Monday, June 4, 2012
The Dodgers outfielder/infielder hit his first major league home run against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Former Burroughs prep baseball standout Scott Van Slyke has been optioned back to Albuquerque by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move came Sunday as the National League squad, which has been hit hard by outfield injuries, saw the return of veteran Juan Rivera to the lineup. Van Slyke, son of longtime Cardinals and Pirates outfielder and former 101 ESPN Radio analyst Andy Van Slyke, cracked his first Major League home run on a Sunday night baseball telecast against his hometown Cardinals last month. On the season, Van Slyke was hitting .194 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI in 17 games with Los Angeles, according to a team press release announcing the move.
Monday, May 21, 2012
We're following local products who have made it to the big leagues. Check out what Scott Van Slyke and Max Scherzer did Sunday!
Max Scherzer Parkway Central's Max Scherzer, who has struggled this season on the mound for the Detroit Tigers, found his form in dominating fashion Sunday. He pitching seven innings and struck out 15, which according to espn.com is the most in 40 years for the franchise. He evened his record at 3-3, after going 4 innings in his start Tuesday, not enough for the win. Scott Van Slyke The Burroughs grad from Chesterfield hit his first major league home run Sunday night pinch-hitting for the Los Angeles Dodgers against his hometown team. It was a 3 run blast in the seventh inning to give L.A. a 6-5 lead and the ultimate margin of victory over the Cardinals. It had otherwise been a quiet week for Van Slyke, the Burroughs son of former St. …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Up for the first time at age 26 with the first-place Dodgers.
With All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp sidelined with a left hamstring injury, the door has swung wide open for St. Louis hitting star Scott Van Slyke. Van Slyke, son of former big leaguer Andy Van Slyke (Pittsburgh and the Cardinals) was called to the Dodgers this week, and has reached base his first three appearances at the plate in the big leagues. His first major league appearance in a Dodgers uniform was a broken bat single. It has been an inglorious climb for this 6-foot-5, 250 pounder, drafted by L.A. in the 16th round in 2006. After hitting .348 at Chatanooga in AA and tearing it up for the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes at .348 his moment has come. This is what the website prospect of the day has to say about this former Bomber. The Dodgers…