Get ‘er done!

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  1. trublu4ever says:

    Here’ what Donnie came up with for tonight:
    Victorino, lf
    Ethier, rf
    Kemp, cf
    Gonzalez, 1b
    Ramirez, ss
    Cruz, 3b
    Punto, 2b
    Ellis, c
    Cappy, p

  2. I love this illustration! C’mon, Dodgers, let’s shuffle these Cards tonight!

  3. He’ll put friggin Punto in there, but not Gordon who might actually help this listless bunch. As much as people all over blogger land were bitching about Gordon’s bat and glove, at least they weren’t sleepwalking through games he was in.

  4. Hi OTD
    This is a much better looking picture on this thred.

  5. trublu4ever says:

    Now, I’m hearing Mattingly will be back regardless of how we finish.

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Just great…Kersh may be scratched from Sundays game…hip pain again!

  7. nedisajerk says:

    I know he’s trying to stick with the same lineup but how about putting in guys that actually has started for us? Of course with 3 days off the past 2 weeks Treanor hasn’t caught Capuano and Elian need to play..

  8. First blood drawn by the Yarddy

  9. The wrong Matt goes deep. Cheez.

  10. trublu4ever says:

    At least we got one run back.

  11. trublu4ever says:

    Damn, Cappy…’s not batting practice!

  12. trublu4ever says:

    My man, Dre! 😉

  13. Dre, Matt & Adgon this should be interesting.

  14. I was hoping for Adrian to take a walk but the Dodgers hardly do.

  15. trublu4ever says:


  16. vl4eccjr says:

    Just think of how many more runs this club would have produced this season if Cruz would have arrived sooner.
    But noooooooo! We had to deal with Uribum’s futile efforts instead!

    I lost my computer for a while.

  18. nedisajerk says:

    I would love to see Cruz move up in the order but maybe Donny love to have Cruz bat in that spot.

  19. What??!! We played hit and run!!?? And it worked!!!

  20. It’s Matt’s turn.
    our Matt. (haha)

  21. vl4eccjr says:

    I’m starting to wonder if Rihanna has wandered back into Matt’s life again. . . .

  22. trublu4ever says:


  23. Hey, pop fly double scoring two – we’ll take ’em!

  24. vl4eccjr says:


  25. oldbrooklynfan says:


  26. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Let’s go League.

  27. vl4eccjr says:


  28. oldbrooklynfan says:

    V I C T O R Y…….AT LAST.

  29. trublu4ever says:

    Finally, I get to go to sleep happy!

  30. nellyjune says:

    Now, tonight was much improved. Let’s hope they can do this two games in a row. Way to go Dodgers!

  31. nedisajerk says:

    Can we stop using Hanley at SS? I hate given up runs.

  32. koufax1963 says:

    wow ! Icame home tonight to see this, 8 runs, HRs, hit and run, I think donnie must be reading our posts.

  33. grizzy says:

    Finally. Maybe the drought is over. Believe in the rake.

  34. DodgerZona says:

    Not the news i wanted to wake up to

  35. grizzy says:

    I think if Kasten were to become disenchanted with Ned, he’d absorb the salary and send him down the road.

  36. koufax1963 says:

    I wonder if the kershaw hip, is related to the June plantar Faciitis, from landing differently after he throws, No I am not a MD. Lilly gone, Blilz gone, no more evoldi, here comes fife to be a hero.
    Never thought Harang and Cappy would our steel starters this year, commendable, now harang needs a win with some run support like last night.

    • trublu4ever says:

      That could be, Koufax. I have lousy feet and, when they hurt, everything is affected. They were saying last night that if Kersh can’t go, it would by Fife or Ely.

  37. messagebear says:

    With Colletti extended and Donnie coming back for at least one more year it feels just as if Frank was still here, but with unlimited money behind him. Just what I figured with the Guggenheimers.
    Fuck them, and Kasten, and Magic, and anyone associated with them.

    • trublu4ever says:

      I think there is a difference….this group will give a Yay or Nay where Frank didn’t give a shit!

    • Kemp & Dre might as well resign themselves to being the modern day Ernie Banks.

    • kahliforni says:

      The L.A. Times’ statement read, “General Manager Ned Colletti confirmed Friday that the Dodgers intend to honor the final year of Mattingly’s contract, which expires at the end of the 2013 season. The decision to retain Mattingly will not be affected by whether the Dodgers reach the postseason, Colletti said.”

