Nerve-Wracking, Nail Biter at The Ravine: Astros Defeat Dodgers to Tie World Series

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

George Springer hit a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-6, Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, tying the World Series at one game apiece.

Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, but Chris Devenski struck out Yasiel Puig on a full-count pitch to give the Astros their first World Series victory. They were swept in the 2005 World Series by the Chicago White Sox and lost Game 1 to the Dodgers, 3-1, Tuesday.

Both Houston and the Dodgers rallied during what would have been their last at-bat to extend the game.

The Dodgers entered their half of the 10th trailing 5-3, after Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa greeted reliever Josh Fields with back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th.

Puig homered leading off the bottom of the 10th off Ken Giles, who struck out the next two batters,

Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes. Logan Forsythe walked on a full count and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Kiki Hernandez singled in Forsythe, with Hernandez taking second on the throw to the plate. Chris Devenski relieved Giles and got Chris Taylor to fly out to center to end the inning.

Devenski, the fifth Houston pitcher, was credited with the victory, allowing only Culberson’s home run in his 1 1/3 innings. Brandon McCarthy, the ninth Dodger pitcher, took the loss, allowing two runs and two hits in one inning.

The Astros tied the score in the top of the ninth when Marwin Gonzalez homered off Dodger closer Kenley Jansen,

Despite 11th inning loss to the Houston Astros, Dodger fans still fired up for the Boys in Blue. (Photo courtesy of Angie Soto)

Despite 11th inning loss to the Houston Astros, Dodger fans still fired up for the Boys in Blue. (Photo courtesy of Angie Soto)

The Dodgers were held to two hits through seven innings but held a 3-1 lead entering the eighth on home runs by Joc Pederson and Corey Seager.

Jansen entered the game with no outs in the top of the eighth and Alex Bregman on second after a ground-rule double off Brandon Morrow that bounced off the glove of Puig, the Dodgers right fielder, and bounced into the crowd adjacent to foul territory.

Jansen induced Altuve, the first batter he faced, to ground out, with ,Bregman advancing to third. The next hitter, Carlos Correa singled, driving in Bregman and ending the L.A. bullpen’s 28-inning scoreless streak during the postseason.

Houston opened the scoring in the third. Former Dodger Josh Reddick led off with an infield single, moved to second on Justin Verlander’s sacrifice bunt, third on Springer’s single and scored on Bregman’s single.

Seager hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning following a full-count walk to Chris Taylor.

Pederson homered with two outs in the fifth after Verlander did not allow a hit over the first 4 2/3 innings.

Verlander, the Astros starter, allowed three runs and two hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two.

Rich Hill, the Dodgers starter, was removed by manager Dave Roberts after four innings. He allowed one run and three hits, struck out seven and walked three.

Following an off-day, the series will resume Friday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

Dodgers pitcher turned broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela threw the ceremonial first pitch after retired broadcaster Vin Scully feigned that he would. Valenzuela’s pitch was caught by Dodgers catching instructor Steve Yeager, a Dodgers catcher from 1972-85.

The capacity crowd of 54,293 for the four-hour, 19-minute game included actor Norman Lloyd, who will turn 103 on Nov. 8. Lloyd, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Daniel Auschlander on the 1982-88 NBC medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” also attended Game 1 of the 1926 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.

 

 

 

Heat No Match for Thrill of World Series Opener at Dodger Stadium

October 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series today at Dodger Stadium with a forecast that would make it the hottest known World Series game.

The temperature for the opening pitch at 5:09 p.m. is forecast by the National Weather Service to be 97 degrees. The unseasonably high temperature will be caused by a combination of Santa Ana winds and a strong upper-high pressure system, Andrew Rorke, a weather service meteorologist, told City News Service.

The hottest known World Series game is Game 1 of the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees in Phoenix on Oct. 27, 2001, when the first-pitch temperature was 94 degrees and Major League Baseball ordered the roof at the then-Bank One Ballpark to be open, according to The Weather Channel, citing information from a blog by National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration meteorologist Alex Lamers.

