Monday, May 11, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 5/11/2015 - Dodger Links - Kershaw, Puig and Pederson

This might be the best photo I've ever seen of our ace pitcher.  Yesterday morning, in honor of Mother's Day, @MLB tweeted out the above pic of a young Clayton with Mother Kershaw.

Unfortunately, it didn't provide the pitcher with much luck as he sought to capture his 100th career victory for the fourth time on Sunday.  Under unseasonably arctic conditions in Colorado he appeared to be well on his way towards that victory.  Then, the fifth inning came along to ruin it all.  A series of five scattered singles and a walk allowed five runs to cross the plate.  Thankfully, the Dodgers offense came into gear soon thereafter to take home the win.  Via Ken Gurnich at
"Fortunately, we got the win when I didn't pitch that great," he said. "I felt OK, but I'm not getting the results again. Definitely not up to par for what I expect and what the team expects."
Below are some more links to check out:
"That's what those games are for, to tell you if a guy's ready," Mattingly said. "We found out after he pulled up and felt something that he's just not ready. It doesn't mean it's a total setback or anything. From our standpoint, I don't think it's a monumental thing or it's blown up or anything."
"I get a hard time for about everything," (Pederson) said.

The ribbing is part of life as a rookie, but also a way to ensure Pederson doesn't focus too much on home runs at the expense of quality at-bats.
  • BTW, to make up for Saturday's rainout the Dodgers and Rockies will play a doubleheader on June 2nd, via a tweet from the @Dodgers:
“I had Tommy John once. I followed everything you’re supposed to do and it happened again. It might have been bad luck. But it didn’t make sense to me to do it all over again the same way just hoping it was bad luck.”

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