Aaron Miles, heater hunter.
Here are some Dodger links for a Tuesday...
- First Matt Holliday took one off the junk two years ago, then last night he had to leave the game because a live moth flew into his ear. "Team spokesman Brian Bartow said Holliday was taken into a dark room and trainers put a light by his ear, trying to lure the insect out," said the Associated Press report. "That didn't work, so they used a utensil to get the moth, which was still alive, out of Holliday's ear."
- Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times caught up with former Dodger Rafael Furcal on Monday in St. Louis. "I'm on the bases a lot of times," said Furcal, who has a .280 on-base percentage in St. Louis.
- Ken Gurnick of MLB.com gives an update on the status of some injured Dodgers: starter Ted Lilly is on schedule to pitch Friday at Dodger Stadium; Kenley Jansen will pitch his second rehab assignment from Class A Rancho Cucamonga tonight, and could be activated Friday; Dee Gordon will take batting practice Tuesday and Wednesday in St. Louis, then go on a rehab assignment of at least two games before getting activated.
- How is Jamie Hoffmann similar to Sadaharu Oh? Read Chris Jackson's report on Hoffmann for the Albuquerque Examiner to find out.
- Yesterday, Mike Petriello wondered at Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness why Casey Blake wasn't placed on the disabled list, while also fondly reviewing Blake's tenure as a Dodger.
- After Monday's win, Aaron Miles was interviewed by former Dodger Ricky Horton for Fox Sports Midwest. Miles uttered the t-shirt worthy phrase, "Those guys know over there that I hunt the heater."
- According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, rehabbing pitcher Stephen Strasburg could be back with the Nationals in time to start on September 6 or 7 against the Dodgers.
- Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy took time away from changing diapers to find this Don Drysdale commercial for Vitalis from 1968: