Monday, April 01, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 4/1/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

What an amazing Opening Weekend. Not only did the Dodgers start things off right by winning the first series of the year, but they did it by eclipsing several records.
  • On Thursday they walloped eight homers to set a Major League record for homers on Opening Day.
  • On Friday they played the longest regular season game at Dodger Stadium in franchise history -- at six hours and five minutes.
  • They shattered a LA record for most runs scored for a four-game series -- at 42 runs.
  • When Russell Martin pitched on Sunday he became the first full-time position player to record a 1-2-3 ninth inning for a team win since 1963 -- by Willie Smith of the Tigers.
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:

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

The next homestand starts on Monday against the San Francisco Giants. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:

Monday, April 1st at 7:10 PM
Julio Urias vs Drew Pomeranz
TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN (out-of-market only), SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

2019 Topps Now - #26 - Bellinger's Big Saturday

The Dodgers exploded on Saturday for 18 runs against the Diamondbacks, due in large part to a four hit effort by Cody Bellinger. He accounted for six of the Dodger runs -- recording two singles (scoring three) and two homers (including a two-run shot against hapless catcher turner pitcher-for-the-day John Ryan Murphy). For his herculean evening he receives the second Dodgers' Topps Now card of the 2019 season. Check it out above and below. You can go here to order, but since I am posting this late it will soon be closed. Per Ken Gurnick at