Corey Seager had two hits in three at-bats Monday in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Clayton Kershaw was his usual self, and rookies Scott Schebler and Corey Seager showed unusual poise, in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Rockies. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Andre Ethier has quietly been among the Dodgers’ steadiest hitters this season.
The most eye-opening stat I didn’t have room for in anything I wrote today:
Dodgers infielder Justin Turner is one of seven finalists chosen by online fan voting for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
One of 30 nominees for the annual MLB Players’ Association’s humanitarian award, Turner will be pitted against Baltimore’s Adam Jones, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, Chicago White Sox pitcher David Robertson, Seattle’s Robinson Cano, Miami’s Dee Gordon, and Cincinnati’s Skip Schumaker.
Here’s more from an MLBPA press release:
Mat Latos was demoted to the bullpen briefly in August, and missed a crucial start against Wednesday with a stiff neck. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Mat Latos threw briefly in the Dodgers’ bullpen prior to tonight’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, two days after he was scratched from a scheduled start in Anaheim with a stiff neck.
“Just wanted to see if anything’s lingering,” Latos said. “Feels good. No issues.”
That doesn’t mean Latos will go back into the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Nor does it mean he’s out.
Long Beach native Dodgers infielder Justin Turner served the community of Long Beach at the Long Beach Rescue Mission on Jan. 28. Dodgers alumni Ken Landreaux and Matt Luke, Dodgers employees and Bank of America volunteers along with Turner served at the Long Beach Rescue Mission. The group prepared meals, set tables and assist in the Long Beach Rescue Mission’s meal service program. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff photographer)
Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ nominee for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player’s community involvement. Players from every team choose one nominee each season.
Voting for the six finalists is open to fans online. Click here to vote.
Here’s more about the award from an MLB Players’ Assocation release:
Dodgers starters Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw each make a strong case to win the National League Cy Young Award. (Associated Press photo)
Cliff Corcoran of SportsIllustrated.com regularly lays out his case for who should win each of the major BBWAA awards in each league as the season progresses. I point out his column today because, 1, the Dodgers aren’t playing and 2, he has Clayton Kershaw ahead of Zack Greinke in his hypothetical National League Cy Young Award vote.
The third reason I recommend it: It contains a rather convincing argument.
(For the record, I do not have an NL Cy Young vote this year.)