      Not exactly a vote of confidence. The Dodgers could terminate him any time and still honor the contract. But we all know it really means Donnie Boy will return to manage in 2013. How utterly disappointing. And doubly disappointing with Ned coming back. Didn’t Magic say last spring that if Mike Brown didn’t win his first Laker playoff series he should be fired? Fair enough. Donnie…go win your first playoff series.

  38. lbirken says:

    I knew when I read the comments about Donnie coming back next season the natives would be restless. I am not surprised new ownership did not make a lot of changes so this one does not surprise me. What did surprise me is all the player moves and extra player payroll that came with those moves. There is no doubt in my mind this ownership wants to win but I believed McCourt wanted to win as well, at least at first. I also have no doubt this new ownership group will commit the money to make Dodger Stadium as fan friendly as possible but clearly the product on the field should be the driving force that will get fans to buy tickets. Of course, the new media deal in the horizon is what really drives this group as it did McCourt.

    We can debate forever whether Donnie or Ned should be retained but it appears ownership has already decided. I agree it is no vote of confience but could be another of those “we are paying him anyway” kind of decisions. Sort of like why Uribe still is allowed to put on a Dodger uniform.

    • kahliforni says:

      lbirk, I just don’t understand why any decision was made with two vital weeks left in the season. What’s the hurry? What if Donnie goes 0-17? Not likely…but I’m just saying………..

  39. trublu4ever says:

    Mark, 2b
    Shane, lf
    Matty, cf
    Adrian, 1b
    Hanley, ss
    Dre, rf
    Luis, 3b
    A.J., c
    Big Joe, p

    Kersh has been scratched for tomorrow….Fife gets the call.

  40. kahliforni says:

    Ah, I see we’re back to the batting order that has stalled, even though Dre’s hitting great batting second, just like he did when he fronted Manny back when. I know, I know, they’re facing a lefty tonight……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  41. trublu4ever says:

    Now, I’m hearing Kersh will see a specialist on Tuesday…may need surgery…damn! If so, Donnie boy might go to a 4-man rotation.

  42. crash24now says:

    Freaking Donnie Boy and his lineups. He rewards Cruz and Ethier by burying them at #7 and #6 in the lineup.

    If he only had a brain…. his lineup would start with Cruz, AJEllis, and Ethier.

    I don’t get a lot of hope from last night’s offense. The “meat of the order”, consisting of Kemp, Gonzo, and Hanley are still stone cold, along with the Cryin’ Hawaiian.

  43. trublu4ever says:


  44. nedisajerk says:

    Should had started Fife since our bullpen going to get burn the next 2 days with the day off on Monday.

  45. Hi Everybody
    Just got in. I was invited to a party tonight. I wouldn’t of been here at all but the party ended a lot earlier than planned so I rushed home to catch the game.

  46. trublu4ever says:

    Way to go Mark!

  47. trublu4ever says:

    Come on Hanley…bring Shane home!

  48. Thought I commented on Mark’s HR, but apparently I didn’t.

  49. trublu4ever says:

    Donnie….don’t you remember….Blanton is only good for 5 innings?!

  50. trublu4ever says:

    Damn…he was out! We just don’t get any breaks!

  51. koufax1963 says:

    Hi Gang, Excuse me, why cant donnie bunt blanton over to second in fifth, move them up! And to have blanton pitch to to guy who has hit 2 HRs in 2 ABs, after the blown DP, donnie should be sent to shower for that move. And they are talking him coming back, and extending the contrat of fecoltti. Crimey, whos got the shot glass?

  52. koufax1963 says:

    and we couldn’t be patient at the plate, after the pitcher was the bases the whole last innning. Im just bitching.

  53. The Offense has to snap out of it.

  54. koufax1963 says:

    Go Dodgers ! We shall get it done in the 8TH!

  55. trublu4ever says:


  56. grizzy says:

    Does Kemp have a hit in September?

  57. koufax1963 says:

    Bluck, at least kemp didnt S.O., but this offense is________
    insert word

  58. koufax1963 says:

    wow, im surprised kemp missed the catch, but what a throw. GO Dodgers!

  59. A HIT for Ethier.!!!!!!!

  60. Nice going Gordon, especially against Yadier.

  61. trublu4ever says:



  63. vl4eccjr says:

    Woo hoo!
    WTG CRUZ!!!

