Tagged: Billingsley

4th Blogging Anniversary. Haikus to my Dodgers and Baseball

February 13, is my fourth blogging anniversary.   Yes, it was four years ago, a day before Valentine’s Day that I decided to start a blog.   Four years later and 500+ blog posts, I am still here learning and blogging.

I have never tried before to write haikus but I decided to read about them and attempt to write some so here are three

Baseball giddiness
Players report back to camp
Spring sure is coming!

Pitchers and Catchers
A sure sign of Spring Training
Warms my heart alright!

Vin Scully will say
It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!
I can hardly wait

Dodgers reported to Spring Training.   LOS ANGELES DODGERS REPORTING DAY FOR PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

Chad Billingsley looks good!

LOS ANGELES DODGERS REPORTING DAY FOR PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

the kid Kershaw speaking to the media.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS REPORTING DAY FOR PITCHERS AND CATCHERS

Good to see Belisario is already at Camelback Ranch.  Here he is with Cochito Luis Cruz.

In addition to Pitchers and Catchers, other players are already in camp like Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford.  Happy training boys!  See you this coming weekend!

Love is Blue song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FYD1dlw4E

Happy Pitchers and Catchers!  Happy Valentines to all my boys and to all my friends and family

pictures from Camelback Ranch by Jon SooHoo at http://Dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

Hot Stove. La Estufa Caliente. Scott Rolen & Chad Billingsley

I forgot to post this. My friend called me late last night and told me that the Dodgers offered Scott Rolen a one year contract. Scott wants two.

Interesting fact: Scort Rolen and Don Mattingly were both born in the same town of Evansville, Indiana. Here is another interesting fact that my friend told me. Scott Rolen step dad was a freshman at Van Nuys high school while Don Drysdale was a Senior.

Chad Billingley
Todd of http://cookandsonbats.mlblogs.com/ sent me this tweet and picture:


He twitted this to me:
@crzblue Tim had a baseball clinic today for his little league. See the guy standing in Blue? That’s #ChadBillingsley. pic.twitter.com/3Icu6hhv

Todd also said this: C&S ‏@cookandsonbats
@crzblue FYI, he said this complex is where he does his offseason workouts.

Wish Todd would have asked how his progress is going.

Rest in peace Stan the Man! You were the man Mr. Stan Musial.

He was married to his wife Lillian for nearly 72 years before she passed away in May of 2012.  

 
Rest in peace the Earl of Baltimore, Mr Earl Weaver.

Sad day in baseball with the passing of these two men.

Hi Five Fife! Hanley you are the man! Dodgers Winning at AT&T Park

Listening to Dodger Talk last night reminded me that yeah, Steven Fife and Federowicz were the two players that the Dodgers got in the three team trade where the Dodgers sent Trayvon Robinson to Seattle. 

In his major league debut he had to face Halladay.  He went six inning winning the game 2-1 but the Dodger bullpen gave it away.   

He did great but had to be sent back to the minors. 

First game at AT&T Park.  Steven Fife against Matt Cain

Scott Elbert went on the DL and Steven Fife was callled back again to face another Perfecto pitcher in Matt Cain.  No problem, Fife again  rose to the occasion.   He had no decision but the Dodgers won the game with Hanley Ramirez hitting his first homerun as a Dodger.  The  two run homerun came in the 10th against Romo. 

Final score Dodgers 5, Giants 3.  Rookie Tolleson with the win.  Fife got his first major league hit, a double off Matt Cain. 

High Five Fife!

2nd Game at At&T Park:  Billingsley against Zito.

You are the man Billingsley!   Like Jaime Jarrin said “Billingsley ha estado pitchando una jolla de juego”  “Billingsley is pitching a jewel of a game”.  

Cochito Luis Cruz extended his hitting streak to 11.  This is the longest hitting streak for a Dodger this year. 

The revenge is sweet in Sports.  Dodgers win 10 -0 and now are going for

the sweep tomorrow with Clayton Kershaw

ref:  pictures froom Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

Dodgers Five Game Winning Streak in the Cards

Chad Billingley got the W yesterday extending the Dodgers winning streak to

Blue Handprint

Let’s make it Six boys in Blue!

Picture of Number Six - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.com

The kid, Mr: Sunshine Clayton Kershaw goes on the mound facing Adam Wainwright. 

