Dodgers news ...
Dodgers will hope to begin a new winning streak with last night’s win. You can read the TBLA game recap here.
Cary Osborne writes about Maeda’s performance in Dodger Insider here.
Roberts said Maeda worked with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, after his previous start on Aug. 4 against San Diego, to get his release point more over the top.
“As the season goes on, my pitching mechanics did go a little off,” Maeda said through an interpreter. “I was able to readjust that and immediately with the new arm slot I was able to execute a little better on my offspeed and fastball today.”
Ken Gurnick from MLB.com writes about manager Dave Roberts faith in Kenley Jansen.
“It’s tough when you’ve been a one-pitch pitcher your entire career and you’re still trying to evolve and have comfort and sequencing and keeping hitters honest,” said Roberts. “He’s done it, he can handle it and he’ll be just fine.”
Here’s an interview of Clayton Kershaw that Alanna Rizzo did prior to Saturday’s game.
.@ClaytonKersh22 chats with @alannarizzo about another successful #PingPong4Purpose with @KershsChallenge and what he's liked so far from @d_maydabeast & @goooose15 in their young #Dodgers careers. pic.twitter.com/nfT8ziGc2Y— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 11, 2019
So far it has been a good week for Dodger starting pitchers and today there will be a sixth different one taking the mound in their sixth game played this week.
Dodgers starting pitchers have allowed 2 runs in 5 games this week. They get the major league ERA leader back Sunday— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) August 11, 2019
Around the league ...
Humiliation: Astros over Orioles 23-2. O’s avoid shutout on last minute safety. https://t.co/Ki6B8pSO0w— The Crawfish Boxes (@CrawfishBoxes) August 11, 2019
A pair of rookies accomplished something today that had never been done.
Yordan Álvarez and Aristides Aquino are the first pair of rookies to each hit 3 HR on the same day in MLB history.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 11, 2019
Both games were Álvarez and Aquino's first career 3-HR game.
Both wear #44.
h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/yOj0ClFIq4
How bad is the Orioles pitching at home (or how good are opponents hitting it) this season.
Orioles opponents at Camden Yards this season are hitting .286/.352/.555 (~136 OPS+) and averaging 7.02 runs per game. The Orioles lost 23-2 tonight to the Astros, who hit 6 home runs.— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) August 11, 2019
Baltimore at home in 2019 has been outscored by an average of 2.72 runs per game
Mets keep rolling along, winning streak reaches 8 games.
Finally, which is maybe what Mike Trout thought to himself when he hit his first career home run at Fenway Park on Saturday. He had played 21 games and had 101 plate appearances entering Saturday’s game without a home run at Boston.