Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 4/28/2016 - Dodgers Links - Neutered Dodgers Lose 2 to 0

The Dodgers have just provided an early peak at the 1981 World Series Tri-MVP bobblehead that they'll be giving out on Saturday, July 2nd.  It features Pedro Guerrero, Steve Yeager and Ron Cey.  Go here to see the Dodgers entire promotional schedule.

As for last nights game, the Dodgers got stymied.  Scott Kazmir was solid in his seven innings of work.  He had gotten bitten early in the first inning, allowing four hits that resulted in two early runs.  Then, Kazmir settled down and scattered three hits over the next six.  Per Jack Baer and Joe Frisaro at
"The cutter was good, the fastball command was good," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said about Kazmir. "He started throwing his change later and that was good as well. It was down. He gave us 110 pitches, something like that. He gave us some length tonight, which we needed.
The Dodgers offense, on the other hand, was not good.  They continued to be befuddled by the Marlins.  Per Doug Padilla at ESPN:
“You could see guys pressing a little bit,” manager Dave Roberts said. “You could see some hard contact out there, but when (hits) aren’t falling, you start looking at your last three, four games. Some guys are looking at their average and not getting hits. When I feel like you need to get a hit, it gets tougher. I think guys are coming out of the strike zone a little bit more than they used to.”
All they could muster were two hits, and the only potential rally came on three walks in the eighth inning that could not be cashed in.  With the bases loaded, Yasiel Puig struck out and Adrian Gonzalez flied to right to end their only threat.  The Dodgers went out with a whimper; losing 2-0.  Below are more links to check out:
  • Corey Seager is now on twitter.  Follow him here: @coreyseager_5.  His very first tweet was a photo of socks.  
  • Via Cut4, "Let's watch Corey and Kyle Seager express their sibling rivalry through R.B.I. Baseball 16."  This is awesome.
  • Check out a new Dodgers blog called, "A Very Pleasant Good Evening."  (Link Here)  It's a very fan-centric look at the games they attend.  No analysis or that other stuff.  Just a fan and his perceptions.
  • Via Chris Landers at Cut4, "It's always the right time to listen to ten of Vin Scully's most enthralling stories."  Landers shares some of the great stories by Vin Scully.
  • Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "A meaningful tribute to Louis Coleman’s grandfather."
One line. I wish all Dodger fans could’ve heard Louis’ tribute. He didn’t dance around the fact that his “Pappy” was “always right” and, at times, not the easiest person to get along with. He called him “a man’s man.”

“But he had a way of making things simple,” Louis said. “I used to throw at a tater sack hung across a barbed wire fence when I was growing up. That was my target.”
“Not a whole lot of improvement,” (Dave) Roberts said. “He’s disappointed, because after not picking up a baseball for three or four days, you’d expect that to kind of subside. … I don’t know when he’s going to pick up a baseball.”
"I've talked about that, but I've also talked about using the roster," Roberts said. "I think that Trayce is good out there in center field and I want to get him at-bats. It makes sense to get him in there against left-handed pitching. Joc had a good at-bat against a left-hander, Breslow, last night, so it's not like I'm pinch-hitting every time a left-hander gets in there."

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