According to Vin Scully on the video of it, the Dodgers have been dancing and have turned on a bubble machine every time someone hits a home run of late. Last night was the first instance I saw of it, following Hanley Ramirez’s home run. Watch it all here.
The dancing is kind of cute, actually. The bubbles are fun. Which I’m sure means that if they do it against the Diamondbacks 14 Dodgers players will be murdered in service to the unwritten rules and playing the game the right way and all of that.
But in the meantime:
The Angels announced on Tuesday night that the club acquired pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the Marlins for cash considerations. Pitcher Dayan Diaz was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Despaigne.
Despaigne, 31, posted a lackluster 5.31 ERA with 18 strikeouts and eight walks in 20 1/3 innings for the Marlins before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in early June. Despaigne has even struggled at Triple-A compiling a 4.47 ERA with a 41/13 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.
Despaigne has spent about equal time starting and relieving in his major league career, so he could operate as a swingman for the Angels. Otherwise, he’ll serve as pitching depth.