Thursday, March 05, 2020

2020 Bowman Next -- Wave 3 -- May, Gonsolin and Ruiz

Wave 3 from Topps 2020 Bowman Next online exclusive set is now available and there are three Dodger prospects found in the 15-card set. They are Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin and Kiebert Ruiz. Check their cards out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Wave 3 Base

#T33 Dustin May

Blog Kiosk: 3/5/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

Clayton Kershaw looked pretty good his second time out this Spring. Per Ken Gurnick at
Kershaw struck out four in three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks. 
“There were things I did better in the first game, but I landed my curveballs for strikes better than the first game, which was good,” he said. “A little better command than the last game. Backed up some sliders that they hit hard to shortstop, but overall a good step.”
Unfortunately, his outing was overlooked a bit because of a Dodger-Giant rivalry that continues unabated.
As Kershaw was walking from the mound to the dugout after the third out, Giants third-base coach Ron Wotus passed by en route to his first-base dugout and said something that set off Kershaw. 
“He was upset that I hit him and that’s fine, it’s part of the game and he’s allowed to be upset. I didn’t say anything,” said Kershaw, who said he was hoping Turner had avoided a repeat of two years ago.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1945 the Dodgers, facing war-time travel restrictions, open spring training at Bear Mountain in upstate New York. In 1958 Duke SniderJohnny Podres, and Don Zimmer are involved in an car accident in Vero Beach while trying to beat a 12:30 am curfew. With Snider driving, they veered off the road into a ditch. They fortunately suffer only minor injuries. BTW, this was the third car accident a Dodger player had suffered over the past two months. First, Roy Campanella was paralyzed then Jim Gilliam was struck by a trailer truck. In 1958 the Dodgers signed 21-year old free agent outfielder Frank "Hondo" Howard. He would play seven years in Dodger Blue -- slashing .269/.326/.495/.822 with 123 homers and 382 runs driven in. In 1966 the players elect Marvin Miller, assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers, as Executive Director of the Major League Players Association.
  • Happy BirthdayBernie HunglingLu BlueElmer ValoChad FonvillePaul Konerko & Mike MacDougal!