GLENDALE, Ariz. — Some odds and ends from this morning’s media scrum with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, plus the lineups for today’s 12 p.m. (PT) game against the Texas Rangers in Surprise:
This is Part 16 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B.
Key stats: .275/.350/.480 slash line, 28 home runs, 33 doubles, 90 RBIs in 156 games.
Seinfeld episode: “The Wink” (season 7, episode 4).
Key quote: “That’s ridiculous. I’m not a home run hitter.”
Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.
Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.
One other player on the Dodgers’ payroll won a Gold Glove today: Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon. The Dodgers agreed to pay Gordon’s 2015 salary ($2.5 million) when they traded him to the Marlins last winter in a three-team deal that helped them acquire Howie Kendrick, Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez and Austin Barnes. Gordon also led the National League in batting average (.333).