Tuesday, September 06, 2016

2016 Bowman Platinum - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Last week I put up pics of the Dodgers base cards found in packs of 2016 Bowman Platinum (an Walmart exclusive offering).  Today I share pics of everything else.  Below are the various insert and autographed cards that are available. 

Veteran and Rookie Autographs

#PA-CS Corey Seager          #PA-FM Frankie Montas

Blog Kiosk: 9/6/2016 - Dodgers Links - Seager, Puig, Hill, McCarthy and Kenta Maeda

What more can you say about Kenta Maeda?

He has been fantastic and easily counts as the Dodgers best acquisition of this past year.  Given early fears that he would be susceptible to an arm injury you wouldn't be blamed for being skeptical.  Thankfully, Maeda was extremely confident in his abilities and was willing to sign with us on an performance based contract, and now we understand why.  Kenta Maeda is the Dodgers ace in the absence of Clayton Kershaw.

Last night he barrelled over an unmatched Diamondbacks club by going 6.1 innings, giving up just three hits and a lone earned run.  Furthermore, eight Arizona batter struck out and only one batter was given a walk.  Per Jack Baer and Steve Gilbert at MLB.com:
"Kenta threw the ball great," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "I think you could see with those hitters and their approach, sitting soft. He was effective with his fastball tonight and locating it inside, outside. Kept those guys guessing and made his slider that much more effective. We tried to get through that seventh inning, but he gave us a great, great effort. Something we really needed."
At one point he retired 18 batters in a row.  Not lost on the evening was the Dodgers power surge at the plate against former teammate Zack Greinke.  They pounded out five home runs against the highest paid pitcher in the game; including four in the fifth inning alone.  Last nights 10-2 victory gives the Dodgers a four game lead over the Giants

Pic above via Jill Weisleder/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out more pics by Jill and Jon SooHoo from yesterdays game.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1924 the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) recorded their 15th consecutive win, establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.  In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela recorded his seventh shutout of the season, tying a National League rookie record for shutout.  In 1996 Brett Butler returns to the Dodger lineup four months after having surgery for throat cancer.  You can watch a news report on his first game back here.