The Los Angeles Fire Department will assign additional personnel throughout the Dodger Stadium property because of both the heat and the potential for excessive celebration, the department’s Amy Bastman said.

“We are prepared for any additional need for emergency medical services,” she said, adding that the department will be poised to deploy additional personnel if needed.

The Los Angeles Police Department “will be fully staffed to respond to anything that arises” at the game, Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section said.

“We hope for the best but prepare for the worst,” Lopez said.

Lopez also cautioned against driving while intoxicated and said fans going to the game should be aware of their surroundings and report anything that looks out of place.

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw, who will be the Dodgers starting pitcher, said he didn’t think the heat was “going to change anything.”

“They’re from Houston, I’m from Texas, it’s going to be hot for everybody,” Kershaw said. “We’re all used to it. It will be fine.”

The game will be the first World Series game at Dodger Stadium since Oct. 16, 1988, when Orel Hershiser, now a Dodger broadcaster, pitched a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of the
series, won by the Dodgers, four games to one.

“We’ve heard 1988 for so long in L.A., it feels good to say that we’re getting to go to the World Series in 2017,” said Kershaw, who has been with the Dodgers since 2008.

The Dodgers roster is expected to include shortstop Corey Seager who missed the National League Championship Series because of a back injury.

Seager hit .273 and drove in two runs in the three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in a National League Division Series.

Seager had the Dodgers second-highest batting average during the regular season, .295, was second in RBIs with 77, and tied for third in home runs with 22.

Dodger management is “sort of talking through” other changes to the roster, including “how we’re going to use the catchers,” manager Dave Roberts said.

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel will start for Houston. His 14-5 record was tied for fourth best in the American League.

Keuchel limited the New York Yankees to four hits over seven innings and did not allow a run in a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series Oct. 13.

In his most recent appearance Wednesday he allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in a 5-0 loss.

Keuchel had two stints on the 10-day disabled list this season because of a pinched nerve in his neck and neck discomfort, sidelining him from May 20-26 and June 8-July 27.

Dodgers Win First Pennant Since 1988, Next Stop the World Series

October 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Dodgers could learn today who they’ll face in the World Series after they won their first National League pennant since 1988 with an 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Dodgers will open the World Series Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, facing either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros.

Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is set for today in Houston with the Yankees leading the best-of-seven series three games to two.

Manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Dodgers in the first World Series game at Dodger Stadium since Oct. 16, 1988 when Orel Hershiser, now a Dodger broadcaster, pitched a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

“We’ve heard 1988 for so long in L.A., it feels good to say that we’re getting to go to the World Series in 2017,” said Kershaw, who has been with the Dodgers since 2008.

“When you’re a kid, you just hope you make it to the big leagues so to get to go say you’re going to go play in the World Series, it’s an incredibly special moment. Up there with getting married and having kids, it’s right up there with one of the best days of my life.”

Starting shortstop Corey Seager, who was left off the 25-player roster for the National League Championship Series because of a back injury, is expected to return for Game 1 of the World Series, Roberts said.

Kike Hernandez hit three home runs, including a third-inning grand slam, Thursday as the Dodgers won the National League Championship Series four games to one, ending the longest pennant drought in franchise history.

Dodger sensation Enrique “Kike” Hernandez (right) showed up in a big way Thursday in Chicago, where the Dodgers clinched their spot in the World Series for the first time since1988. The Dodgers beat reigning World Series champs the Chicago Cubs 4-1 games to capture the National League championship series. Hernandez tied a postseason record with three home runs and seven RBIs, including a grand slam in the third inning, while Clayton Kershaw (left) limited the Cubs to three hits over six innings and struck out five for his sixth postseason victory. Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Game 1 at the Ravine. (File photos by Fred Zermeno)

Dodger sensation Enrique “Kike” Hernandez (right) showed up in a big way Thursday in Chicago, where the Dodgers clinched their spot in the World Series for the first time since 1988. The Dodgers beat reigning World Series champs the Chicago Cubs 4-1 games to capture the National League championship series.
Hernandez tied a postseason record with three home runs and seven RBIs, including a grand slam in the third inning, while Clayton Kershaw (left) limited the Cubs to three hits over six innings and struck out five for his sixth postseason victory. Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Game 1 at the Ravine. (File photos by Fred Zermeno)

“All year long it’s been a collection of guys, and certain guys stepping up.” Roberts said. “Every single night it’s somebody else. Tonight was his night to shine.”

