Alex Verdugo with the throw of the day around the MLB.
A 98.4 MPH missile.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 19, 2019
That’s tied with Michael A. Taylor for hardest tracked throw this year on an assist. pic.twitter.com/u8cocixaLR
Julio Urias made a little bit of Dodgers history. His nine strikeouts were a career high.
.@theteenager7 is the youngest @Dodgers starter with 9+ Ks, 1 hit or less since @ClaytonKersh22 in 2009. pic.twitter.com/5fcMaZGJ1w— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 19, 2019
- Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom to a minor-league deal.
- There was some moving around in the Dodgers starting rotation, as Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his return from the IL on Saturday, pushing Clayton Kershaw back to Sunday.
Around the league...
- Will Benson, a prospect in the Indians farm system, hit four homers in a game on Thursday.
- Shohei Ohtani had his first batting practice session since his Tommy John surgery in October.
- Joey Votto continued his string of career firsts. After flying out to first base for the first time in his career on Wednesday, he followed by hitting his first career leadoff home run on Thursday.
You can’t pop out to first if you hit it over the fence. pic.twitter.com/2AFUpiPv3F— MLB (@MLB) April 19, 2019