Life is Good

Clayton Kershaw breezed through his start last night to win his 14th game, a career high.   Matt Kemp homered.  Tony Gwynn had three hits and did some spectacular base running.  Justin Sellers had his first major league hit.

The Dodgers have won two in a row with a chance for a sweep today.  Sweet.

Too bad the Dodgers can’t play the Astros every day.

This Day in Dodgers History

On August 14, 1919 – In a total of two hours and seventeen minutes, the Dodgers and Cubs split a doubleheader. In the opener, the Cubs blank Brooklyn 2-0 in one hour and 10 minutes and in the nightcap it takes the Dodgers one hour and 7 minutes to shut out Chicago, 1-0.

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80 Responses to Life is Good

  1. Nellyjune says:

    It’s too bad we couldn’t gain on the teams ahead of us. It would be nice to see the D-Backs 3 up on the gnats, and the Dodgers in 3rd place by the end of the day tomorrow.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    Life would be good if, today, we can give Kuroda some run support and, end up with a sweep. We head out on a long road trip which will determine if we can, indeed, take over third place. That would be a great thing…. to finish third after the tumoil we have had this season.

    • Wouldn’t that be a win for McCourt in a way. To say that even with everything against this team, they ended up a lofty 3rd place in a division dominated by pitching, and that with a “few tweaks”, this team can contend next season.

  3. grizzy says:

    I’d settle for .500, but I don’t think we’ll make it. Still, I’ll continue to hope. I don’t seem to be able to give up completely, just lower expectations.

  4. JhallWally says:

    ATTENDANCE INTERRUPTUS

    Thanks for the latest attendance figures Dad and Trumom. Stay away until Frank goes away.

    August 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    Game 64 attendance (2010): 46,418
    Tonight’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 36,111
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 54
    9th straight game of negative attendance

    Games less than 30,000 this season – 9
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

    2010 attendance (64 games) – 2,862,317 (44,724 average)
    2011 attendance (64 games) – 2,360,596 (36,884 average) #9 in MLB
    Percentage attendance drop 2010/2011: -21.2540

    Drop of 501,721 total
    Average drop of 7830
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 634,991
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,987,629
    2010′s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (65) attendance in 2010 – 49,435

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 13. 2011: 38
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 40. 2011: 12
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

  5. nedisajerk says:

    Wow didn’t know it was Elbert 26th bday last night so happy he got to pitch last night and happy belated Bday Elbert.

  6. Been fishing (caught 10), brought home lunch, picked up the dog crap, took out the trash, and now I’m ready for some baseball! (But I’ll settle for the Dodgers and Astros.)

    So how’s everyone else??

  7. At the top of our game again…

  8. I guarantee Navarro’s back next year.

  9. trublu4ever says:

    Not much, huh, considering Frank is an idiot?!

  10. trublu4ever says:

    The Bison is on fire!

  11. I think Ned operates under the radar as far as Frank’s concerned. If it doesn’t impact Frank directly (i.e. another lawsuit), he doesn’t pay it much attention. Besides, Frank’s the only one in the whole organization that knows even less about baseball than Ned.

    • JhallWally says:

      I think you’re right. That and the fact that playing in the NL worst has allowed them to make the playoffs and contend with mediocre teams. Just look at this year. How can this collection of crap still be looking at 3rd place. Geez!!!!

      • That’s the biggest problem – look at who’s in our division. That’s why Frank’s happy to cut payroll and merely contend – even the AZs and SDs always have a shot to win the division. Frank’s content at having a playoff team, not one that can win it all.

        • JhallWally says:

          And the majority of fans will just keep streaming in and put money in his pocket if the team is playing .500 and somewhat in contention. Hell, I can’t believe they are even getting as many as they are now. Got alot of ostrich fans out there. Head buried in the sand.

  12. JhallWally says:

    WTG Kemp. I sure hope they find a way to keep Kemp past next year. It should be the #1 priority.

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Clouseau is pretty smooth with the glove.

  14. trublu4ever says:

    Way to go James…..nice play for you too!

  15. Well, at least we’re proving we can compete with a AA team…

  16. Sellers is fitting in nicely with the rest of the line-up.

  17. This game must be putting everyone to sleep. It is me.

  18. trublu4ever says:

    YAY….JUSTIN!

  19. Kid finally got one of those flies far enough.

  20. JhallWally says:

    Hey Beav, what kind of fish did you catch?

  21. We might of just found our replacement 3B for next season. Low cost, has some pop and young. Not the typical Ned mold, due to the youth, inexpensiveness and pop aspect, so maybe a platoon will do.

  22. trublu4ever says:

    Life is good…Eugenio4ever is in the game 😉

  23. trublu4ever says:

    36,339 paid attendance.

  24. JhallWally says:

    Well, nice win. Go D’Backs!!! Hard to believe we could be in 3rd place tomorrow if the Rocks lose tonight.

    • We could of been at least 5 games back of 1st had we won the Phillies and last D’Back game. We could of had an interesting finish but no, we are stuck for 3rd, unless G’nats and D’Backs implode and Dodgers keep playing these “lower tier” teams like they should and rookies keep producing. I’m sure they won’t make the playoffs but their making it hard to be completely certain.

  25. trublu4ever says:

    Rockies lost and, WE ARE MOVIN’ UP!

  26. dodgereric says:

    Dodgereric ain’t impressed.

    Being in 3rd place merely magnifies the horribly terrible division we’re in. We’d be in 5th place in the NL Central with our record and 6th place (there’s only 5 teams) in the NL East. The Mets, the Marlins, the Nationals and the Pirates all have better records than we do. Marginally, to be sure. But better nonetheless. We don’t get to play the worst team in baseball all the time.

    Sorry to be such a stick-in-the-mud, but facts are facts. And speaking of facts…….

    Game 65 attendance (2010): 49,435
    Today’s attendance courtesy of trumom: 36,339
    Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 55
    10th straight game of negative attendance

    Games less than 30,000 this season – 9
    Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
    Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

    Lowest attended game of the year: Game 8 – 27,439
    Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

    2010 attendance (65 games) – 2,911,752 (44,796 average)
    2011 attendance (65 games) – 2,396,935 (36,876 average) #9 in MLB
    Percentage attendance drop 2010/2011: -21.4781

    Drop of 514,817 total
    Average drop of 7920
    Extrapolated for 81 games – 641,541
    Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,986,950
    2010’s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

    Next game’s (65) attendance in 2010 – 44,788

    Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 9
    Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 13. 2011: 39
    Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 41. 2011: 12
    Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
    Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

    • trublu4ever says:

      Thanks for the update Dodgereric. You’re not a stick in the mud….I was trying to be sarcastic too but, I guess I need more practice at it 😉

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