The first inning looked promising with seven pitches given by Kuroda-san with the three outs being handled by the second baseman.
Three consecutive hits by the Dodgers and you would think the Dodgers would have scored but no, like Vin Scully said “Leave it to the Dodgers”.
Vin was very encouraging in the first inning saying that no lead is safe in August. He pointed out that in August of 1951, the Dodgers lead the pennant by 13 1/2 and lost it. He sited 1964 when the Phillies lead the pennant by 6 1/2 games in September and it got away! On August 23, 1942 the Dodgers led by 7.5 and lost it. Vin made me feel much better but as the game progressed and Vin left me (he only does the first three inning), I felt despair watching the Dodgers out-hit the Padres and lose the game.
Yes, Kemp had a running blunder when he should have scored on the third hit. He ended up going 5/5 short of a triple for the cycle. He apologized after the game that he should have run faster. I accept his apology and I believe he will not do it again. I forgive Kemp because he admitted his mistake and as the saying goes “To err is human, to forgive is divine.”
The pitching plus two errors gave up 10 runs with Weaver giving up five runs. With the two errors last night, the Dodgers now have 77 to the Padres 44.
Remember my post He Pitched a perfect game, I get a perfect ball? Well, for one reason or another it had to be postponed but I finally get my baseball signed by Joe Torre and Sandy Koufax tomorrow night! I am super excited! Also in addition I and a guest get to watch BP ON THE FIELD! My friend Lorena and I will be there early! I can’t wait!
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!
The scores for the Dodgers Padres games were:
Friday: 4-3, Win: Jeff Weaver, Save: Broxton
Saturday: 4-1. Win: Kershaw, Save: Broxton.
Sunday: 1-0 Win: Billingsley, Save: Broxton.
And that was a win and THREE saves for my fantasy baseball the Locos Azules. I beat out Rays’ Renegades’s team this week! Woohoo!
Ok, here are some pics from SD. This is from the hotel:
Friend Linda altered her Beat LA t-shirt. She moved the LA and SD so it became “LA Beat SD”. I love it Linda!
Here is Dee showing her “Beat LA” towel altered saying “Can’t Beat LA”
Here is this lady with a sign for the Loney song:
And here is Loney at bat:
Jack: I don’t like you no more. I am glad you got charged $20 for popcorn at the movie!
Saw this picture when watching the replay of the game. Here is Elisa, Lorena and I on Sunday while Adrian Gonzales is walking back after striking out. We are infront of the the two Dodger fans walking.
Here is the little broom I took Sunday. Is really smaller than it looks in the pic from my phone.
Andre Update: Andre Ethier had a splint placed on his broken right little finger Sunday. Ethier broke Saturday night in batting practice. Ethier explained that the finger “contorted” under the knob of the bat during a swing and the pressure of the bat cracked the first knuckle. Get well Andre!
A lot of us Dodger fans went to San Diego but the Dodgers forgot to show up. It was great running into lots of friends that I regularly see at Dodger Stadium. But the team, well, they have lost four in a row.
They scored one freaking run in two games and the run scored was because of an error!
Too much pre-celebration boys? You played like you still had a hang-over. Fine way to get ready for the playoffs.
I went over to the Big Wrecking Crew forum to see what was being said yesterday in the game thread. Here is some o f the comments:
The Dodgers are stinking it up so much their LOB average is shrinking.
To quote Bob Uecker, “One hit? One %$#()# hit!”
How ’bout Russell Martin? Guy is building a case where he will have to give money back at arbitration.
Can someone remind me again the reason we got Thome?
A comedy of errors. Bad news freaking bears.
Ya think the boys just wanna go home? It’s all over the faces and body language. Let’s just get this game done, take a day off.
Isn’t that what they have been doing since they went on this roadie?
I wonder if Ned can talk the Indians into dealing us Santana back for Martin? We may have to sweeten the pot, methinks
Maybe if we let them have Thome too?
….and Torre. I hear they need a manager.
…and Manny? He could finish his career where it started.
Geez, I am so glad the Padres traded Peavy, we would be in deep if we had to face him, next season.
The drama builds. will we be able to get a second hit in this game?????
Andre was 1 for 29 on the road trip? Good gravy.
What is this rally thing you speak of, Pastor?
Ah, that was fun! Five hits in two games. I hope these clowns enjoy their day off, they freakin’ well need it.
think we need the day off as much, if not more, than they do.
ABSOLUTELY F’ING PATHETIC.
Colorado better lose tomorrow because I can’t see us winning a single game this weekend.
I wonder if McCourt will try to sell the champagne to Colorado?
Dodger fans: I feel your pain.
Dodger players: Try not to party as much as you did in San Diego so you can bring your A game to the stadium and clinch the NL West!
Colorado Rockies in town for the weekend starting Friday but first they are playing against Milwaukee today and currently winning 7-1.
Question: Does MLB have a players curfew?