Friday, May 11, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 5/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

(Lasorda & Gibson, via Jon SooHoo)
At the least the Dodgers couldn't lose the Alumni/Old-Timers Game this weekend. Featured above is the 1988 World Champion Dodgers in attendance at this past Saturdays game. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“It’s been a rush for me, because I think back so fondly about 1988,” (Ricky) Horton said. “It was such a special thing. You realize and remember it’s not about what you did, but about the people you did it with. This kind of deal reminds you, and you just jump right back into the relationships with Jay Howell and Orel Hershiser and John Tutor and guys I spent … every day with, doing something that was pretty darn cool. I’m very thankful the Dodgers included me in this. The Dodgers are such a classy organization and they’re doing it right.”
Photo above and on the right via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1968 Don Drysdale shutout the Cubs at Dodgers Stadium, 1-0. This victory was the first of six straight shutouts thrown by Drysdale that would eventually lead to him setting a consecutive scoreless streak at 58 2/3 innings. On a side note, on this day Walter Johnson sees his consecutive scoreless streak come to an end at 55 2/3 innings in 1913. This was the record Drysdale broke 55 years later. In 2011 hard-luck pitcher Chad Billingsley and the Dodgers lose a tough one to the Diamondbacks when they give up just one run on one hit to lose, 1-0. This is the first time the club has lost when giving up only one hit since 1914.
  • Happy Birthday, Tony SmithJohnny BabichChink Zachary!
  • You can check out pics from Thursday's game against the Reds here, via Dodger Insider. Photos from Friday's game can be seen here. Saturday's game pics can be seen hereGo here to check out pics from Sunday.
  • FIPmyWHIP at Beyond the Boxscore takes a look at; "The best pitching performances In baseball history," and it includes two Dodgers' - Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw.
  • I hope his return sparks the Dodgers. Via a tweet by Bill Shaikin, Turner and Forsythe will return on Tuesday.
"Thanks to Kenley Jansen and his brother, my dream comes true," the 25-year-old wrote.
If the treatment succeeds — there is no guarantee — he might be able to walk again. 
Said Jansen: "I can't help everybody, but to see him struggle as a young kid like that, it stops your heart. Hopefully he becomes better, lives life healthy, and enjoys his family. You just want to see him healthy and back on his feet."
"You have to look at who you have and manage accordingly," Roberts said before Saturday's game against the Reds. "When we are walking and slugging, that's the profile of our players and that's what we do. To ask our guys to hit-and-run, they're not guys that handle the bat to hit-and-run, outside of Chase Utley, and to ask left-handed hitters to hit the ball the other way and not advance to third base, doesn't make sense.
"And then you have to take the combination of a swing and miss, now you're exposing a baserunner. To bunt, we don't have guys that typically bunt. And can the guy advance with his foot speed. For me to change the way I manage our guys, that, for me, is a flawed thought process."

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