  64. trublu4ever says:

    WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. vl4eccjr says:


  66. I can’t believe we’re tie for first.

  67. koufax1963 says:


  68. nellyjune says:

    What a great finish!!! Way to go Dodgers!

  69. trublu4ever says:

    We really have to thank Matty for his throw to get Molina! That’s what made it possible for us to win!

  70. nedisajerk says:

    Dodgers vs Cardinals season series wins. Dodgers 1,008 wins Cardinals 1.005 wins.

  71. grizzy says:

    Again, finally! Three clutch hits and a stolen base with two outs in the ninth. Maybe we’ve turned a corner.

  72. koufax1963 says:

    Ok Im up, with the early posters. Great 9th inning last night, shades of 2009, Should I give donnie some love, for putting gordon in there. Thats the type of managing I want to see all year. But I think yadier can feel cheated, he got victorino earlier; but called safe, and gordon was really close, another ump and he may of been out, and then we would have a different reaction to this game. To be a realist here, the dodger bats were cold from the 4th through the 8th last night, its wasn’t just kemp, but many punch outs, from different pitchers and all through the line up. Observation: That non-DP that happened, Han-ram was abit too “relaxed” in feeding the ball to Ellis, with the runner coming down on 2nd base, Ellis had to throw around the runner, causing the ball to slide away from A-gon’s glove, thus leaving it to the Ump to decide, and it didn’t go the blue way on that critical suppose to be DP. So Hanley get the ball to the defender ASAP, and let there be no doubt to the ump of the call. I find he does these “make it close” at first on his throws often. Perhaps the marlins saw this from him too, and hence the move to upgrade at short with reyes, and put hanley to 3rd where the ball comes quicker to him. hey not trying to be a downer, I was so excited lst night and this AM, good win, i just hope the momentum carries forward, and if cruz has not convinced, the fans and management that he is the rally time spark plug then I don’t know what more he could do. I am very satisfied that he can be the starting 3rd Bagger, for the rest of the season and next year.

  73. trublu4ever says:

    Our lineup for today:
    Victorino, lf
    Ethier, rf
    Kemp, cf
    Gonzalez, 1b
    Ramirez, ss
    Cruz, 3b
    M. Ellis, 2b
    Treanor, c
    Fife, p

    Let’s give Fife a helping hand and score some runs.

  74. Go Dodgers!!!

    BTW, Kersh has been shut down for the foreseeable future due to his hip inflammation. And yeah, it’s the right hip, the same side as his plantar fascitis. I’m not a doc, but I can’t help thinking that something got tweaked in his hip because of the foot problem.

  75. Hi Folks
    I hope the offense can get it going today. This waiting until the last strike is extremely exciting but I think it’s time we get a break with an easy win. But I’ll take it either way.

  76. trublu4ever says:

    Come on “Barney”….settle down!

  77. vl4eccjr says:

    Thanks Treanor!!

  78. It’s a good thing Treanor was looking toward 2B and didn’t start jogging to the dugout.

  79. I hope we can score some runs starting NOW..

  80. 6 strikouts in the first 2 innings, that something.

  81. Hoping Wainwright makes a few mistakes.

  82. LIKE THAT WTG….. E T H I E R

  83. trublu4ever says:

    Everyday Dre!

  84. trublu4ever says:

    Wow…great catch, Shane!

  85. Astros beat the Phillies.7-6.

  86. Beltran & Holliday, scare me when they’re at the plate.

  87. Way To Go Stephen.
    Bring out the Fife and Drum Core.

  88. Fife did a good job today.

  89. nedisajerk says:

    Choate has pitch 6 games in a rows I wonder what the record is?

  90. The Cubs beat the Pirates.

  91. I don’t want to see Rosenthal next inning.

  92. Adgon, Hanley and Cruuuuuuuuuuuuz.

  93. Good to get rid of Beltran & Holiday.

  94. Alright Wild Pitch!!!!!

  95. trublu4ever says:

    Damn…blew a good chance!

  96. lbirken says:

    How things have changed for Kemp. Hard to accept the opponent would walk two hitters intentionally with the game on the line to pitch to Kemp. And the ploy works. Argh…

  97. trublu4ever says:

    I really wish we wouldn’t use GrrRear!