This was the 11th time a player hit three home runs in a postseason game. Hernandez was the fourth Dodger to hit a grand slam in a postseason game, joining Dusty Baker and Ron Cey (both 1977) and James Loney (2008), according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Cody Bellinger and Charlie Culberson also both had three hits as part of ,the Dodgers 16-hit attack.

Chris Taylor and Justin Turner were selected as the co-MVPs of the series.

Kershaw limited the Cubs to three hits over six innings and struck out five for his sixth postseason victory, tying Burt Hooton for the team record. Chicago was held to one hit over the final three innings by three Dodger relievers.

Hernandez drove in seven runs with a solo homer in the second and a two-run homer in the ninth in addition to the grand slam during the five-run third.

The Dodgers, who never trailed, opening the scoring in the first whenBellinger doubled in Taylor, who walked.

Turner singled in Taylor, who doubled leading off the third.

Logan Forsythe doubled in Bellinger, who singled, and Yasiel Puig, who reached first on a fielder’s choice, in the fourth.

Kris Bryant homered in the bottom of the fourth for Chicago’s lone run.

Cubs starter Jose Quintana was charged with the loss, allowing six runs and six hits in two innings. He was relieved by Hector Rondon after each of the first four Dodger batters reached base in the third

Rondon struck out Forsythe, the first batter he faced, then allowed Hernandez’s grand slam.

“The better team won over the course of these five games,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon said. “They played really well. They kind of outpitched us and everything else.”

Celebrations broke out following the victory, including a large group that gathered at Whittier Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in East Los Angeles. Los Angeles City Hall and the U.S. Bank Tower were among the downtown Los Angeles buildings lit in blue.

“The Dodgers embody everything we love about L.A. — the grit, resilience, teamwork and talent that have built our city into one of the world’s most extraordinary places,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

“Only four wins stand between us and the championship that Angelenos have been waiting to bring home for a generation. I can’t wait to lose my voice cheering for this team in the Fall Classic.”

Breves de la Comunidad

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Ángeles

(CNS)- Los Dodgers de Los Ángeles hicieron cambios fuera y dentro de su estadio para la temporada 2017, pero en gran medida mantuvieron su lista intacta.

La carretera detrás del campo central fue reconfigurada en un intento de reducir la congestión de tráfico y se creó un nuevo estacionamiento de alta calidad entre la antigua estación 76 y la carretera de tránsito del campo central.

Otro cambio exterior vendrá el 15 de abril con la presentación de la primera estatua del Estadio Dodger, que representará a Jackie Robinson.

Los Dodgers abrieron su temporada el lunes con una victoria de 14-3 sobre los Padres, respaldado por Clayton Kershaw quién ayudó a limitar a San Diego a dos golpes en las primeras siete entradas.

Eagle Rock

(CNS) – La policía pide la ayuda del público para encontrar a un mujer de 68 años, que sufre de la enfermedad de Alzheimer, quien desapareció en Eagle Rock el 3 de abril.

Sandra Aguirre fue vista por última vez alrededor de las 4p.m. el lunes, en el bloque 6200 de Annan Way, según el Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles.

Aguirre es hispana, tiene el pelo rubio y los ojos café, mide cuatro pies 11 pulgadas de alto y pesa alrededor de 130 libras. Ella fue vista, por última vez, con una camisa gris, pantalones negros y sandalias, dijo la policía.

