Home Baseball De Paula’s first dong, Busch stays on hearth, Speeding leaves early after backswing hit – Dodgers Digest

De Paula’s first dong, Busch stays on hearth, Speeding leaves early after backswing hit – Dodgers Digest

De Paula’s first dong, Busch stays on hearth, Speeding leaves early after backswing hit – Dodgers Digest


Jun thirteenth, 2023 Scoreboard


Josue De Paula, who turned 18 simply three weeks in the past, put collectively a heck of a ballgame for Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday. He went 3/4 on the dish, with a pair of singles, one a bouncer again by way of the field, the opposite a line drive to proper, and he additionally picked up his first homer in full season ball:

Kudos to the San Jose Giants, they capped the inning with a sluggish movement third base dugout digital camera shot of De Paula’s first bomb:

It’s a beautiful stroke. That’s a newly-turned 18-year-old with a fast, leveraged swing, improbable rotation, his head is correct on it, he’s brief to the ball, and he’s staying in there to take a lefty yard. And able to escape of the field as well. I’d substitute all these phrases with emojis if I might.

De Paula additionally acquitted himself nicely within the area:

Listed at 6’3 when he signed as a 16-year-old, it’s totally doable the towering teenager loses a step or three as he fills out, however the effort is certainly there. Get hyped for this child, he brings it.


Michael Busch, contemporary off being named the Pacific Coast League participant of the week, introduced the warmth once more on Tuesday:

Busch ended up going 3/4 on the dish, with a single, a triple, 4 RBI, and likewise reaching by way of HBP. The previous North Carolina Tar Heel is slashing .320/.436/.552.

Relying on the severity of Max Muncy‘s hamstring harm, Busch is likely to be the pure callup. If not, with the commerce deadline quick approaching, going streaking on the finish of the varsity 12 months may truly be a constructive for a change.


Some moderately unlucky enterprise occurred in Nice Lakes — Dalton Speeding, who, of late, has regarded a very good bit higher behind the dish, together with drawing reward for his pitch calling and communication abilities with a few of the youthful hurlers, suffered one of many pitfalls related to donning the instruments of ignorance. A hazard of the backstop enterprise that’s sadly all-too recognized to Dodger followers of late — he took a barrel from a backswing proper to the helmet.

After mentioned influence, Speeding stayed in for a pair of pitches. The primary, he acquired. The second ended up being popped up round house plate. After a route that was moderately indicative of how grievously impacted Speeding was by the conclusion of the earlier AB, the 2022 fortieth general decide caught the pop up, dropped to his knees, regarded down on the floor, and was promptly eliminated.

Whereas there was no point out of any of this in Nice Lakes’ recap of the ballgame, that comes as little shock. The Dodgers hold all such issues near the vest. It’s my assumption that the Dodgers can be exceedingly cautious with Speeding, and placement in concussion protocol is definitely in play, as they did lately with Will Smith. As extra info turns into out there, it will likely be relayed right here. Finest needs to Dalton Speeding, and hopefully he passes all related assessments with flying colours.


Dalton Speeding was positioned on the 7 day IL on Wednesday, catcher Max Hewitt was despatched down from Double-A Tulsa to take his place.


Right here’s Wednesday’s begin instances for the minor-league golf equipment (all instances Pacific), together with the Dodger affiliate’s beginning pitcher, the place recognized:

  • Oklahoma Metropolis vs Salt Lake Metropolis – 10:05 AM, Mike Montgomery
  • Tulsa at Springfield – 10:05 AM, Ben Casparius
  • Nice Lakes vs Wisconsin – 4:05 PM, Justin Wrobleski (50% off White Claws, in case you’re on the lookout for an aesthetic good time in Midland, Michigan)
  • Rancho Cucamonga at San Jose – 1:00 PM, Payton Martin


Take pleasure in your Wednesday, of us.



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