  98. trublu4ever says:


  99. crash24now says:

    Damnit! How are WE going to score?

  100. I think it’s hard to win these types of games consecutively.
    Our pitching has been good, too bad about the offense.

  101. trublu4ever says:

    Too late now, Donnie…the damage is done!

  102. grizzy says:

    You knew we’d eventually have to use Ely ( the last guy I want to see ) in a game like this. Not Ely’s fault, we know his limitations. Failure to execute earlier brought us to this.

  103. lbirken says:

    So after the 4 game series nothing changed in the standings. At least no ground was lost in the race for the one game wild card playoff.

  104. kahliforni says:

    Tough to win when the offense is one swing of Ethier’s bat. Same old, same old. Maybe Donnie should put Hanley back at third, Gordon at short, Cruz in left and Victorino on a plane back to Philly.

  105. The last two games were won with good pitching that gave us a chance to win late. Today,night more good pitching. It was up to the offense to win us a game but it was not to be.

  106. grizzy says:

    Tough road trip coming up. It will be very interesting to see the standings at it’s end.

  107. crash24now says:

    Matt Kemp is not hitting like a #3 hitter; nor is he physically fit to be a #3 hitter right now. If Donnie wants him out there as the best defensive centerfielder, okay, fine, but bat him #7 or #8. Let Ethier be the #3 hitter. Kemp is too big of a hole in the lineup right now.

  108. crash24now says:

    Try this:

    Cruz ss
    Victorino lf
    Ethier rf
    Ramirez 3b
    Gonzalez 1b
    M Ellis 2b
    Kemp cf
    AJ Ellis c

  109. grizzy says:

    Time grows short and crash has a point, the three spot is a black hole right now. Donnie probably wants to show confidence in Kemp, but needless to say, we need to score.
    Maybe Cruz could bat 3rd for a day or two. He and Kemp could trade spots until Matt heats up.

  110. Tonight’s game is postponed – very bad weather. Tomorrow should bring sunny skies – and, optimist that I am, they’ll be shining Dodger Blue!

  111. kahliforni says:

    Very depressing seeing the Dodgers 8 games back of the Gnats in this morning’s paper. And Donnie’s reward for this fabulous showing is another year at the helm. I know I’m beating a dead horse but…….really????

    • trublu4ever says:

      ….I know, Kahli……what a fine job he has done 😉

    • koufax1963 says:

      Kahli- I have to relent, and believe that Kasten is a man of integrity, hence if the contract includes 2013, then he will honor that. It does not mean Donnie finishes 2013. what may be worse is what is cooking with colletti. Right now I am a bit frustrated with the way this season went down, a complete elated surprise that the dodgers were the best team in baseball in april/may, I put as near-sale euphoria, and from kemps hamstring, lilly’s arm, dre’s blister and uribe it just got dismal, but then Bilz regrouped and threw as good as any starter, Cruz took over at 3rd, and we swept the gnats in late July, then the money talked but the players walked (slipped might be a better descriptive) and a team that looked strong just wilted, the projected weak starting pitching coupled with the weak offense is completely deflating. I hope the dodgers surprise me, but I believe other teams see the WC play-off spot in reach, and they are motivated, the dodgers can’t sustain a run, the spark of multiple HRs in a game or 9th inning comeback, does not translate in a continuing momentum builder, confidence and chemistry is like a vapor that wisps away as the 9th inning winds down. I do look forward to next year, a healthy line up, a team comraderie and a consistency in execution, smart choices and fundamental hit the ball, catch the ball, throw the ball mentality with some prudent risk taking may lead to the the ring in 2013. GO Dodgers Always!

  112. Hi Everybody.
    Wow Yes 8 games, it does look big. I haven’t paid too much attention to the Giants or the lead, as the Dodgers chased the Cards. It’s amazing how I can be concentrating on the wild card game and almost completely forget about the Giants.
    Every year now this WC thing will keep us focas on trying to play winning baseball. Very few non-meaningfull games anymore.

  113. koufax1963 says:

    Oh I would like to forget about the giants, it just gets difficult, in my area. Oh “the torture”

    • I know the feeling, I’m surrounded by many Yankee fans. I’m just lucky they’re not in our league but next year will be different with the interleague play.
      The Met fans have been having trouble of their own over the past two years and they still look for a chance to get after us few Dodger fans.

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