Thursday, May 30, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 5/30/2019 - Dodgers Links - Walk-Off!

Come on, Belli! There's no need to strangle him.

Last night was thrilling. The Dodgers fought back in the ninth inning against the Mets to score four runs -- punctuated by a walk-off sacrifice fly by Alex Verdugo with the bases loaded -- to win in glorious fashion, 9-8 (boxscore). Per Ken Gurnick at
“It just says, really, we’re nasty,” said rookie Alex Verdugo, whose sacrifice fly capped a rally in the bottom of the ninth that began with back-to-back homers from Joc Pederson and Max Muncy, followed by back-to-back doubles from Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger. “The boys can hit.”
You can watch highlights from last nights ninth inning here. The above photo via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1946 Boston Braves outfielder Bama Rowell became the first player to hit the Bulova clock located above the right field scoreboard with a long drive at Ebbets Field. His wallop shattered the clock face, causing glass to fall on the field and onto Dodger outfielder Dixie Walker. The event is said to have been the inspiration for a similar incident found in the book The Natural that was written by Brooklyn author Bernard Malamud. BTW, Rowell's hit, recorded as a double, should have earned him a free watch from Bulova, but did not receive it until 41 years later, on Bama Rowell day in his hometown of  Citronelle, Alabama. In 1962 Maury Wills becomes the 7th player in history to hit home runs from each side of the plate during a single game. The feat was accomplished against the Mets during the first game of a doubleheader that afternoon.
  • Happy BirthdayJesse Whiting, Tony WatsonAl MamauxEd Rakow & Manny Ramirez! 
  • Cards That Never Were shares a custom made fantasy card of Bill Bickner. Check it out here.
  • BTW, the final tally from the Dodgers third $1 Dodger Dog Night was 53,733 dogs sold, via a tweet from Ryan Evans.
  • Per TMZ -- "Dodgers' Justin Turner goes to bat for Magic Johnson... Not a 'Bully' to me!"
  • Awesome! Via Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider -- "Video: It’s time for Jeopardy!" The Dodgers were a featured category on the show the other day.
  • I love this quote from Cody Bellinger, via Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports -- "Is this version of Cody Bellinger real?"
“I mean, you love the game and you hate the game,” he said Wednesday evening. “Then you understand the game owes you nothing and no one’s going to feel bad for you. So you try to snap it back into reality and go out there and play and perform.
“That’s exactly what the game is. It’s probably the most humbling sport in the whole world. Nobody’s gonna feel bad for you, though. So, you just gotta go out there and play.”
  • Panini's blog shares a bunch of preview pics of their 2019 Leather & Lumber Baseball card brand -- out in stores now. To the right is a look at a Hanley Ramirez Dodger card. Go here to see more.
  • Yeah, this was fun to see. Per Paul Lukas at Uni-Watch -- "Dodgers Rookie Has Dirty-Uni Night for the Ages."
“Oh no,” said Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Joe Davis, “those pearly-white Dodgers home unis, covered in ketchup and mustard.” Gotta love the uni-centric reporting, right? The game was briefly delayed while Beaty used a towel to wipe off some of the offending condiments.

  • Via Matthew Moreno at Dodger Blue -- "Kik√© Hernandez, Justin Turner Visit Jonas Never Mural Painted For Adidas L.A. & Philippe’s To Celebrate Dodgers’ Move From Brooklyn."

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