From the Dodger press notes: “The Dodgers’ last extra-base hit was center fielder Matt Kemp’s two-run homer in the seventh inning on Thursday night and since then they have hit 21 straight singles. In fact, 14 of the club’s 15 hits on Thursday were singles meaning that 30 of their last 31 hits have been for one base.”
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Chad Moriyama of Memories of Kevin Malone has two weekend posts worth noting. Today’s is a straightforward “be careful what you wish for” about Russell Martin’s absence, because A.J. Ellis and Brad Ausmus aren’t doing the job at all. The other is a deeper post about coaching and challenging players. Really worth a read.
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Another good read is Tim Kurkjian’s piece at ESPN.com on ending his remarkable, two-decade habit of clipping box scores.