Friday, May 18, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 5/18/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

I want to believe things are turning around.

Last night the Dodgers convincingly routed the Marlins, 7-0. Kenta Maeda was fantastic as he threw eight shutout innings; allowing only two hits and striking out eight. Best yet, Justin Turner lead the offense with three hits; including two doubles, to drive in five runs. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“I felt good the last couple days,” Turner said to SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo. “My timing’s right, seeing the ball good.”
On Kenta: “Just outstanding,” Turner said of Maeda’s performance. “That was fun to watch. Hopefully, build some momentum going up to D.C.”
It's discouraging that they could only win one of seven games against two of the worst teams in Baseball -- Reds and Marlins -- but that's where we are. We're a club that has looked lost all season long, and one can only hope that as players return from the DL they find a way to right the ship. As much as I see, read and hear that the Dodger season is doomed I know that deep down inside that they still have a chance -- albeit a quickly diminishing opportunity.

Photo above via Manny Fernandez/ at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger HistoryIn 1929 the Brooklyn Dodgers out-slugged the Phillies, 20-16. Hilariously, Dodger hurler Ray Moss allowed ten earned runs and still recorded his first win of the season. In 1931 Dodger outfielder Babe Herman hits for the cycle against the Reds at Ebbets Field.
  • Happy Birthday, Bob ClarkCy BargerDon Lund & Eric Young!
  • Dodger Talk: Todd Hollandsworth joined David Vassegh this week to discuss Dodgers memories and the impact legendary manager Tommy Lasorda had on his career (Link Here).
  • YouTube: Check out this fantastic video taken in 1939 of ol' Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. The Dodgers would eventually play several home games here from 1956 to 1957 (YouTube Link) (Hat Tip: @Royals_46season on twitter).
  • The A Good Drei With Kid N Drei Blog shares a bunch of pics from the recent Dodgers Alumni Game, here.
  • Cat Loves the Dodgers also shares a bunch of her pics from this past weekend -- including the Alumni Game and Mother's Day.
  • A Cody Bellinger Bobblehead will be given out at tonights game in Chancho Cucamonga, via a tweet from the RC Quakes:
Following an arduous battle with a bout of depression, Ferrer, who was an avid photographer, with the support of husband Ivan Resendez, found a new focus and embraced his love of dance and today teaches Zumba and folkl√≥rico classes daily for free at St. John’s. The youth group has performed throughout Southern California and volunteered at community cleanup events.
Lessons in discipline, courtesy, respect, and volunteerism are weaved through the technical aspects of dance.

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