Thursday, May 02, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 5/2/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Ryu was fantastic last night. He battled Madison Bumgarner pitch-for-pitch -- throwing eight innings of four-hit ball, allowing just one run and striking out six. Unfortunately, the Dodgers offense decided to take May Day off. All they could do was scatter six hits and score one run to eventually lose on a walk-off single to Buster Posey, 2-1. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“Hyun-Jin was outstanding. It’s unfortunate that you don’t win a game when he pitches the way he did,” said manager Dave Roberts. “He had command of everything … Kept those guys off balance. Certainly his best outing of the year.”
Photo above via Michael Urakami/ at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1928 Giants manager John McGraw does the unusual. In that afternoons game against the Dodgers he calls for an intentional walk with the bases loaded and two outs to drive in a run during the ninth inning to make the score 2-1. Giants starter Larry Benton then struck out the next batter, Harry Riconda, to get the victory. In 1975 the Dodgers traded Geoff Zahn and Eddie Solomon to the Cubs for starting pitcher Burt HootonIn 1995 Hideo Nomo made his first major league start. He would pitch five innings of one-hit ball against the Giants in a no-decision. The Dodgers would eventually lose the game in the 15th inning, 4-3 
  • Happy BirthdayLarry Cheney!
  • Dodger Talk Audio: David Vassegh caught up with Justin Turner before the game vs. the San Francisco Giants to talk about his season, A.J. Pollock news, and Alex Verdugo so far in 2019 (Audio Link).
  • Rachel Robinson and Janet Marie Smith, Dodgers' Senior Vice President of Planning and Development, are finalists for 2019 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award from SABR (link here).
  • This is adorable. Ten-year old Sydney Irene Ortiz writes at La Vida Baseball about her first visit to Dodger Stadium.
  • LOL! Via Jason Owens at Yahoo Sports -- "Dodgers fan loses fries, then pizza chasing two different foul balls."
  • We all should've expected this. Via Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors -- "A.J. Pollock To Undergo Elbow Surgery."

Indeed – Friedman was cool, calm, and collected when asked how the Dodgers will handle the absence of A.J. Pollock in the lineup.
“I think it’s kind of all of the above. Everyone is going to get a little more of an elevated role. I think Verdugo will play more against righties and lefties with Max Muncy playing more against lefties. Joc may play more against lefties. Chris Taylor is going to get more at-bats, its’ kid of an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach.”

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