It was a busy week for the Dodgers as they had to do their very best to not look past the Rockies in anticipation of the Padres series over the weekend. With all of the hype from the media, it’s a little shocking they were able to sweep Colorado in the fashion that they did.
With that being said, let’s jump into some of the biggest headlines surrounding the team this week!
Kenley Jansen came into a save situation against the Rockies earlier this week and walked the first runner. That brought on an onslaught of booing coming down from the top deck to which Kenley Jansen had some words for after the game.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer also had some words, but his were directed at The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Bauer went off on an article written up by the veteran journalist that suggested MLB was testing out balls used in his outing because they suspected he was using a foreign substance.
You might have seen Trevor Bauer and Kenley Jansen throwing before games or at practices. Apparently, the two hurlers have a lot of conversations around the field and in the dugouts during games.
If you’ve ever wondered what the head pat celebration was, Joe Davis confirmed it for everyone earlier this week. Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes later confirmed that it was Gavin Lux who first came up with the celebration for the squad.
Clayton Kershaw was asked about the Houston Astros and how he felt about fans giving them a hard time this season. Kersh went on to say that he was just happy to let the fans take care of Houston and that he wouldn’t have to waste any time on them this year.
The Dodgers have an incredibly stacked starting rotation heading into 2021. But catcher Will Smith still says that he is the main guy, no matter who they have in the starting 5.
And finally, former outfielder Yasiel Puig responded to allegations of assault earlier this week. The former Los Angeles star released the statement along with his lawyer and alleged that the victim in the case was seeking money. The victim’s lawyer has since responded and blasted Puig’s side.
All of that news and so much more surrounding your Los Angeles Dodgers this week! Stay with us all season long as we continue in-depth coverage of the best baseball team in all of Major League Baseball.