The Dodgers and the Brewers have exactly the same record: 17 wins, 25 losses. At least the Brewers were able to win one of the three games they played against St Louis. The Dodgers got swept by the Braves.
It was a tough weekend in Atlanta where the Dodgers were leading in all three games but the bullpen let it get away. The bullpen collapse and the light hitting undermined the starters pitching.
Off to Milwaukee they go with their tails between their legs.
It seems like the season is slipping away, like Jaime Jarrin’s shirt says “Se Va, Se Va, y Despidala con un Beso”
Lefty NIÑO de ORO, Clayton Kershaw
against Mexican righty Yovani Gallardo
The Dodgers won two of three from the Brewers in a late April series this season, while Milwaukee won six of seven games between the teams in 2012.
When the Dodgers are in Miwaukee, we always remember the time Shawn Green hit four home runs in one game at Milwaukee . Shawn did that on 5/23.02. The Dodger with the highest home runs this year for the Dodgers is Crawford with five. Adrian Gonzalez has four, Ethier and Scott Van Slyke have three. A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis and Uribe have two. Kemp, Ramirez, Hairston, Gordon), Sellers, Kerhshaw and Punto each have one.
Let’s go Dodgers! Let’s go!
Yeah that is Rue (Ruda) for good luck
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.
Thursday August 30, 2012 is Vin Scully Bobblehead Day! The bobblehead will be given to the first 50,000 valid tickets. Here is the picture the Dodgers posted today:
From email from the Dodgers:
The only way to guarantee tickets to this game, and the Sandy Koufax Bobblehead game on Tuesday, August 7, is with a season ticket plan or the 10-game Flex Plan. Individual tickets will not be made available to the general public. The Flex Plan allows you to pick the games you want to attend during the remaining Dodgers home schedule, with tickets starting at just $11.
Dodgers dropped the first game with the Brewers 3-2. Harang took the loss and Marcum the win.
Is the Infield bobblehead tonight! looking forward to seeing the whole infield of Lopes, Garvey, Cey & Russell all together.
Fiers (0-0) goes against Eovaldi (0-0). Eovaldi was brought over because of Lilly going to the 15 day DL.
It is also the return of Matt Kemp! You can be sure Dodger fans will be chanting louder “MVP”
Off day for the Dodgers today. They return to Dodger Stadium to take on the Astros for a three game series starting Friday. Memorial Day starts a four game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Yep! Ryan Braun and company will be here at Dodger Stadium.
Since we have a day off, I decided to post this Baseball poem by Jim “Mudcat” Grant. I got to meet Mudcat during the 60’s team reunion done in the Loge section at Dodger Stadium in 2008.
A BASEBALL POEM BY JIM “MUDCAT” GRANT
LIFE IS LIKE A GAME OF BASEBALL
AND YOU PLAY IT EVERYDAY
IT ISN’T JUST THE BREAKS YOU GET
BUT THE KIND OF GAME YOU PLAY
STOP AND LOOK THE WHOLE TEAM OVER
YOU’VE GOT DEDICATION THERE
YOU’RE BOUND TO BE A WINNER
WITH MEN WHO REALLY CARE
AT FIRST BASE THERE’S RELIGION
YOU’VE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME
AT THIRD BASE THERE’S BROTHERHOOD
THE STALWART OF THE NINE
YOUR LEFT FIELDER IS AMBITION
DON’T EVER LET HIM SHIRK
RIGHT FIELDER IS A HUSKY MAN
YOU’LL FIND HIS NAME IS WORK
YOUR CENTER FIELDER IS VERY FAST
THOUGH SMALL AND HARD TO SEE
SO WATCH WHEN HE GETS THE BALL
YOUR PITCHER’S NAME IS COURAGE
YOU NEED HIM IN THIS GAME
FOR TRUTH AND FAITH YOUR KEYSTONE MEN
THE GROUND THAT THEY WILL TAME
YOUR CATCHER’S NAME IS HUMOR
HE’S IMPORTANT TO THE SCHEME
WHILE HONOR IS PITCHING FROM THE BULLPEN
YOUR GAME IS ALWAYS CLEAN
