Tagged: Giants

Dodgers at AT&T Park. Praying to the Baseball Gods, Jobu & St. Rita

I am summing the Baseball Gods

And  Yobu

so the Dodgers can beat the Giants this weekend.   Dodgers need all the help they can get.  A prayer  to St. Rita too is in order

May the Dodgers bats come alive

May the  pitching be superb

May the defense be brilliant

Dodgers beat the Giants!

Josh Beckett for the Dodgers against Tim lincecum.  

No Cochito Cruz in the lineup :-(. 

Dodger lineup:  Mark Ellis 2B, Victorino LF, Gonzalez, 1B, Kemp CF, Ramirez SS, Ethier RF, Kennedy 3B, AJ Ellis C, Josh Beckett P.

Gint Lineup:   Pagan CF, Scutaro 2B, Sandoval 3B, Posey 1B, Pence RF, Belt LF, Sanchez C, Crawford SS, Lincecum P. 

Roster update:  Alex Castellanos has been called from Albuquerque.  Calstellanos batted .328 with 17 HR and 52 RBI in 94 games with the Isotopes. 

New Game Time on Sept 23. The game time  in Cincinnati on Sunday 9/23 has been changed to start at 8.06 p.m. ET to accomodate the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.  Flipping Fertilizer!   Now Rosie and I won’t be able to watch that game.  Our flight leaves at 6:51 p.m. that Sunday.  Thanks ESPN.

Dodgers return the favor in San Francisco by Sweeping the Giants! Woohoo!

How sweet it is to sweep the Giants!  

I was at a memorial for a friend and co-worker that passed away after a long battle with cancer.  We honored her by getting together at one of her favorite places to get a bite to eat and a margarita.  A large group of us had a nice brunch there.   I checked the MLB At Bat twice and I smiled.  The rest of the game I heard it on my way home.  

Kershaw blanked out the Giants 4-0!  

Per Dodger Historian Mark Langill, Last time Dodgers had consecutive road shutouts vs. Giants was 1957 at New York Polo Grounds by Brooklyn’s Don Drysdale (7/1) and Sal Maglie (7/2).

Wish I had that coy of the 1957 year book. 

 I See you Luis “Cochito” Cruz!   Congratulations on extending your hitting streak to 12.   Felicidades!

Sweet Sweep so the broom is back!

Dodgers return to Dodger Stadium tied with the Giants for first place!

Also very happy because in soccer, Honduras defeating Spain in the Olympics!   What an upset!  I was not expecting this! 

Honduras now will face Japan. 

Cheers to my friend Ms M, a courageous woman with lots of friends.  Cheers to the Dodgers for the sweep and cheers for Honduras for the upset win against Spain.

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

Confession Time & Dodgers at San Francisco

OK, so I have a confession to make. 

Back when  Rosie and Lorena were texting me asking me If was going to the Hoedown, I did not know what a hoedown was.    I was thinking  “I know a hoe is some gardening tool and   I know a  hoe is a slang for ….you know… . ”  Then they started talking about BBQ and Lore said something about a cowgirl outfit and cute cowboy boots.  That is when I realized this hoedown must be a cowboy BBQ event with country dancing.  

Back then, I had not seen the flyer that Kershaw was hosting this Hoedown for charity.  I have since  blogged about the event.  You can find the flyer in a prior post. 

Hope the boys are not thinking of no hoedown.  They lost three out of four from the Cardinals.  Did I ask before why do the Dodgers always play four against the Cardinals?

So  far the Dodger road trip record is 4-3.   Now they are in San Francisco where they have their work cuout facing Cain.   Dodgers are sending rookie Fife who is starting  his second game (0-0 1.50)  *checking MLB At Bat*  Good! scoreless game bottom of the 2nd inning. 

I have not been to San Francisco in forever.  Maybe I will make it the weekend in September.   I miss my boys and I miss our Blue Heaven on Earth.   But the boys will be back to Dodger Stadium on Monday 7/30.  In the meantime try your hardest to beat the Giants. 

Giant fan Greg  Jezewski and I shaking hands.  See?  A Dodger fan and a Giant fan can get along.

I saw Greg at the Shrine of the Eternals.  This was a great event.  Afterwards about 20 of us went out to dinner.   I was out numbered at the restaurant as there were quite a few Giant fans there.  They were all very nice fans including Arnold Hano (A Day in the Bleachers) who got the Hilda Chester award.   I am behind posting pictures but they are coming.

