I was following the game while I worked using the handy MLB At Bat. Working on the computer and listening to the game on my phone, my hand would go up doing a soft “YAY!” “WOO-HOO!” every time the Dodgers would score. In the 3rd inning when Hanley Ramirez hit the three-run homerun I said “OK, they are going to wrap it up in AZ”, but the D’Bakcs came back with six in the bottom of the 3rd. At this time I am saying “OK, they will wrap it up in San Diego.” But the fighting Dodgers kept pecking away. Hanley Ramirez hit his second homerun of the game in the 7th tying the game at 6-6. In the 8th inning, A.J. Ellis put the team in front with a solo homerun making the final score Dodgers 7, D’Backs 6. Tears of joy ran down my face listening to the final score and reading some Dodger tweets.
On my way to take the train, no one could wipe the smile off my face. I talked about the game with another regular train rider. We talked about the Dodgers running to use the D’backs pool. I told Wayne, the D’Backs never said anything about not using the pool.
When I got home I watched the game that my brother Victor had taped. It was funny watching Adrian Gonzalez running to the pool. He is the slowest Dodger. Afterwards it was funny how Paco was helping Ryu jump over the fence to get to the pool. Dodger photographer, Jon SooHoo was going here and there to get the best pictures. Jon already had his gogles and a protector for his camera.
Seeing Jon Soo Hoo’s pictures http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/, It was nice to see that all the Dodger bat boys were invited to go to Arizona. Some of the Dodger staff was invited by Matt Kemp
I recognize some of the Dodger bat boys.
Also looking at this picture of Hanley Ramirez all taped up, I just got to say “what a guy!” Get well Hanley! The team needs you! Que te recuperes pront.
Congratulations Dodgers! I want that shirt “WE Own the West”
Lorena, Rosie,Margie and I will head to San Diego later on today.
Here a picture during Spring Training 2011 with Lorena , Margie and Roberto Baly is at the end.
Here is Lorena and Rosie. Cheers Ladies! We will celebrate in San Diego! Go Dodgers!
Dodgers Sweep: A Balk-Off, A Walk-Off HR and a Walk-Off Single.
Even though the Dodgers swept Arizona, these wins could have gone either way. The Dodger pitching was there and timely hitting along with some help from the D’Backs.
5/31/10: The Balk-Off. Lopez piched well for the D’Backs but the defense let him down when Kelly Johnson committed two errors in one play that scored two runs. Then came the Balk from Vasquez causing the balk-off for the bearded one Casey Blake. Billingsley was lights out after the four homeruns he gave up in the first two innings. Final score: Dodgers 5, D’backs 4.
The guys in the dugout pointing out to the balk.
6/2/10. Ely vs. Haren. A great pitching dual that went 10 innings with Matt Kemp having his first walk-off! Jeff Weaver picked up the win and Gutierrez picked up the loss. Gutierrez is now 0-4. Gutierrez has allowed 10 homeruns in 18 1/3 innings. Final score: Dodgers 1, D’Backs 0.
The fourteen inning stretch!
6/3/10. A business special that started at noon. This one had ex-Dodger Edwin Jackson going against rule-5 Carlos Monasterios. It went 14 innings with rookie Travis Schlichting (I love the name!) pitching 4 scoreless innings and picking up the win! The kid also had his first MLB at bat. Valdez took the loss on a walk-off single by Garret Anderson. Final score: Dodgers 1, D’backs 0.
So the D’Backs have gone 31 innings without scoring a run. They lost all nine games on the road and lost 10 straight now. Ouch! The D’Backs starters pitched well, the bullpen is another story.
The red-hot Braves are in town for a four game series. Braves have won eight in a row, the Dodgers four in row. Remember April? These two teams were in last place with an identical record of 9-14.
I feel so bad for Armando Galarraga but the guy was classy, he kept his cool. In our hearts you pitched a perfect game Armando! I don’t know what did Jim Joyce see in that play but he apologized to Armando.
Countdown to trip to Fenway Park: 15 days! Woohoo!