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The Dodgers had a bunch of intriguing minor-leaguers posting solid numbers in the season’s first week.
Note: Since the minor-league season started on Thursday, the numbers you see here — especially for the hitters — will not be the norm all year long.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-0)
Player Of The Week
Scott Van Slyke – 1B
4 G, .600/.667/.933/1.600, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 2B, 4 R, 3 BB, 4 K
Van Slyke, on the strength of a 4-for-5, five RBI game, had the best week of any Dodger minor-leaguer. Primarily a first baseman now, the slimmed-down Van Slyke could still have a career in the big leagues, especially if he’s improved upon his slider bat-speed.
Pitcher Of The Week
Shawn Tolleson – RHP
2 G, 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
With starting pitchers on pitch limits and the Isotopes not having a lot of talent in the rotation, it’s possible for relief pitchers to make this list more often than not. Tolleson, who lost out on a bullpen spot in the majors because of options, is back to Albuquerqu...
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I like Yasiel Puig. I like him a lot, actually. I even ranked him as the top prospect in the Dodgers system for 2013.
However, if you follow me on Twitter, most of what I tweet about him is sort of dismissive. That’s not because I’m not excited about him, but rather because he seems to make people incredibly stupid.
For example, look at the tweets just from the last couple of...
Hyun-Jin Ryu, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw have serious skills on the baseball diamond.
But what about the dance floor?
.@hyunjinryu99 brought some style to the Dodgers clubhouse. RyuStyle ft. @therealmattkemp and @claytonkersh22: atmlb.comXAk4uH Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 9, 2013
The trio performed 'Gangnam Style' in the Dodgers clubhouse and, well, have a look...
It sure didn't take long for Hyun-jin Ryu to get acclimated to the Hollywood lifestyle now did it?
In December, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Korean superstar Hyun-jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million deal. Earlier this month, it was announced that the 26-year-old dropped a cool $1.85 million on a plush condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live.
Enter a player who, coming into the 2013 season, had been hit 114 times in his 8-year career, including 40 times in the last two seasons. Said player gets hit in a 2-1 game in the sixth inning and somehow thinks it's intentional.
Carlos Quentin, you suck.
Zack Greinke was leading 2-1 before getting to a 3-2 count on Quentin to begin the bottom of the sixth inning. Greinke...
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Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully went on a legendary tangent last night after reading a Twitter poll to the fans at home. After saying the options "#HittersPark" or "#PitchersPark" he asked the question on every person's mind over the age of 65, "what in the world is hashtag?"
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been named National League Player of the Week after his two lights out performances to start the season.
At a time when the Dodgers' bats have struggled to find consistency, Kershaw, the team's ace, has at least done his part to shut down the opposition, going 2-0 in two starts and not allowing a single earned run...
For anybody who believes that over the years we have become a more crass, less refined and an increasingly boorish group of fans who attend MLB games at baseball parks, think again. A 1940 report from Life Magazine documents the pummeling of umpire George Magerkurth by Brooklyn Dodgers fan Frank Gernano following a game between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 16, 1940...
That … about sums it up, I think.
On Thursday, Carlos Quentin started a massive brawl when he charged the mound against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zach Greinke.
Magic Johnson, the face of the new Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group and ESPN NBA analyst, took to Twitter in an attempt to encourage fans about the team. The results were... less than reassuring.
Dodger Nation: All I want is for my players to relax and have fun. Once our pitching, hitting and defense comes togetherwe will be great!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson...
Padres slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los
Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke to the ground after
getting hit by a pitch Thursday night, leading to a bench-clearing
brawl between the teams.