WITH LOVE ON YOUR BENCH
YOU’RE PERFECTION NO LESS
AND A WINNING TEAM
WITH JOY AND HAPPINESS
NOW THE OTHER TEAM IS STRONG
GREED, ENVY, HATRED AND DEFEAT
ARE FOUR STRONG INFIELDERS YOU’LL HAVE TO BUCK
TO MAKE YOUR GAME COMPLETE
DISCOURAGEMENT AND FALSEHOOD
ARE THE BIG BOYS IN THE PEN
YOU’LL HAVE TO SWING HARD
WHEN YOU MEET UP WITH THESE MEN
CARELESSNESS AND A MAN CALLED WASTE
YOU’LL FIND THEM PLAYING HARD
AND SELFISHNESS AND JEALOUSY
NONE CAN DISREGARD
THERE IS ONE MORE MAN YOU’LL HAVE TO WATCH
HE’S ALWAYS VERY NEAR
HE’S THE PITCHER FOR THIS TEAM
I’M TOLD HIS NAME IS FEAR
THIS GAME WILL NOT BE EASY
THERE’LL BE STRUGGLES AND THERE’LL BE STRIFE
TO MAKE THE WINNING RUNS
IT’S PLAYED ON THE FIELD OF LIFE
SO STAND BEHIND THE GOOD TEAM
THERE’LL BE MANY WHO’LL APPLAUD
JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE THE PLAYERS
BUT THE UMPIRE THERE IS GOD
With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Ryan Braun hit a shallow flyball. Kemp could have thrown the baseball better as it bounced twice. BUT
Nyjer Morgan was out.
Guerrier took the loss. Kameron Loes earns the win.
Dodgers now need to avoid the sweep. Early game tomorrow at 10:10 AM Pacific Time. Aaron Harang goes for the Dodgers against Ex Dodger Randy Wolf. I hope the Dodgers play better against the Brewers.
Dodgers then head to Houston for the weekend.
The next Dodger homestand brings the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals. Tuesday 4/24 will be
Sleeved Blanket night. Javy Guerra doing the commercial.
Saturday 4/28 will be Don Drysdale and Maury Wills bobblehead.
Sunday 4/29 will be Kids Clayton Kershaw replica jersey. Wish I could get one. I could get into the XL.
Ran into this billboard close to my house, one of many Dodger billboards this year with Dodgers celebrating 50 years.
Una Tradicion de LA solo en KTNQ (Fernando Valenzuela, Jaime Jarrin & Pepe Yniguez)
Twitter: Tomorrow at 2pm is the 1st #DodgersChat! Use #DodgerChats to ask Dodgers Team Historian Mark Langill any questions about Dodgers history at Dodger Stadium. Hmmm… what am I going to ask???
Best wishes to Dave Roberts who is being treated for lymphoma. Roberts was diagnosed in mid-March and he says the cancer was detected early. He says the prognosis is “good.” He has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy so far.
Roberts played center field in Los Angeles from 2002-04. The former UCLA Bruin hit .262 with 273 hits and 164 runs for the Dodgers. He totaled 118 stolen bases, ranking third in the National League with 45 in 2002 and 40 in 2003.
I still remember this matchup with the Yankees a few years back at Dodger Stadium when Dave Roberts doubled and sped all the way home when Matsui misplayed the ball in left field for a two-base error, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 lead in the bottom half. The ball bounced past Matsui on the rubber warning track and he chased it down near the Dodgers’ bullpen.
“I was thinking two. I saw the ball get by him and at that point, I was thinking four,” Roberts said. “There was a lot of silence when I was running and then an eruption when I got to home plate.”
That was exciting watching Roberts get all the way home on that double and error play. I was at that three game series against the Yankees. I will be there come June for all three games.
Get well Roberts!
A big congratulations to Blake DeWitt for going 4 for 4 yesterday and Andre Ethier for belting two homeruns!
Los Cerveceros (Brewers) de Milwaukee will be at Dodger Stadium starting tomorrow.
Fantasy baseball update: Los Locos Azules are in second place in their division. Did I mention that Andre also plays for the Locos Azules?