Busy day around here. It seems like when we’re winning, every media outlet under the sun wants to talk to one of our players, coaches, front office staff or even PR hacks like me.
Serious props go out to the Kamenetzky brothers for finding a way to work into their blog the Saved by the Bell episode when Jessie Spanow gets "so excited." I’m not really sure what that has to do with the Dodgers, but they get my nod of approval.
Some notes from today’s game notes:
A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING – Julio Lugo made his first appearance at third base in the Major Leagues last night, starting at the hot corner. His last game played there was in 1997, when he played for Houston’s Single-A Kissimmee. Lugo has now played second base, third base, shortstop and all three outfield positions in his big league career.
THE BULL HITS STAPLES TOMORROW – Dodger reliever Jonathan Broxton will be signing autographs at the Staples in Glendale tomorrow from 12-1.
PLAYING RIGHT FIELD – James Loney made his big league outfield debut last night. Loney made three starts in right field for Triple-A Las Vegas from May 13-15 and went 7-for-11 with a homer and seven RBI vs. Nashville. Today, the Dodger organization named him its Minor League Player of the Month for July, the second consecutive month he has been honored. He hit .371 with three homers and 18 RBI in July.
Ethier, LF (somehow we just noticed his 13-game hitting streak is alive)