Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 10/25/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What a game. What a win.

Kershaw was brilliant as he went seven strong innings, striking out eleven and walking none with just 83 pitches. In fact, he is just the second pitcher in World Series history to have recorded 11 K's with no walks -- the other pitcher to have done so was Don Newcombe. The bullpen extended their playoff scoreless streak to 25 consecutive innings. Chris Taylor opened the Dodger offense with a leadoff homer that seemed to shock the Astros pitcher (he shocks us too, Dallas). Most importantly, the man with fantastic orange locks, Justin Turner, continued his clutch hitting. He lead the way as he walloped a two-run dinger in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers a lead that they would not relinquish. Per Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
“He really took a great swing,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Gosh, JT has had so many big hits for us this year.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1981 in Game 5 of the World Series the Dodgers won their third straight game against the Yankees to take 3-2 series lead.  Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager hit back-to-back homers, and Jerry Reuss pitched a 2-1 complete game for the victory.
  • Happy Birthday, Mickey HughesJack DoyleWeldon HenleyRuss MeyerPete MikkelsenTito LandrumMike HarkeyPedro Martinez!
  • Video: Dave Roberts speaks with the media after the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. (video link)
  • Video: Alanna Rizzo speaks with Justin Turner after hitting a two-run home run in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. (video link)
  • Video: Hear from Clayton Kershaw after allowing just one run over seven innings pitched in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. (video link)
  • Adrian is here! Video: Adrian Gonzalez joins the SNLA crew to share his thoughts on the Dodgers Game 1 win in the World Series. (video link)
  • Audio: Rob Lowe discussed a run-in with Vin Scully, the atmosphere at Game 1 and Clayton Kershaw's greatness with Tim Cates, David Vassegh and Steve Sax. (audio link)
  • This is kind-of funny. Per Mike Oz at Big League Stew; "We quizzed Dodgers players about 1988, the year of their last World Series win."
  • Cat Loves the Dodgers shares a bunch of her fan-pics from Game 1. Go here to check them out.
  • Per Chris Cwik at Big League Stew; "Student who encouraged unity after Charlottesville delivers World Series game ball."
After seeing white nationalists march on the University of Virginia, 18-year-old Carlos Polanco decided to act. He reached out to incoming other incoming freshman heading to Dartmouth, and worked on a statement from the Dartmouth class of 2021 to the incoming students at the University of Virginia, encouraging unity and acceptance.
Polanco was selected as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America‘s National Youth of the Year. The BGCA is the official charity of MLB, and the National Youth of the Year traditionally attends the first two games of the World Series, delivering the game ball for Game 1.

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