Monday, March 26, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 2/26/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Yasiel Puig lead from the batters box last night as he blasted a solo homer and a legged double to help the Dodgers defeat the Angels in Anaheim. Via Doug Padilla at
"Can I say right now that he is going to hit third every day? Absolutely not," manager Dave Roberts said of Puig after a 4-2 win in the Freeway Series opener at Angel Stadium. "But I think that I will give him a little bit of a runway to show that he deserves that opportunity."
"I think probably the more I thought about Yasiel and the presence he has in the box, him against right-handed pitching, and the at-bat quality last year, [he] has been very consistent," Roberts said. "So I think that right now, losing [Turner], it's an opportunity for [Puig] and gives us a chance to be considerably better with J.T. not in the lineup."
Photo of Puig above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 the St. Louis Browns returned pitcher Tommy Lasorda to the Dodgers after having just purchased him a month prior. In 1984 Jackie Robinson was awarded, posthumously, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan in a White House ceremony. Rachel Robinson accepted the award on her late husband's behalf. At the time Jackie was just the third ballplayer to be given the distinction (Moe Berg and Joe DiMaggio were the others). You can watch the presentation hereIn 1991 the Dodgers free agent catcher and future Hall of Famer Gary Carter to a one-year $500,000 contract. 
  • Happy Birthday, Jack McCarthyJoe KlugmannJosé VizcaínoFrank Lankford!