Saturday, June 20, 2009
Manny Ramirez agreed to a minor-league rehab stint before his suspension ends. Manny is allowed to play for the Dodgers' farm teams before his return, but the Dodgers can only have him play with the clubs with his consent. Ramirez will most likely play with Triple-A Albuquerque for three games, then go to Single-A Inland Empire for another three-game set.
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Dodgers recalled James McDonald from Triple-A Albuquerque. McDonald was on the Opening Day roster, but struggled in his first career starts, posting an ERA of 6.75. However, he had a tremendous turnaround in the minors, and compiled an ERA of 3.26 and 40 strikeouts. Travis Schlichting was demoted to make room for McDonald. Schlichting was rarely used as a reliever, pitching just 2.2 innings in his rookie-season.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Jonathan Broxton was unavailable for the game due to a sore big right toe.
The win gave manager Joe Torre his 2,195th career managerial victory, putting him fifth on the all-time list. He passed Sparky Anderson after tying him on Tuesday.
The Athletic Director of USC will interview Reggie Theus for the head-coaching position of the men's basketball team. Theus previously coached the New Mexico State men's team and the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. The Trojans are also considering Jamie Dixon, coach of Pittsburgh.
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The large Egyptian statue was from an earlier sketch.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Mitch Jones got his first major-league hit, a single into right-field. Jones was subsequently erased on a double-play.
Double-decker buses carry the Lakers and others down Los Angeles
Kobe shows off the Larry O'Brien trophy
The Lakers enter the LA Coliseum down a purple carpet. Note the man with the large Afro is actually Josh Powell.The main stage for the rally
Pau and Kobe bust a move
Phil Jackson speaks at the rally, holding the hat that celebrates his 10 NBA championships
Streamers fly as the rally, in addition to the momentous season, comes to an end
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mitch Jones made his major-league debut, striking out on a full-count. Jones has been a journey-man minor-leaguer his entire professional career, but got his first real opportunity to appear in a game after the Dodgers optioned Jamie Hoffmann to the minors. Because Jones was not on the 40-man roster, Jason Schmidt was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
No word yet if O'Brien is set to replace Juan Pierre.