Monday, March 09, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 3/9/2015 - Dodger Links - Seager, Grandal and Brandon McCarthy

Spring is for dreams of lilac fields of blue and glimpses of future heroes on the diamond.  It's an opportunity get reacquainted, and yesterday afternoon we even got a little peek at a prospect many consider to be the best in our system.  Corey Seager, featured above in a photograph taken by Jon SooHoo yesterday, impressed with his bat when he knocked in the winning run on a walk-off drive to deep centerfield.  He spoke about the at-bat with Alanna Rizzo, via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA:
Facing former Dodger left-hander Brent Leach, Seager fell behind 2-2 in the count after chasing a curveball that he immediately realized he shouldn’t have swung at.

“I was mad at myself for swinging at that breaking ball,” Seager told SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo after the game. “After that I relaxed and was just looking for something I could hit and he threw me one.”
I know you gotta temper your excitement when it comes to spring, but the more I see of our young future stars the more I can't contain my joy.  There's a lot to be excited about as a Dodger fan.  BTW, you can check out more pics from Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015 from yesterday here

Below are some more links to check out:
"I've always felt like I could drive the ball the other way, and this offseason I worked on that a lot," Grandal said. "I'm still jumping at the ball a little bit, which is the same thing every year until you get your timing back. But the fact that I'm hitting the ball the other way with power, that's one of the things I was looking forward to."
  • Eric also writes about Brandon McCarthy's first spring outing: "Brandon McCarthy 'utilitarian' in first spring effort."
"Some of the things that were bugging me from the game, I took those down there and tried to iron them out a little bit," McCarthy said. "A lot of it was just mechanics on the curveball and staying through it. Down in the pen I felt like I got better, and I'm becoming more body aware, which is something I want with each given day, where you just become more aware of what's right and what's wrong. By the time you leave here you feel like you're in midseason form in understanding what your body is doing."

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