Monday, April 23, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/23/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Far from his best outing, Kenley Jansen recorded his second consecutive scoreless inning to record only his third save of the season last night. Per Ken Gurnick at
"It's testing my patience right now, it's annoying," said Jansen, who allowed a soft single to pinch-hitter Matt Adams and a liner by Wilmer Difo, then struck out Andrew Stevenson and Trea Turner before former Dodger Howie Kendrick flied out to center to end the game. 
"I wanted to watch that video right away. It was a perfect pitch to Matt Adams right there, but he's strong enough. He opened up because he's looking in and he finds the green right there," Jansen said. "Then I hung a slider to Difo and he put it on the green. I had to calm myself, even though I was angry, and got out of it. It's good to be angry. All this is making me push and push to get where I want to be."
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Connor Wong hit a pair of home runs on Sunday and now leads the minors (along with Jabari Blash) with eight home runs. Wong is yet another in the long line of Dodgers catchers who has a background in the middle infield (like Austin Barnes and Will Smith).
  • Statistics appear to back this up. Per Mike Petriello at; "Matt Kemp is in the best shape of his life (he really is): Dodgers outfielder has added most speed in MLB since 2017." 
  • Via Ken Gurnick at; "Turner 'getting better' but not ready to swing: Dodgers third baseman rehabbing broken left wrist."
Turner said he still has pain making certain movements, but emphasized that his fractured left wrist continues to heal without a setback.
"It's getting better every day and it's been a good week as far as range of motion and pain tolerance, but not there yet," Turner said to reporters. "When I hit a ball off a tee, I'll be the first one to stand here and let you guys know. I'll send a tweet and tag you guys. Maybe you can get some followers."

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