Let’s Go Dodgers!

How Sweeeet it is! Dodgers Sweeep the Mets.

Happy Day!  Dodgers Sweep the Mets! 

 

 

Dodgers have a four game winning streak and have scored 28 runs in those four games. 

The Giants lost in 12 innings.

Josh Wall made his MLB debut and got the win Sunday.

Mike Sandlock, 96 yr old Brooklyn Dodger was honored at Citi Field on Saturday

Dodgers nuns with Andre & Kemp.  

El Cochito Luis Cruz hit his first Major League homerun. 

The Boys in Blue are now in St Luis to play four games there.   Chad Billingsley goes off the DL to start Monday against local boy from Southern California, Joe Kelly.

Laughing lady from JaneHeller website, other pictures from Jon SooHoo at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

Dodgers are playing 20 games without a day off

With a combination of away and home games, the Dodgers are playing 20 consecutive games without a day off before the All-Star break.

It started with the Dodgers going to Oakland for three game where they got swept.

Then they headed to Anaheim where they lost two out of three.

After Sunday’s game they took a bus to Ontario to hop on the flight to San Francisco to play three there.

After the three in San Francisco they come home to play a four game series with the Mets starting Thursday.

Come Monday the Reds come to Dodger Stadium to play three. The Fourth of July game on Wednesday starts at 6:10.

After the Fireworks game, is off to the airport to start a four game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

WOW! a tough test ahead for Mattingly and the Dodgers. If they can turn it aorund and do well they can do this:

By then, Matt Kemp should be ready to come back and we can see him doing this:

Only 22 Perfect Games from 1880 to 2012 but two in 2012

With Matt Cain pitching a perfect game last night against the Astros, we already have two perfect games this year and is only June 14. There were also two perfect games in 2010. Are they turning out to be less rare?

Here is the list of the 22 MLB perfectos:

Worcester Ruby Legs LEE RICHMOND, JUNE 12, 1880, against the Cleveland Blues

The Providence Grays JOHN MONTGOMERY WARD, JUNE 17, 1880 against the Buffalo Bisons.

Boston Americans, CY YOUNG, MAY 5, 1904 against the Philadelphia A’s.

Cleveland Naps ADDIE JOSS, OCT. 2, 1908 against the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago White Sox CHARLIE ROBERTSON, APRIL 30, 1922 against the Detroit Tigers.

New York Yankees DON LARSEN, OCTOBER 8, 1956 against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Philadelphia Phillies JIM BUNNING, JUNE 21, 1964 against the Mets.

Los Angeles Dodgers SANDY KOUFAX September 9, 1965 against the Chicago Cubs

Oakland A’s, CATFISH HUNTER, MAY 8, 1968 against the Twins.

Cleveland Indians LEN BARKER, MAY 15, 1981 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

California Angels MIKE WITT, SEPT. 30, 1984 against the Texas Rangers

Cincinnati Reds TOM BROWNING, SEPT. 16, 1988 against the Los Angeles Dodgers

Montreal Expos DENNIS MARTINEZ, JULY 28, 1991 against the Dodgers

Texas Rangers KENNY ROGERS, JULY 28, 1994 defeated the Angels

Yankees DAVID WELLS, MAY 17, 1998. defeated the Twins,

Yankees DAVID CONE, JULY 18, 1999 against the Montreal Expos

Arizona Diamondbacks RANDY JOHNSON, MAY 18, 2004 against the Braves

Chicago White Sox MARK BUERHLE, JULY 23, 2009 defeated the Tampa Bay Rays,

Oakland A’s DALLAS BRADEN, MAY 9, 2010 defeated the Rays,

Phillies ROY HALLADAY, MAY 29, 2010 against the Marlins

Chicago White Sox PHILIP HUMBER, APRIL 21, 2012 against Seattle Mariners

San Francisco Giants MATT CAIN, JUNE 13, 2012 against Houston.

I guess Matt Cain does not believe on the 13th being a bad luck day.

The month with the most Perfect games is May with seven followed by June and July with four. None in the dog days of August.
Sandy Koufax
yes, that is my Sandy koufax baseball that I won at the Safe at Home event with Sandy Koufax at LA Live.

Congratulations to all that have pitched perfect games