Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 8/14/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

“It was as good of a night as we’ve had all year,” said manager Dave Roberts.
When you've got the best pitching coach in the game and some of the best youngsters the league can produce, it should come as no surprise that games like last nights happen. Last night we absolutely decimated the lowly Marlins, 15-1, and even witnessed the beauty of Russell Martin as a reliever for the third time this season. BTW, Dustin May is the real deal. He showed us his curve ball and it was very good. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
On Tuesday, May’s sinker-cutter combo stayed as trusted as it has all year, getting a combined seven swinging strikes and 17 called strikes. But he also more frequently incorporated the curveball, throwing it 17 times. 
“The more comfortable I feel with it, the more I’m going to throw it,” said May, who recorded a second straight outing allowing just one run.
Photo above via JC Ruiz/ at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays blowout game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1919 the Dodgers and Cubs play a doubleheader that last a total of only two hours and seventeen minutes. In the opener, the Cubs blanked Brooklyn 2-0, in one hour and ten minutes, and in the nightcap it takes the Dodgers one hour and seven minutes to shut out Chicago, 1-0In 1980 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent pitcher Tom Niedenfuer out of Washington State University. In a couple of years he would be a mainstay in the Dodgers bullpen -- recording 64 saves as a Dodger. 
  • Happy BirthdayMagic JohnsonFrank McCourtMark LorettaScott StewartMcKay Christensen & Juan Pierre!
  • ICYMI: The Dodger called up outfielder Kyle Garlick yesterday, and placed infielder Tyler White on the IL with a right trap strain.
  • Per Stealing Home at All Trade Bait All The Time -- My Card Haul From the National (Brooklyn Dodgers Edition)." He got some great vintage Dodger stuff.
  • Via Tom Verducci at Sports Illustrated -- "Walker Buehler Has the Arm, Arsenal and Attitude to Be a Star."
"He has a burning desire to be great," says Dodgers president Andrew Friedman, "in large part to back up the amount of trash he talks."
Buehler, for instance, when asked if he is the strongest player, pound-for-pound, on the Dodgers, replied, "Yeah, I would say so. I think there are probably guys who are naturally stronger than me, but during the season I don't think many people lift the way I do. So throwing a hundred at inning 180-ish, that's where the confidence comes in."
  • Via Matt Borelli at Dodger Blue -- "Dave Roberts Doesn’t Foresee Many September Callups; Austin Barnes To Rejoin Dodgers When Active Rosters Expand."
However, only a few select players are expected to be promoted. “No, I don’t see that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the possibility of more than a handful of players joining the team once active rosters expand in September.
“With Taylor, Hernandez, Gyorko, obviously Austin will be recalled, there’s guys we already have that have been here for quite some time. To kind of flood the clubhouse doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.”
  • Here's some fun stuff. Per Clint Pasillas at Dodgers Nation -- "Jesica and Matt Beaty – The Truly Wed Game."
  • Add him to the bullpen! Russell Martin has made three relief appearances so far this season, and he's been fantastic. Watch Russell tell you how good he's been on the Dodgers twitter:

  • Congrats, Yasiel! He's now an American Citizen, via a tweet from him:

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