Category Archives: Game Notes

Kenta makes Roberts look good

Many questions, and many answers last night. We will start with the NL baseball decision.  Should you pinch hit for your starting pitchers as early as the 4th inning? Your pitcher struggled in the first inning putting the team in a hole by three runs, but has gotten his act together and kept the score …

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The ball finds you

Chris Taylor made his first ever start in CF last night and on the second pitch, Fowler hit a deep drive to straight away CF that seemed destined for a leadoff double or triple, but Chris Taylor tracked it down and leaped at the wall to snare the out leading Joe Davis to exclaim “The …

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Forsythe has a triumphant return

For the first nine innings of last nights ballgame it looked like the Dodgers might have activated Logan Forsythe before he was ready.  Logan struck out four times in his first four at-bats out of the lead off spot, but when it really counted he struck for gold connecting on a double to drive in …

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Now that is a clean up hitter

but he was batting 8th. I was lucky enough to get a ticket last night courtesy of Brent Cook who asked if I wanted to join him in just enough time for me to say yes and get to the game on time. Six outs into the Giants lineup I wasn’t so sure I wanted …

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Bellinger blasts off – The 3+Whoops Game

Sons of Steve Garvey put out my favorite tweet for this game. For those who remember the back to back to back to back game. The 3+Whoops Game — Sons of Steve Garvey (@sosgsosg) April 30, 2017 Games like Saturday Night are why we love baseball.  Down 5 – 2, the only reason to stick …

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Dodgers lose but many things go right tonight

Even with the Dodgers losing a tough one-run game to the Giants tonight, many things outside of their control went right. The Rockie rotation showed their shaky side as they got lit up for the second straight game by the Nationals.  Overall the Rockies gave up twenty-six runs in two games, with the rotation being …

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Arizona delivers a spanking

When I did the Diamondback preview I mentioned that their long-term problem would be the bullpen. If the Diamondbacks can stay healthy this team might compete all summer if they can do something with the bullpen. Maybe I should have written that about the Dodger bullpen.  Headed into this weekend the team with the best …

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Dodgers depth charge Rockies

The 2017 Dodger mantra has been depth depth depth, and on Wednesday night they put that on display. Both teams have had to play with numerous players on the DL and while the names of Enrique Hernandez, Scott Van Slyke, and Chris Taylor don’t put fear into the hearts of their opponents their bats did. …

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Ryu gives Dodgers eighteen outs

but Arenado shows Dodger infielders how to hit a home run. The highlight of the game was this amazing play by Ryu and Gonzalez as Adrian showed he still has major league reflexes. LA LA Hands: Glove flip to A-Gon unreal https://t.co/G37EpqDI2X via @Cut4 — Phil Gurnee (@meercatjohn) April 19, 2017 Dodger infielders have hit …

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Hill cruises, Puig goes boom

Rich Hill toyed with the young Padre offense for fifteen outs, and then let the new Dodger bullpen build the bridge to Kenley Jansen. Sergio Romo and Alex Wood got their nine outs and Jansen finished things up with a perfect ninth. The right fielders traded home runs in the 4th, with Renfroe taking Hill …

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