Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers had their second bobblehead giveaway of an owner on Saturday, Sports legend Billie Jean King was immortalized on a bobblehead, she joins Magic Johnson who has at least two Dodger-themed bobbleheads since 2012.
Prior to Saturday’s game, the Dodgers honored infielder Gavin Lux and right-hander Josiah Gray with their respective Branch Rickey Player and Pitcher of the Year Awards.
Jack Harris of the LA Times wrote this piece on the well-dressed Gray who was thrilled to be at Dodger Stadium. He spoke about his year and what he gleaned from the Dodger organization.
Dodgers' Josiah Gray gets minor league pitching honor https://t.co/aB77dITu2i— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) September 22, 2019
Justin Turner was given a very special Dodger award on Saturday
NEWS: The #LosAngeles #Dodgers (@Dodgers) give an annual award to the "Most Inspirational Dodger" - it was won by Justin Turner (@redturn2). See every winner, the Roy Campanella Award history, and some trivia, on #BaseballAlmanac. [https://t.co/3lNSs9QQPB] pic.twitter.com/1ZWEs330tp— Baseball Almanac (@BaseballAlmanac) September 21, 2019
Around the league ...
The Braves broke the hangover streak by winning on Saturday and their star centerfielder accomplished something that had not been done in a long time.
This is not a streak you need if you are chasing a playoff spot.
The Cubs have lost five straight games and four straight by one run. The last time they lost four straight games by one run was April 23-26, 1972. pic.twitter.com/IyeGw0njZc— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2019
If you didn’t hear, the Padres made Andy Green the first manager to be relieved of his job in 2019. Bruce Bochy is retiring next week but he is still on the job so he doesn’t count. Green’s contract was through 2021.