Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is currently on the disabled list, but he’s still atop the midseason list of National League Cy Young Award favorites provided by online oddsmaker Bovada. Kershaw, 27, has won the award three times in his career.
Here’s a complete list of Bovada’s midseason award favorites:
The Sports Museum of Los Angeles [map] will re-open to the general public on weekends only beginning this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gary Cypres’ extensive personal collection is a treasure in the collecting world. Read a feature that colleague Tom Hoffarth wrote about it here. The public re-opening — it had been open for private events only for years — includes a special treat for Dodger fans.
From a press release:
SMLA’s re-opening will feature the incomparable “Dodgers Collection,” featuring thousands of items from the team’s birth in Brooklyn in 1890 to the current team.
SMLA houses the largest and broadest-known collection of iconic sports memorabilia and collectibles in the world. Conveniently located at Main St. and Washington Blvd., just south of downtown Los Angeles and just 1.2 miles east of STAPLES Center and LA LIVE, SMLA is in the mecca of Southern California sports. The 32,000 square foot museum contains more than 10,000 prized pieces valued in the millions of dollars collected during a 30-year period by founder and CEO Gary Cypres and housed in 30 galleries.
The permanent exhibits feature items dating to the 19th Century and include one-of-a-kind pieces from football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, boxing, biking, soccer and other sports. Future exhibits at SMLA will include those featuring the Rams, college and pro football collections and a baseball icon Babe Ruth collection. SMLA includes a hall to host private parties.
SAN DIEGO– The two Dodgers on the National League team fared very differently in the first All-Star Game appearance for each.
Corey Seager struck out in his only at-bat against New York Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances. He swung at only one of the five pitches he saw, a 2-2 fastball clocked at 100 mph, and missed.
The rookie shortstop also committed an error in the field, bobbling a Mark Trumbo ground ball in the seventh inning.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen faced one batter in the eighth inning, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and struck him out on three pitches.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hit 15 home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby at Petco Park. (Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO — Can spending 4 minutes and 30 seconds trying to hit home runs out of Petco Park ruin a hitter’s swing?
The Dodgers are about to find out.
SAN DIEGO — For Jeff Seager of Kannapolis, North Carolina, his first big league call-up was a long time coming.
The father of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the mound tonight with the unique goal of trying to allow as many home runs as possible to his son at the Home Run Derby. The 56-year-old right hander has never been scored upon in a professional game, but he believes he has a strategy for success (or, in his case, failure).
“I’m going to go about it like I’m in the backyard,” Seager said. “I’m hoping it’s the same.”