ESPN finds that the Dodgers, if they were to make no trades, no free-agent signings or draft picks, would be able to win the National League West for three more seasons (through 2021).
The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, calls on Spectrum and the Dodgers to figure out a way to let the people of LA watch their boys in blue.
The Dodgers are really making their way into the history books this year. Check out this tweet with some sweet home run stats.
The Dodgers have hit 21 homers through their first 8 games, 2nd-most in MLB history (2000 Cardinals had 23).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 6, 2019
6 of those have been by Cody Bellinger, who currently has more home runs than 10 ENTIRE TEAMS. That's the most ever by a Dodgers batter through the team's first 8 games. pic.twitter.com/6V5XkzEOtn
Talk about Belli-bombs.
#Dodgers Cody Bellinger has hit 70 HRs since making his MLB debut on April 25, 2017. No one in the National League has hit more in that time (Goldschmidt also 70)— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 6, 2019
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation broke ground on a new Dodgers Dreamfield in Fontana, Calif. This is their 51st Dodgers Dreamfield and their second field specially designed for children with special needs and disabilities.
Around the league...
Twins’ Jorge Polanco hit for the cycle on Friday night.
The Athletic’s Dan Hayes (subscription required) writes about Polanco’s achievement while also acknowledging the way the rest of the Indians played.
“But the best game of the shortstop’s young career and the 11th cycle in Twins history wasn’t even close to enough to help his team overcome a dreadful all-around performance in a 10-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.” —Dan Hayes, The Athletic
The Red Sox, reigning World Series champions, are not getting off to a good start. Their rough season continued with a 15-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Someone isn’t too fond of how the game went.
Rick Porcello is not happy pic.twitter.com/fM2h1lGWha— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) April 6, 2019
MLB.com ranked the top 10 minor league teams. The Tulsa Drillers notched the No. 2 spot on the list.
MLB’s Cut 4 writes about two MLB players who used the popular song, “Old Town Road” as their walk-up songs.
Our old friend, Yasmani Grandal, got in on the home run party for the Brewers.
Lastly, please take a minute to enjoy these home runs. You deserve it.