Monday, June 04, 2018

Welcome to the Blue, Caleb Ferguson!

We are all about to get a firsthand look at another Dodgers' starting pitching prospect. Last week it was Dennis Santana. This time around we will get to see 21-year-old 2014 draftee (38th round) Caleb Ferguson. He stands approximately 6' 3", weighs a hearty 215 lbs. and is a lefty. You can also follow him on twitter here: @Im_Ferg. BTW, Caleb started this season at Tulsa and was only promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 26th. Now, he's heading to LA -- although, there is no official announcement yet. BTW, it was Ferguson's mom who made the unofficial announcement, via a tweet from Michael Duarte:

Blog Kiosk: 6/4/2018 - Dodgers Links - Sweep!

Max Muncy helped power the Dodgers to come from behind and defeat the Rockies in Colorado, 10-7. He walloped two homers; including a three-run shot in the third inning that brought the Dodgers within two runs of tying the game. They would eventually win and sweep the Rockies in the ninth inning. Per Ken Gunick at
"Every time [he's] in the box, it feels like he's going to get a hit," said manager Dave Roberts. "The energy he brings in the middle of the lineup or top of the order, he's productive."
Photo above of Max Muncy via Matt Kelley at on Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1964 Sandy Koufax threw his third no-hitter of his career. He blanked the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, 3-0. Overall, he recorded 12 strike outs and allowed just one walk. In 1968 Don Drysdale threw his sixth consecutive shutout of the season, extending his scoreless streak to 54 innings, when he defeated the Pirates, 5-0. This is also the day Robert Kennedy made note of Drysdale's efforts in a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the CA primary. You can watch that portion of the speech here. Soon thereafter, he would be assassinated. In 1972 the Dodgers retired Roy Campanella's number - #39. In 1998 the Dodgers traded Hideo Nomo to the Mets for Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichaelIn 1990 Dodgers ace Ramón Martínez struck out 18 Atlanta batters to defeat the Braves, 2-0. His effort tied a club record for strike outs in a game with Sandy Koufax, and was one short of the Major League record.
  • Happy Birthday, Lee MageeGeorge WatkinsRick Wilkins!