Cualquier persona con información relacionada puede llamar al (213) 996-1800 o a la línea telefónica de 24 horas del LAPD, (877) 527-3247 o al 911.

Glassell Park

(CNS) – Al menos siete personas resultaron heridas, tres de ellas en condición crítica, a resultado de una colisión de cuatro vehículos que volcó a un camión en la Autopista (2) en Glassell Park, el 4 de abril.

El choque ocurrió alrededor de las 5p.m. cerca de Fletcher Drive, dijo el Departamento de Bomberos de Los Ángeles. Cuando los tres coches y el tanque chocaron, varias personas quedaron temporalmente atrapadas en los restos de los automóviles, según las autoridades.

El departamento de bomberos trasportó a cinco mujeres y dos hombres a un hospital cercano. Tres de los heridos se encuentran en estado crítico, dijeron las autoridades. La razón del choque aun se desconoce.

Emotions, Spirits High for Scully’s Final Game at Dodger Stadium

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Vin Scully broadcast his final game at Dodger Stadium Sunday, addressed the crowd for about 90 seconds, followed by the playing of a recording of his singing “Wind Beneath My Wings.”

“I am terribly embarrassed,” Scully told following the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 victory 10-inning over the Colorado Rockies that assured them of their fourth consecutive National League West Division championship.

“I was hoping that we would win the game 10-0 and there would be no tension and it would be a nice, easy day because I have a very, very small modest contribution on my last day,” Scully told the crowd announced at 51,962.

Vince Scully gives the fans thumbs up and thanks them once again by singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Park” in the seventh inning. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Vince Scully gives the fans thumbs up and thanks them once again by singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Park” in the seventh inning. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

“I have always felt that you folks in the stands have been far, far important to me. You have given me enthusiasm. You have given me young at heart.”

“Believe me when I tell you I’ve needed you far more than you neededme. I wanted to try and express my appreciation to all the players, God bless them, and to all you folks here in the ballpark.”

“It’s a very modest thing. I sang this for my wife. It was a loving gesture. You know the song, `Wind Beneath My Wings.’

“That’s what you are. You are the wind beneath the team’s wings. You’re my wind. I know it’s modest. I know it’s an amateur. Do you mind listening?”

#6 Charlie Culberson makes his way to home plate after his game winning walk-off home run. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

#6 Charlie Culberson makes his way to home plate after his game winning walk-off home run. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

After the crowd cheered, the recording played, while Scully had his left arm around his wife Sandra.

Dodger batters tipped their helmets to Scully before their first at-bats and several of his grandchildren visited him in the broadcast booth.

Charlie Culberson’s first homer of the season broke a tie with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Dodgers tied the score when Corey Seager hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

 Yasiel Puig greets Justin Turner at home plate in the seventh inning with a high five to keep the game alive. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)


Yasiel Puig greets Justin Turner at home plate in the seventh inning with a high five to keep the game alive. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Colorado had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning when David Dahl hit a solo homer with two outs on a 1-2 pitch from relief ace Kenley Jansen.

The 88-year-old Scully has said his final game will be next Sunday, when the Dodgers will be playing in San Francisco, because it comes 80 years to the day when he saw a sign at a laundry in his native New York City reporting the score of Game 2 of the World Series that day — New York Yankees 18, New York Giants 4, that prompted him to become a baseball fan.

The crowd erupts in cheers as Corey Seager rounds third base to tie the game in the ninth inning, keeping hope alive for a fourth consecutive Western Division Title. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

The crowd erupts in cheers as Corey Seager rounds third base to tie the game in the ninth inning, keeping hope alive for a fourth consecutive Western Division Title. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

“It seems like the plan was laid out for me, and all I had to do was follow the instructions,” Scully said.

On the day after his final game, Scully said “maybe the first thing I’ll do is take my watch off and put it in the drawer and just think ‘I can do anything I want,’ which probably will be have a nice breakfast, read the papers, maybe take a walk and get a good book and read that book.”

Scully said that in retirement he’ll most miss “the people who have just made me feel so much at home.”

