Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Panini Flawless - The Dodgers Rookie Autograph Cards

Here is a look at several rookie autographed Dodgers cards available in packs of 2016 Panini Flawless.  As you can see, Corey Seager is prominent, but so is former Dodger Jose Peraza.  As you may recall, Peraza was sent to Cincinnati over the winter as a part of the three team trade that netted the Dodgers Micah Johnson, Frankie Montas and Trayce Thompson.  Go here to check out pics of the Dodgers' gem base cards in the set.

Flawless Rookie Signatures

#2 Corey Seager                                  #15 Jose Peraza

Blog Kiosk: 6/28/2016 - Dodgers Links - Kershaw, McCarthy and Congrats Rogie Vachon!

Things looked bleak early on, but as the yesterdays game wore on the Dodgers continued to battle and eventually came away with a victory.  Via Doug Padilla at ESPN:
"It was good to see after we spotted them four in the first, Kaz goes out there and throws up four zeroes," manager Dave Roberts said. "We responded, put up a crooked number and figured out how to win a baseball game. It's something that we saw this series, and there were some good at-bats. I liked the way we didn't quit."
Scott Kazmir went five innings, gave up four hits, and four earned runs (all in the first inning).  At one point he recorded twelve straight outs.  Then the bullpen came in and was magnificent.  Via Adam Berry and Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"He just pitched better. He got downhill angle. He started throwing strikes. The changeup played. He was a completely different guy on the mound," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Kazmir. "Their bullpen has been one of their strengths. We got to see some of that this series. … The opportunities after the first, there weren't many."
Photo above via SportsNet LA on twitter.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 2008 the Dodgers are no-hit by the Angels at Dodgers Stadium, but won the game 1-0.  The only run in the game scored on a sacrifice fly by Blake DeWitt in the fifth inning.  He drove in Matt Kemp - who had gotten on base on an error and advanced to third on another error during a steal attempt.
  • Happy Birthday, Al Downing!