Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers made a comeback win to take the series opener against the Braves. You can read the TBLA game recap here.
Cody Bellinger took the MLB home run lead with No. 41 ... but then Mike Trout tied it up again.
.@Cody_Bellinger is the fastest player to reach 41 HR (124 games) since Giancarlo Stanton in 2017.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 16, 2019
Stanton finished with 59 HR, will Belli get to 60? pic.twitter.com/G6qvYUurRF
If you haven’t seen or heard, Kristopher Negrón missed a diving catch and ended up kissing the floor. It was pretty bad, and Deadspin wrote a short pice about it.
Around the league ...
Bill Walton hijacked the White Sox broadcast yesterday and it was the most talked about event in the MLB last night. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic live tweeted all the interesting things Walton said. It is a really, really long thread.
Bill Walton on the broadcast: “Pop the champagne! Champions! White Sox! California, Angels! Yeah!"— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 17, 2019
MLB.com wrote a piece about 11 players who are exceeding this season’s expectations. Spoiler: no Dodgers make the list.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he would be in favor of a mercy rule in baseball. Yahoo Sports gets more into the specifics.
Aaron Boone says he wouldn't be opposed to some sort of mercy rule in the regular season for blowouts like last night. Said he thinks it would help cut down on some of the unwritten rule stuff about whether or not to swing on 3-0 in a lopsided game, etc.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 16, 2019