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.
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
A big congratulations to the Dodgers on sweeping the Phillies. This team does not give up. I am so proud of them!
Lorena, Rosie and I arrived at about 11 AM in Seattle. Other friends from Dodger Stadium are also here. We heard from Kristin and Mike. Dee & Kevin are on the way. I just read that Mike from Baseballbetweenus.com is also here. We went to the Space Needle. We also went to the Dale Chihuly Center and Garden Glass Museum. We did a lot of walking today and tomorrow is on to the game.
Good luck Eovaldi! Good luck Dodgers in Seattle!
This Dodger team is very excited to watch. Dodgers came from behind last night to win 8-7 with a different hero in Ivan De Jesus Jr. I started jumping up and down in my living room!
Ted Lilly goes to the mound tonight with his 5-0 record against Diamond-Backs Lefty Saunders. Dodgers going for the sweep
I saw the cover of Sports Illustrated with Magic and Kemp online
So I walked to the corner liquor store to see if they had the SI magazine.
me: Do you have any magazines?
Liquor Store owner: What are you looking for?
me: Sports Illustrated
Liquor Store owner: *grins* No.
I guess they only had other magazine behind the counter. No worries, I will stop at Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena on my way home.
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings! They are going to the STanley Cup finals! GO Dodgers! GO KIngs! I LOVE LA!
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!
My friends Erik and LTD23 kept texting back and forth on where we should watch the Dodgers game. We planned this late so we ended up at L.A. Live watching the game at the Yard House!
Wow! I had confidence in my boys at the beginning of the series and said so in my blog but a sweeeep! Oh that is so sweeeeet!
Vicente Padilla was outstanding with a brilliant pitching performance!
He pitched seven shutout innings, yielding just four hits, and was never in trouble after escaping a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He retired 19 of the last 21 batters he faced!
Felicidades Padilla!! You made your mom so proud!
Padilla’s mom made the trip from Nicaragua to watch his son pitched!
Padilla has been a great pickup by the Dodgers
What can we say about Ethier yesterday who was a single shy of the cycle! Congratulations Andre!
For all the Ethierholics out there, they have this t-shirt in white or blue at Dodger Stadium
Final score for the sweep at Bush Stadium: 5-1.
Congratulations Dodgers!!!! Here I am with Erik listening to Dodger Talk. We look like geeks with our headphones on. Here is to you Dodgers and all Dodger Fans!
Colorado or Phillies? Hmmm.