The Dodgers salute and tip their hats to Vin Scully, as a special thank you for his 67 years as the Dodgers’ announcer. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

The Dodgers salute and tip their hats to Vin Scully, as a special thank you for his 67 years as the Dodgers’ announcer. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Scully’s 67 seasons with the Dodgers is the longest tenure for a broadcaster with a team. He has been the Dodgers’ No. 1 broadcaster since 1954.

Either on the team or NBC broadcasts, Scully has called such memorable moments by the Dodgers (or their opponents) as Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen’s perfect game against the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series and Hank Aaron’s record-
setting 715th home run.

Manager Dave Roberts celebrates with champagne as he points to the fans as he celebrates his first Western Division Title. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Manager Dave Roberts celebrates with champagne as he points to the fans as he celebrates his first Western Division Title. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Scully’s many honors include the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball” and being named the greatest sportscaster by the American Sportscasters Association.

A ranking system devised by author Curt Smith for his 2005 book “Voices of the Game” determined that Scully was baseball’s greatest announcer, giving him a perfect score of 100, based on such factors as longevity, language, popularity and persona.

Scully said he would like to be remembered as “a good, honest man, a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather. I’m not even thinking about sports announcing.”

It’s ‘Vin Fever’ Time L.A.

September 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a special thing going on this year that goes beyond the team’s players, coaches or even the teams win loss record for that matter: It’s Vin Scully fever.

An Elysian Park street was re-named in April as part of the City of Los Angeles' yearlong tribute to legendary Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully (pictured second from left), who will retire after 67 years as the "Voice of the Dodgers." (EGPNews photo by Fred Zermeno)

An Elysian Park street was re-named in April as part of the City of Los Angeles’ yearlong tribute to legendary Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully (pictured second from left), who will retire after 67 years as the “Voice of the Dodgers.” (EGPNews photo by Fred Zermeno)

After 67 years in the broadcast booth, the famed baseball announcer will call his last three home games in front of sold out crowds at Dodgers Stadium.

“Vin Scully Weekend” will include special tributes during the team’s series against the visiting Colorado Rockies, then it’s on to San Francisco where the “Voice of the Dodgers” will call his final game Oct. 2 against the Giants.

The final home stand games are sold out and can be seen on KTLA 5 over the weekend.

At 88-years-old, Scully says this is it, again telling reporters Tuesday he won’t broadcast any Dodgers games during the post-season.

The yearlong goodbye has been building in intensity, made all the better by the Dodgers’ winning season and the promise of post-season play.

Could it be the Scully’s magic has traveled to the players through a force only they can understand? Whatever it is, Dodgers fans couldn’t be more excited. “Vin Fever” is everywhere.

Scully already has the key to Angelenos’ hearts and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will make it official tonight when he presents the Ford C. Frick Award winner a Key to the City during a ceremony before tonight’s Dodgers-Rockies game.

Fireworks will light up the sky over Dodgers Stadium tonight, but as every fan knows, Vin Scully is the brightest light out there.

Dodgers Lead Division with Fifth Straight Win

September 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Dodgers stayed hot as did Yasiel Puig since his return to the Dodgers, with a pair of RBIs and his 9th homerun to key a 3-1 win over the D-backs Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. The win gave L.A. a sweep over Arizona, five straight wins and a season-high five-game lead over the Giants in the National League West.

Howie Kendrick dives to beat out the tag on Wednesday night to tie the game at 1 before taking the lead for good. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Howie Kendrick dives to beat out the tag on Wednesday night to tie the game at 1 before taking the lead for good. (Photo by Fred Zermeno)

(Photo by Fred Zermeno)

(Photo by Fred Zermeno)

Renovated Baseball Fields Dedicated at East L.A. Park

June 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Two renovated baseball fields were dedicated Saturday at Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles, financed by a combination of funding from government, corporate and philanthropic sources.
Improvements to the fields include a new turf infield, new bullpen area and new foul poles.

