Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #617 - Kershaw 2nd Fastest Dodger to 150 Wins

For a split second I thought Topps would issue an Immaculate inning card for Dodgers reliever Zac Rosscup, but that was not meant to be. I suppose they feared a lack of sales would hamper that card. Instead, we get to enjoy a Clayton Kershaw card that celebrates his 150th career win. See it above and below. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger insider:
“It was a good day,” Kershaw said. “That first inning we get five like that early, it’s imperative you go out there, you want to have quick innings and get guys back in the dugout. (There’s) even more of an emphasis on that when guys are swinging the bats like they did today. It’s go right after guys and get quick outs.”

Blog Kiosk: 8/20/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Something you might have missed from last night's 12-1 rout of the Mariners was the ninth inning performance by Dodger reliever Zac Rosscup. He came in to finish the game and proceeded to throw the 93rd Immaculate Inning in Major League history -- striking out three batters using only nine strikes. It was also the first Dodger' Immaculate inning since Kenley Jansen's performance on 5/18/17 against the Marlins, the eighth ever in Dodgers history and the sixth Dodger to ever do it (Koufax did it three times). You can watch Rosscup's inning here.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1945 seventeen year old Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown became the youngest player in Major League history to hit a home run. He hit it off of Pirates hurler Preacher Roe in the seventh inning, and it would be the only run the Dodgers would score in a losing effort, 11-1In 1978 Steve Garvey and Don Sutton have a scuffle in the clubhouse before their game against the Mets. Sutton was critical of Garvey in a Washington Post story (here's a followup story); saying that he was more interested in his off-field persona than his play, and that Reggie Smith was the teams MVP.
"All you hear about on our team is Steve Garvey the All-American boy. But Reggie Smith was the real MVP. We all know it . . . (Smith) has carried us the last two years.He is not a facade. He does not have the Madison Avenue image."

Cardinals Series Starts Monday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
The Dodgers have a Good Sport Designated Driver program for those 21-years old or older who will provide responsible transportation for all members of their group and will not drink alcoholic beverages. Fans can sign up at any Fan Service Station, receive a coupon for one complimentary soft drink and be entered in a drawing to win a special on-field experience as the Budweiser Good Sport designated driver of the season.


Monday, August 20th at 7:10 PM
Alex Wood vs Austin Gomber
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, KTLA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020