Looking For Another Sweep

The Dodgers will try to complete two consecutive series sweeps against the Padres tonight.  Almost a month ago, the Dodgers swept the Padres starting with two 1-0 shutouts.  After last nights 1-0 shutout win, the Dodgers had better score several more runs tonight with Ted Lilly on the mound.

Raphael Furcal has continued the tradition of ex-Dodgers that do great things once released from the surly bonds of McCourt.  Raffy had a three run homer and finished with 4 RBI’s in today’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Kudos to Ned Colletti for letting him have a chance at a ring and auditioning for a new contract rather than sitting on the bench while the Dodgers evaluate Dee Gordon the rest of the year.

From selltheteam’s post on the last thread, tonight’s lineup:

Gordon SS
Miles 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Rivera 1B
Navarro C
Gwynn LF
Carroll 2B
Lilly P

This Day in Dodgers History

On August 3, 1959 – In second All-Star game played this summer, Yogi Berra’s two-run home run off Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale in the third inning at the LA Memorial Coliseum proves to be the difference in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the Senior Circuit. The home run will be the last one hit by a Bronx Bomber in a Mid-Summer Classic game for 41 years until Derek Jeter goes deep in 2001.

UPDATE – They Looked But Did Not Find

This Day in Dodgers History

On August 4, 1908 – In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers), 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball.

(Some things never change.)

 

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32 Responses to Looking For Another Sweep

  1. lbirken says:

    I remember two All Star games for a few years after the Dodgers moved to L.A. Can’t recall why. Will we ever see another All Star game in Dodger Stadium?

    • 32and53fan says:

      The Dodgers are number three on the list of teams that have gone the longest without an All-Star game. Only the Mets (1964, bidding for 2013) and the Royals (1973, scheduled for 2012) have gone longer than the Dodgers, who last hosted the game in 1980.

      To date, only two franchises have never hosted a game: the Florida Marlins (although scheduled to host the game in 2000, Major League Baseball moved the game to Atlanta), and the Tampa Bay Rays.

      Since National League teams host the game in odd numbered years, it seems that the earliest the Dodgers could host the game would be 2015, although with a new stadium, the Marlins would have the edge for that year. 2017 seems more likely for LA.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    Sweep would be sweet!

  3. trublu4ever says:

    Zzzzzz!

  4. 32and53fan says:

    Where’d everybody go?

    • trublu4ever says:

      I don’t know. Beav is a tad miffed with Ned and I don’t know where the others are. Maybe they will stop by later 😉

  5. trublu4ever says:

    Not much on ITD either. I see a lot of first timers on ITD. Oldbrooklynfan stopped by there…I guess he doesn’t want to join us here.

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Uh, oh! A run may be enough tonight!

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Damn!!!

  8. trublu4ever says:

    I know I’ve mentioned it before but, GrrRear really sucks!

  9. vl4eccjr says:

    The sweeping broom handle has a serious crack. . .

  10. 32and53fan says:

    It would be hard to watch this team without having a computer to keep one’s mind occupied. The game is just background noise.
    The offense is just plain offensive!

  11. nedisajerk says:

    How is this freaking possible? You mean losing Josh Bell and Carlos Santana are farm system were ranked #11. I knew we didn’t have a bad farm system to start with. I guess all those pitchers/OF’s depth help a lot.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-talent-rankings/2011/2611472.html

  12. selltheteam says:

    A few observations from last night’s game:

    1. The Padres pack more people into their stadium than do the Dodgers. I don’t care what the official counts are.

    2. Yes, Ted Lilly gives up the long ball.

    3. Ethier and Kemp can’t carry the offense every single night.

    4. Even the coaching staff knows that Carroll is abysmal at driving in runs, so they asked him to bunt with RISP.

    5. Gordon still has some work to do on his defense.

    6. The bullpen really misses Kenley Jansen (me too).

    7. If this is what Dodger baseball will resemble over the next few years, I can’t blame the Beav for bailing.

    8. To make things even more depressing, there is still no clear vision as to when Frank McCourt will be gone.

  13. dodgereric says:

    Seattle is expected to call up Trayvon Robinson:
    http://www.rotoworld.com/sports/mlb/baseball

  14. lbirken says:

    Is it safe to say had Kuroda accepted the trade Ned had in mind that Trayvon Robinson might still be Dodger property? Everyone agrees the Dodgers needed a catcher but no one saw Robinson being part of any deals. I have nothing against Robinson but let’s hope this does not turn out to be “one of those” deals.

    • 32and53fan says:

      Eric Karros did not sound too enthusiastic about Robinson citing his huge strikeout stats. But who knows how he will perform in the bigs. Only time will tell. With the Dodgers luck, in a few years, he will probably turn into another Konerko.

  15. It’s without question that to win a game, the bullpen has to be on its game. With Gerrrierrr and McDougal, however, we are doomed to losing a lead, however rare that may be..Point is, why not just DFA them and just bring up some more minor leaguers. Kuo is gone this offseason and Broxton as well, so might as well bring up Lindblom and Tolleson, Withrow, etc. Why not bring them up already.

    Blake is done, so bring up Mitchell, Sands, DeJesus Jr., Van Slyke. Hek, even Travis Denker, the former Giant is a better option that anyone we have in the IF now.

    Point is, if we’re really in rebuilding mode, why not just DFA everyone that sucks and bring up rookies. It would be the same thing that we have now, but with a better outlook on next year..

  16. 32and53fan says:

    Nothing much happening here so I tuned in to WFAN radio in New York.

    Looks like A-Rod is in trouble again.

  17. This is horrible for the son and family of this guy. I don’t want to diminish the tragedy of this event but it was his own fault.

    The ball was going right into the glove of the man in the white shirt. The other guy, in his zeal to get a ball for his son, crossed over in front of the son and leaned way over in front of the guy in the white shirt to take it away from him and make the catch. It was tragic, but perfectly understandable why he fell.

    I see this kind of behavior every day when I watch the Dodger game. You see a foul ball hit in the stands and watch guys scrambling and diving over each other to try to get it. This video shows the same type of mentality but instead of bumping his shin, or banging up his elbow jumping over a seat in the field level, he paid the ultimate price for his macho move.

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