Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers could not do it the simple way, instead it took some Beaty magic to brink home the win that will give the Dodgers another series. You can read the TBLA game recap here.
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com wrote about Scott Alexander’s setback, nerve damage in his left thumb here.
The Dodgers honored Fernando Valenzuela before the game on Saturday. Cary Osborne from Dodger Insider wrote a nice tribute to Valenzuela.
Fernandomania.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 21, 2019
Congratulations to Fernando Valenzuela on being inducted in the Legends of Dodger Baseball! pic.twitter.com/B6d52Gjie2
Many Los Angeles area sport franchises gave out jerseys to Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel in honor of his tenth anniversary with LA Phil.
After 10 years in LA, Gustavo’s become part of the fabric of the city – and now he’s covered in the city’s finest fabrics. Thank you, @Dodgers & @DodgersFdn, @Lakers, @LAKings , @LA_Sparks, @LAClippers , @RamsNFL, @LAFC, @LAGalaxy, for helping us to celebrate a decade of Dudamel! pic.twitter.com/T5nsSfHIkW— LA Phil (@LAPhil) July 20, 2019
Around the league ...
Ronald Acuña Jr. is the 8th player to hit 20 HR and steal 20 bases in his age-21 season or younger in MLB history. The last player to do so was Mike Trout in 2013.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 20, 2019
Acuña Jr. has a SB in 5 straight games, making him the first Brave with a SB in 5 straight since Otis Nixon in 1991 pic.twitter.com/YvEJXLTxZ5
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince writes here about today’s Baseball Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony. Five players, Harold Baines, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith, Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina will have their opportunities to address all of the attendees and television audience about receiving this honor.
Brandy Halladay, Roy Halladay’s widow, will accept baseball’s highest honor for him.
"Amazing, amazing, amazing." The Class of 2019 reflects on their #HOFWKND experience thus far, and talks about how they're preparing for tomorrow's Induction Ceremony. https://t.co/56CwkhauPa pic.twitter.com/p5WtdTubSc— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) July 20, 2019
Vlad Guerrero hit his first grand slam of his career, Keegan Matheson from MBL.com wrote the story on it here.