(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) Los Angeles Dodgers use 20th overall selection in MLB Draft to select shortstop Gavin Lux, 18, Wisconsin high schooler. With the 31st pick they took Will Smith, catcher, out of Louisville, and Jordan Sheffield, right handed pitcher, at 36.
2.) “I hope the administration and the community appreciate what they have in this coach.”—MVS commenter “Pac 5 Scout” on West Covina HC Mike Maggiore
3.) “Dodgers should bring in boo machine for Utley at home games.”—Molly Knight
4.) Former Arroyo quarterback Brian Partida (2006-2007: 24-games, 41-TD passes, 17-Ints, 4,474 yards, 11-Tds rushing) turns 26 today.
5.) The Chicago White Sox designate Matt Latos for assignment.
6.) In 2014 MVS staffer Joe Torosian asked on Facebook for a sleeper pick in his MLB fantasy draft. “Jurickson Profar” …El Monte baseball HC Steven Urena wrote back.
7.) “In today’s NBA, Willy Loman would not be called for Traveling.”—Dennis Miller
8.) Dodgers versus Giants, Kershaw verses Cueto, tonight at AT&T Park.
9.) San Dimas alum, Peter Lambert is currently pitching at Asheville in the South Atlantic League. He’s made 11 starts, has a 2-3 record, 2.29 ERA, 48 Ks, 7 Bbs, in 51-innings of work. Lambert was drafted in the second round by the Colorado Rockies in 2015.
10.) On this day in 1944 Joe Nuxhall became the youngest pitcher in major league history at the age of 15. He retired one batter before giving up five runs and not being able to get out of the inning. He finished high school and then went on to be a successful pitcher with a 14-year career that began in 1952.