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
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:
Congratulations to Andre on having a 30 game hitting streak. The hitting streak ended on the second game at Citi Field but Andre got back to hitting on Mother’s day when he belted his fourth homerun of the year. Andre also had a single so is nice that Andre is back to hitting. During the 30-game hitting streak, he had the other three homeruns.
The most important thing is that the Dodgers were able to salvage one game with the Mets. Is on to beautiful PNC Park now to play four with the Pirates. I’d like to go back to PNC again as the only time I was there, I was only able to watch one game, stay the night and fly back to LA the following morning. .
I have not been updating my blog as often and not visiting the blogs. We had a dead in the family. My dearest tia (aunt) Nena passed away with Cancer. May she rest in peace. Tia Nena was never a baseball fan. She would ask me how I had become such a fan when noone in my family was a baseball fan before. Another reason I have not updated my blog is I have not been feeling well but I am going to try to get back into the swing of things. I got to get ready for all the exciting upgrades to all the Fan MLB blogs. We have all seen it with the Pro blogs. Now is our turn!
During the last Dodgers homestand, I got to meet Steve Soboroff who is the Vice-Chairman of the Dodgers. . My friend Lorena had invited him to come and talk to season ticket holders in the Top Deck when she read that he was going to be viisting the Pavilions so he showed up with Drew McCourt.
In the picture, Drew, me, Gaby (Lore’s friend),David (we had a good laugh ’cause he snuck in the picture), Steve Soboroff and Lorena.
Steve and Drew asked us for stadium suggestions so we offered some suggestions and since they had to go, they asked us to email them suggestions.
The following day, during batting practice, we noticed a white hair gentleman that Deuce’s dad _William thought it was Tom Schieffer. Currently, Schieffer oversees the operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers on behalf of the Commissioner of Baseball. Sure enough it was him. His security guy was close by. We talked to him briefly and snapped this picture.
A year ago Kenley Jansen was in the minor league catching. Seeing his arm was better throwing fastballs than catching them, he was converted to a pitcher. I actually went and pitcked him up in my MLB Fantasy team (Los Locos Azules) but ESPN still has him as a catcher.
In the dugout with a big grin on his face, Clayton Kershaw was watching Kensley who had come in the 9th inning to save the game for Kershaw who had pitched 8 shutout innings.
The kid Kensley looked calm on the mound. I on the other hand was nervous. Kensley had made his major league debut the night before when the Dodgers used nine pitchers in the 13 inning game.
Kensley was going to face the 4th, 5th and 6th batters, of
Here is the video I recorded:
Kershaw came out and gave him a big hug. See, when Kershaw was in the Gulf Coast league, Kensley Jansen was his catcher. “He had an incredible arm back then” kershaw said.
Dodgers WIN! and take the series against the Mets 3 games to 1.
Here is the post game interview with Kenley Jansen:
Dodgers are off today and start a three game series with the first place Padres. Go Dodgers!
Len who I baptised “crazy Mets fan” came from San Diego to watch the game. He sat in the right field pavilion for the AYCE (All you can eat). I caught with him before the game and after the game. This is after the game when the kids were allowed to run the bases. Afterwards the Media softball game started.
Update: I uploaded the videos. Also ESPN has updated Kenley from a catcher to a relief pitcher!
I know my friend Ash at http://ashleymarshall.mlblogs.com/ is not having as much fun as I am but I loved reading your recap of the past two games Ash! Thanks!!
What a wacky wild game Monday was! I don’t like to see so many errors in a game even if it is the opposing team but I am so glad we won! Kudos to Mark Loretta for noticing that Church missed the bag at third!. Wild and Wacky game! First you have the Mets winning 3 -2 only to have the final score be Dodgers 3, Mets 2. Good job to El Lobo (Wolf) even though he did not get the win. Another cheap win for the bullpen.
On Tuesday’s game Billingsley struggled in the first few innings with a high pitch count but then he showed why he has a record of 6-1 now. Gutsy performance for the pride of Defiance, OH. Oh and what about the bearded one Casey Blake with his 9th homerun? Not bad for your number 8th batter. On to game 3 today with Hernandez for the Mets against Jeff Weaver. Good Luck Weaver!
Today is Casey Blake bobblehead night. I heard that the BBH resembles him a lot. Stay Thirsty my fiends: From the name that was given to Casey Blake at Dodgers.cc. TMIMITW (the most interesting man in the world) because of his beard. Still having problems adding youtube so here is the link to TMIMITW
Stay thirsty my friends.