The last time Logan White took a position player with the first pick in the draft was in 2002 on a pitcher named Loney. Wait! Loney was a pitcher too – he was just converted to 1B. Oh, maybe he’s going to convert Seager to become a pitcher. You will read all over the blogosphere how great this guy is and how he was the best 3B in the draft, however, it appears that the Dodgers will keep him at SS for the time being. Let’s hope he’s better than Loney. Is it too late to convert Loney back to a pitcher? With their second pick, Logan took another SS, Jesmuel Valentin, son of Jose Valentin. Logan White says he is as excited as when he drafted Clayton Kershaw.
Speaking of Clayton Kershaw, it appears that he is in love with his new slider a little too much. It’s good he has another pitch, but his bread and butter fastball and curve are being neglected. He will figure it out.
When I was young, I used to be able to throw a baseball through both sets of goalposts on a football field (the goalposts used to be on the goal line at that time). That was probably at least 340 feet. I always thought that was pretty good, until one day at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, I watched Pedro Borbon stand on home plate and throw a baseball over the CF fence on the fly (404 feet away). I mention this because Pedro died yesterday at age 65. RIP, rubber arm.
Last night was a nice win on the road. Now comes Bills – get the pen ready. We will most certainly see Shawn Tolleson tonight and about 5 other relievers.
Good Dee – Bad Dee
Dee Gordon scored the winning run after hitting a triple. He also had another hit to raise his BA to .229. He also made a bone-headed play by letting his hand come off the base after easily stealing it. He’ll learn, just like Matty learned.
I like the fact that Don Mattingly is getting tossed standing up for his team. It’s a breath of fresh air compared to Joe Torre. Donnie is passionate about the team and it shows in the team as well.