Monday, August 31, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 8/31/2020 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

It was Jackie Robinson weekend. As you know, ballplayers throughout the league wore #42 to honor the great Dodger. Take a look at the cap the Dodgers wore on the right, via Chris Creamer at

BTW, this weekend was not entirely celebratory. Chadwick Boseman, the fantastic actor who played Jackie in the 2013 film ‘42,’ died of colon cancer at the age of 43 on Friday -- on Jackie Robinson Day.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:

Beginning on Wednesday, 92-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is joining Twitter and Instagram (both at @TheVinScully) to interact with fans about baseball and whatever else is on his mind. Reportedly, he will also join Facebook in October (at Vin Scully).
—No. 2 prospect Dustin May turned in his third six-inning start of the season on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out three. The 22-year-old righthander averaged 98 mph on his plus-plus sinker and topped out at 100 mph. He mixed in his plus cutter, curveball and changeup to get nine swings and misses. May leads all rookies in ERA (2.83) and innings pitched (35) and is second in WHIP (1.17).
—No. 13 prospect Mitchell White made his major league debut on Friday, striking out one in an inning of work. The 2016 second-rounder from Santa Clara utilized his four-seamer that averaged 93.7 mph, mixing in his plus curveball and plus slider. 
—No. 1 prospect Gavin Lux went 2-for-4 with a double in the team’s win over the Rangers on Sunday. The second baseman, who was recalled for the second time this season on Aug. 29, has two hits in 11 at-bats.
  • ICYMI: The Dodgers broke a record this weekend. Per Ken Gurnick at -- "Dodgers' big August breaks NL homer record."
“We’re having fun, and I think we’re all now used to this season,” Bellinger said. “It took a while for a lot of people to get used to it, but it feels normal now and we’re playing like we thought we would.”
“I think it speaks to the mindset, regardless of losing the first game of a series, [that] there’s no panic in the clubhouse,” Roberts said of the series streak. “We really take pride in how we play the game, and with the talent, we’ll win a lot of games.”
  • Via Bill Plunkett at the LA Daily News -- "Dodgers approach trade deadline eyeing ‘premium talent’: Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman has made big deadline deals in the past, but this year's team has no obvious needs."
“Our mindset is to be opportunistic in that if a really good player becomes available and fits and works, then we’ll be aggressive to pursue. But we feel really good about our roster and also the depth behind it. So we’re mindful not to do something just to do it and block guys that deserve an opportunity.
“Kind of similar to our approach at all the various trading cycles – we don’t want to miss out on a premium talent that gets moved without having a conversation.”

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