Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 195 – 3+E, Bellinger, Urias, Maeda, Ryu

On this episode of Dugout Blues, Jared and I recap the week’s action, which included a game that reminded us of one that happened more than 10 years ago.

But first, we had an interview with Pete A. Turner, co-host of the Break It Down show. He’s a veteran, a Dodger and, more importantly, a baseball fan. He talked about things ranging from baseball to what he does in his professional life now that he’s out of the service. He’s a fascinating guy and Jared did not prepare me well for this interview. He also had Joe Davis on his show last year, and it’s worth a listen.

OK, onto the action. Saturday’s game against the Phillies was incredible. Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner hist back-to-back-to-back ding dongers to tie the game. Adrian Gonzalez won the game (after looking bad) with a single that absolutely was not a single. That was fun. It brought back memories of the 4+1 game from September 2006.

We also talk about the Giants’ series that could have been a sweep, should have been 3-of-4 but ended up in a split. I rant about the 10th inning and the Ross Stripling v. Hunter Pence battle that was ill-advised. Ugh.

Oh, and speaking of Bellinger (friend of the show), he was promoted to make his MLB debut. Needless to say, we were quite excited for his debut.

Julio Urias made his long-awaited season debut. Here’s hoping he’s here to stay.

Corey Seager seems to be getting closer to having his “A” swing, as he looked really good this week. It included a huge dong hit in San Francisco. At night. Off a lefty. He good.

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda had encouraging outings this week. Ryu looked good against the Giants (and solid against Philly on Sunday) and Maeda bounced back in a big way on Friday. Good pitchers pitching well is good.

Jared went to Rancho Cucamonga not once but twice this past week. He saw Mitchell White, whom he was not blown away with (unlike me, and I’m right). But he stopped short of needing a restraining order when describing Walker Buehler, who very well might be a unicorn. He also had thoughts on DJ Peters, Will Smith and others.

To close, we had a solid Q&A session. Keep ’em coming!

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About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.