Renovations include replacement of chain-link fencing on the backstops and dugouts, new metal dugout roofs, new side fencing and new outfield fencing with yellow top caps for both fields.

New LED solar scoreboards with signage resembling those at Dodger Stadium were also installed.

Dodger pitchers J.P. Howell and Julio Urias and former Dodgers Billy Ashley, Lee Lacy, Tim Leary and Derrel Thomas conducted a baseball clinic following the dedication for more than 400 players from the Dodgers Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program at Belvedere Park.

Funding for the improvements came from the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the LA84 Foundation, the athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories maker Nike, the insurance company Security Benefit and the office of Supervisor Hilda Solis, whose First District includes East Los Angeles.

The fields are the 43rd and 44th to be renovated or built under the Dodgers Dreamfields program, which began in 2003 when the team was owned by the Fox Group. It continued when Frank McCourt owned the team from 2004-2012 and under the current ownership.

“Lack of playing space is a serious problem for youth sports everywhere, but especially in low-income communities,” said Renata Simril, president and CEO, LA84 Foundation which manages Southern California’s share of the surplus from the 1984 Summer Olympics and supports a wide array of youth sports programming.

“Children from all background should have safe, high quality fields of play.”
The foundation’s programs are funded through private donations and various fundraising events. Team finances are not used.

Jugadores Latinos de los Dodgers Ponen Acento a Sus Apellidos en Camisetas

May 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

El jugador mexicano de los Dodgers Adrián González luce con orgullo su nueva camiseta, en la que lleva su apellido escrito en la espalda con la tilde tal y como corresponde al español, y tras él hizo lo propio su colega puertorriqueño Enrique “Kike” Hernández.

El experimentado primera base del equipo angelino de béisbol mostró en sus cuentas de Twitter y de Facebook una foto y un vídeo en los que luce su camiseta, donde por primera vez aparece la tilde sobre la “a” de su apellido.

“Después de años en las Grandes Ligas solo me faltaba ponerle acento a una cosa”, aseguró el jugador mexicano a modo de presentación del vídeo en el que se le ve entrar al campo con la nueva camiseta.

González se unió así a la campaña realizada en Twitter bajo la etiqueta #PonleAcento, que busca destacar a los hispanos el béisbol profesional e invitó a otros peloteros a seguir su ejemplo.

Otro jugador hispano del equipo angelino que respondió al reto fue Hernández, quien igualmente mostró su nuevo uniforme con la tilde en su apellido.

“¡Qué bonito se ve Hernández con el acento! Ya lo tengo”, dijo Hernández en su cuenta de Twitter.

“¡Ahora invito a todos los latinos a que hagan lo mismo! #PonleAcento”, agregó el multifacético jugador boricua.

Con el ejemplo de los dos jugadores de los Dodgers, se espera que muchos otros peloteros hispanos también agreguen las tildes a sus apellidos en sus uniformes.

Los jugadores latinos representan cerca del 30% de los jugadores de la MLB, según datos oficiales de la competición.

 

Dodger’s New Pitcher Off to Sensational Start

April 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Rookie sensation from Japan, Kenta Maeda with a (3-0) start, lowered his league-leading ERA to 0.36. Even though he has six seasons as a pro in Japan, he is a rookie in America.

At Mile High Stadium last weekend, Dodgers’ Manager Dave Roberts praised Maeda’s “athleticism, calmness.”

Maeda tied a Major League Baseball record during the Dodgers 4-1 win over Colorado on Saturday.

He also pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday and has allowed just one run through his first four career starts, tying for the fewest in the majors during that time frame since 1900. The 28-year-old Japanese pitcher also struck out eight batters against the Rockies, bringing his season total to 23 in 25 1/3 innings.

“This is the best fastball command since I’ve seen him, Roberts said, commenting on Maeda’s first appearance at Coors Field. “…He doesn’t scare off.”
The Dodgers are at home this weekend against the San Diego Padres. A fireworks display will take place after the game on Friday.

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