:
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux swept his four games Wednesday night to improve to 7-1 in the MLB The Show Players Tournament.
Lux is tied for the event’s second-best record with Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette, with both trailing only Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo (8-0). Lux, Bichette and Gallo will all meet head-to-head as part of the Thursday night schedule.
As a follow up, Lux faced-off against Joey Gallo yesterday and won. He is now 9-3. Go here to check out the complete standings. Per Juan Toribio at -- "'Oh, he's nasty,' but Gallo undefeated no longer."
But as it looked like Gallo was going to cruise to another 4-0 night, he ran into Lux and the Dodgers. Lux surprised Gallo with two homers in the first inning, giving him a 4-0 lead. Gallo rallied in the last inning, but it was too little, too late, and down went Gallo.
“At least I lost to the Dodgers,” Gallo said. “That’s a good team.”
  • This weeks Throwback Thursday Topps online exclusive set pays homage to the 1989 Topps Baseball Record Breakers subset and includes slugger Cody Bellinger. See his card on the right. Go here to check it out and order.
  • Funny stuff. Via Chris Cwik at Yahoo Sports -- "Joe Kelly's changeup can't break bats right now, but windows are a different story."
  • Via Howard Cole at Forbes -- "Baseball America Predicts Ed Howard to be Dodgers First Selection in 2020 Mock Draft."
"This is a poor prep shortstop class, but if Howard slides to pick 29 and gets taken by the Dodgers, it sure feels like the rich getting richer.
While he has upside as a hitter, the polished part of Howard’s game comes from his glove. He’s a no-doubt shortstop at the next level as a solid athlete with reliable hands and a strong, accurate throwing arm...moves fluidly in the middle of the diamond and has the ability to throw from all angles with excellent body control and a solid internal clock.

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