Extra Extra! The Dodgers finally beat the Diamond Backs! The monkey is off their back! Josh Becket got his first win with the Dodgers. Final score Dodgers 2, Diamond Backs 1. All three runs on solo homeruns off Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Justin Upton.
Congratulations Josh on your first win with the Dodgers!
Capuano goes today against Miley.
Dodgers have added Bobby Abreu to the roster by purchasing his contract from the Albuquerque Isotopes. bobby will wear #12.
Nothing new to report is just has been frustrating to lose to the Diamond Backs.
Only highlights of these last two games with the Diamond Backs have been:
Vin Scully on his special Bobblehead day.
and Jaime Jarrin signing a three year extension. Next year will be his 55th year with the team
Felicidades a nuestro maestro Jaime Jarrin!
Josh Beckett on the mound tonight. Can they break the snake spell?
Wake up Dodgers!
Is frustrating and exasperating being at the stadium night after night and seeing you lose when you can do better than that.
Why are the Diamond Backs dominating the Dodgers this year?
I don’t know the answer. Is one of those baseball misteries. The D’Backs came into Dodger Stadium with a six game losing streak. But the other record they had going was six straight wins against the Dodgers. Well, make that seven now.
Dodgers wasted a good outing by Clayton Kershaw. They lost 2-0 on Vin Scully Day. The only good thing about yesterday was honoring Vin Scully. Vin was the highlight, the rainbow.
Dodgers have hit some slide with the Rockies and Diamond Backs.
they are now 4 1/2 games back.
Jaime Jarrin was saying on twitter that the Giants are probably singing “La Distancia entre los dos es cada dia mas grande” which means the same as “The distance between us grows and grows”
C’mon Dodgers snap out of it!
tonight: Trevor Cahill for the D’Backs against Aaron Harang.
Congratulations to Jaime Jarrin! He will return next year for his 55th year with the Dodgers. He has signed a three year contract! Felicidades Maestro!
Whom did Jackie Robinson replace when he broke the Major League color barrier with the Dodgers?
Ed Stevens, a left-handed batter, and the right-handed Howie Schultz
From the New York Times:
Ed Stevens played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 60 runs, and he came to spring training the following year expecting to be one of the key figures in the lineup.
“I had no animosity toward Jackie,” Stevens wrote in his memoir, “The Other Side of the Jackie Robinson Story” (2009). “Branch Rickey was my object of anger.
Howie Schultz, the other Dodger first baseman supplanted by Robinson, was 6 feet 6 inches. He later played on N.B.A. championship teams with the Minneapolis Lakers. He died in 2009.
Ed Stevens passed away Sunday July 22 in Houston at the age of 87. Rest in peace Ed Stevens
Dodgers are home after a 7-3 road trip! Great job guys!
The Matchups against Kirk Gibson’s Diamond Backs:
Monday: 7/30 7:10 PM PT
AZ: Kahill (8-9 3.86) LAD: Harang (7-5 3.39)
Tuesday: 7/31 7:10 PM PT Kirk Gibson Bobblehead
Az: Miley (11-6 3.11) LAD: Capuano (10-6 3.13)
Wednesday 8/1 A Business Day special at 12:10 PM PT
AZ: Collmenter (3-2 4.13) LAD: Fife (0-0 1.46)
Ref: New York Times, http:www.Examiner.com
Congratulations to Kershaw for winning the National League Player of the Week honors! Kershaw took the mound twice last week against the DiamondBacks on Monday and on Saturday against the Cardinals. He pitched 7 scoreless innings against the Snakes and a complete game 9 inning shutout agains the Cardinals. The shutout extended Kershaws scoreless innings streak to 22, dating back to his May 8 start vs. the Giants.
Dodgers are in Phoenix playing the Snakes. With Capuano on the mound, the Dodgers defeated Corbin and the Snakes by the score of 6-1. Capuano’s record is the same as yesterday’s score 6-1. Harang takes the mound tonight against Kahill.
When Treanor hit the homerun yesterday I was thinking to myself “Boy, this team reminds me of the 1988 team” I was listening to the first innings on the radio on my way home. When I got home my brother Victor made the same comment. I am sure is in a lot of Dodger fans that this team resembles 1988. I want to be cautious but I love how the replacement players are stepping up.
Is scary to think that Mark Ellis could have lost his leg. Vin Scully said that the doctors said that Six more hours and they would hae had to amputate if it wasn’t for the Dodger trainer’s decision to send him to the hospital. Get better Mark Ellis.
The Kings are also in Phoenix! They lead the series 3-1 against the Coyotes. Get it done Kings! I LOVE LA! Go Kings! Go Dodgers!
I will see the games on delay when I get home. I am heading to Pasadena to have dinner and see Howie Levine sing. Some of you might know Howie. He works at Dodger Stadium and occasionally sings the National Anthem and God Bless America.
Below is the information:
May 22 Howie Sings “JAZZNATRA” withe the Mike Saul Quartet
Big Mama’s Rib Shack 1453 North Lake Ave. Pasadena
Two Long Sets beginning at 6:30; 626 797-1792 for reservations
It was a great weekend for Los Angeles! Lakers, Clippers & Dodgers win! The Dodgers swept the Rockies. The last game did not start well with Lilly on the mound. Then when Matt Kemp had to come out of the game with a sore hammy and then Ethier got kicked out of the game, things did not look good, but AJ Ellis said “no worries” Here I am! Boom! Homerun by AJ Ellis to clear the bases. BTW, Abreau is doing great since joining the Dodgers from the Angels. I believe he has three doubles now. I saw him at second base with a big smile :-).
Now here are the Snakes and Dodgers ex-Dodgers VP of Communications, Josh Rawtich returns to Dodger Stadium with his new team the D-Backs. I miss you Josh!
Matt Kemp is out of the lineup today. Rest and Get betterMatt!
Dodgers are in first place and so are my fantasy baseball team, Los Locos Azules.
No batting practice for me today but I am now leaving work and heading to the Ravine. Clayton Kershaw faces Ian Kennedy.
Tomorrow I will be sure to leave early since is Orel Hershiser Bobblehead. BTW, I saw fans get mad yesterday because they did not get an Andre Ethier bag. It said the first 20,000 fans so Dodgers ran out before the game. Get there early for giveaways especially when the number of giveaways is limited.