When Kershaw returns to Dodger Stadium, he will be hosting a Texas BBQ Hoedown on August 2nd.  

Let’s go Dodgers!

LOST DODGER OFFENSE! IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN TO @DODGERS

LOST DODGER OFFENSE! IF FOUND, PLEASE RETURN TO @DODGERS BEFORE DODGERS FACE THE ANGELS!!!

Dodgers got swept by the Oakland A’s. Below are the results of the offense during the three game series:

1st game: Athletics 3, Dodgers 0. >> 29 AB, 2 hits, 3 BB, 7 SO
2nd game: Athletics 4, Dodgers 1. >> 31 AB 3 hits, 1 BB, 2 SO
3rd game: Athletics 4, Dodgers 1. >> 28 AB 3 hits, 1 BB, 7 SO

Total: 8 for 88. Average: .091.

Dodger offense = Pathetic, anemic, offensive, raquitica (puny).

Andre Ethier is batting .171 for the month of June. The rest of the offense is in the low low .200’s. Hitters need to work the count. Make those pitchers work. Don’t make them look like future Cy Young winners.

Can the bats come alive tonight against the Angels? I hope so! Here is little baseball shrine with candle for good luck

Here the pitchers for the Dodgers Angels series:
Friday: Billingsley (4-5, 3.75) against Haren (4-7, 3.97) >> 7:05 PT TV: Prime
Saturday: Capuano (8-2, 2.71) againt Santana (4-7, 5.16) >> 4:15 PT TV: Fox
Sunday: Harang (5-4, 3.76) against Richards (2-0, 0.86) >> 1:05 PT TV: FS-W

I hope James Loney is feeling better as pepe Yniguez reported Thursday that Loney was throwing up.

Let’s Go Dodgers! Let’s Go!

ref: LA times.

A nice gesture by Andre Ethier and Eric Karros Bobblehead Unveiled

The fans sitting in the first seven rows of the Right field seats got a nice surprise on Tuesday night when they received free Dodger dogs on Tuesday wrapped like this:

What a nice thing for Andre to do! I was not sitting there but my friend Lorena got the text along with the picture. Thank you Andre!

Dodgers lost three consecutive games for the first time this year. On top of that, Matt Kemp reinjured his left hamstring scoring from first base on an Andre Ethier’s double. I noticed someone getting mad in the dugout but did not realize it was Matt until afterwards. Kemp is back on the DL. Good luck Matt.

Tonight is the fourth game with Chad Billingsley against Greinke. I will be sitting in the Left Field pavilion tonight. I am told the seat is above the milk sign. Looking forward to seeing Deuce, William, Dee, Joe, Ron, Pete and the rest of the fans that sit there.

The next bobblehead has been unveiled today. It is the Eric Karros bobblehead.

Nice! I like it! It is on my birthday June 28, but I will be out of town. Not to worry, brother Vic will collect for me.

Dodgers defeat Lincecum again

It sure did not look like the Dodgers would defeat Lincecum on Wednesday May 9, with Billinsley's shaky start. But defeat they did. Dodgers trailing 2-0 came back with four runs in the fourth. Lincecum went five innings and Billinsley only four so Jamey Wright picked up the win.

Earlier during batting Deuce was playing catch with Jamey Wright.
Hey Jamey, you should always play catch with Deuce!

This was the day I was meeting Army veteran RJ R.J. Breisasher. The Dodgers had given us two tickets for the game. RJ underestimated the LA traffic so he was running late. We made it to our seats during the first inning. Here was our view from the seats:
Lincecum facing Ethier

Lincecum facing Ethier
Lincecum facing Ethier
Another picure of Lincecum facing Ethier.

RJ & Rachelle
RJ and Rachelle

Dodger dugout during Giant game
Dodger dugout. One of the reactions from Scott Van Slyke’s major league hit.

Scott Van Slyke major league hit
Congratulations Scott Van Slyke on your major league hit!

There were three triples in the game. One by Dodger catcher AJ Ellis. I love watching triples! AJ also had an infield single! 🙂 What were the odds that a catcher would end up with a triple and an infield single? I love this game!

RJ Breisasher of Baseball Dreamin
RJ Breisasher and I after the game.

RJ Breisasher
We went back to the top deck after the game. Only the cleaning crew were there.

RJ and Rachelle

RJ, on behalf of the Dodgers and myself, thank you for serving our country.
Rachelle: Pleasure meeting you.