I can say it took six pitchers to no hit the Dodgers or I can say that no matter who the Mariners send out there, the Dodgers were not going to get a hit. It reminded me of Tommy Lasorda talking about Bert Bevacqua f***ing Bevacqua, who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a f***ing boat.” Well it applies to the Dodgers, they could not hit water if they fell out of a sinking boat.
So on June 8, 2012 Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relief pitchers tossed a no hitter. The no-hitter witnessed by my friends and I at Safeco Field, tied the major league record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter.
The last time the Dodgers went hitless in nine innings was against the Atlanta Braves’ Kent Mercker at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 1994.
Dodgers also went hitless in 8 innings at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2008 against the Angels but the Dodgers won the game 1-0 at Dodger Stadium. I remember watching that game at Dodger Stadium. It also happen to fall on my birthday. But this is the first time I watch a nine inning no-hitter.
>><Tim Welke missed that call at Coor's Field by a mile, well at least by four feet. Take a look:
Congratulations Matt Kemp! April National League Player of the Month!
Prior to Jered Weaver pitching a no-hitter, I was thinking “what a bad day for pitchers” when Kershaw went 7/ 1/3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs. Halladay went 5 1/3 and gave up 8 earned runs. Harrison went 3 1/3 and gave up 8 runs & AJ Burnett went 2 2/3 innings and gave up 12 earned runs! WOW!
Congratulations Jered Weaver on your no-hitter. Jered is a local boy that grew up a Dodger fan and he was a Long Beach DirtBag.
Vin Scully said during yesterday’s Dodger new owners conference that the kids might describe yesterday’s weather as “yucky” but the Irish would say “Is a soft day” To me, t was a glorious day!
New Dodgers owners, the Guggenheim Baseball Management group, Left to right are Bobby Patton, Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber and Todd Boehly
After work, I went home to watch the Dodgers owner conference that I DVRed then after I finished, I switched to the no-hitter when someone on Twitter alerted me, then I watched “Before the Bigs” with Mike Scioscia. I had started this blog post on 5/2 but did not finish it until today 5/3. So much happened in between. Watching Mike Scioscia in Before the Bigs, he had some great catchers to guide him in Roy Campanella, Roseboro & Del Crandall. He credits Del Crandall in pushing him to become a manager.
Dodgers are off today then start a series with the Cubs. Monday is back to Dodger Stadium to play with the Giants for the first time. I can’t wait! During the conference it was announced that parking went down from $15 to $10. Also to welcome communication with the fans, fan suggestions could be emailed to a new address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Next in my agenda: send a couple of emails. Go Dodgers!
pic ref: InsideSouthercal, scpr.org, fangraphs, Detroitnew, LATimes