The Rivalry Continued – 2013 Edition

The San Francisco Giants come to Dodger Stadium tonight for a four game series, that runs through Sunday.

The two rival’s began the season at Dodger Stadium in 2013, with the Dodgers losing two of three to the Giants. The Boy’s in Blue then went up North, where they were swept. The next meeting between the two teams, here in LA, the Boy’s returned the favor by sweeping the Giants. Later they returned up North, again, to take 2 of three from the Giants and even out the score.

Which is where it currently stands for the year. Tied at 6 wins a piece.

The Giants will enter the contest tonight a half game behind the Padres, looking to climb out of last place. The Dodgers will enter the contest 12 games ahead of Arizona and as we all know, the Magic # to clinch stands at 6

So that means the Dodgers and the Giants can be friends now right?

Dodgers Giants
We can treat this like the All Star game.

Buster and Panda can pose for photos besides Kershaw and Puig

Dodger Giants Rivalry

Hanley and Romo can seek out a soul, together, whose foot they can set ablaze.

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Hold On A Minute You Say!!!

This Is Still Serious Business!!

The Giants aren’t gonna just wag they’re tails, bob they’re heads and roll over!

Well okay then… But you know what I mean!

The Dodgers have amassed a record of 47 – 17 since the start of July, with the last meeting between the Giants, taking place July 5th – 7th.

This was right before Bochy, spurned Puig for an All Star nomination and started the local kid Harvey over Kershaw in the mid-summer classic.

Yeah, I’d say the rivalry still exist!!

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Dodger Pride!!
Let’s Go Dodgers, Let’s Go!!

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238 Responses to The Rivalry Continued – 2013 Edition

  1. Dodger4life says:

    enchantedbeaver says:
    September 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM (Edit)
    Totally uninspired effort last night.

    This is what concerns me with Donnie – he thinks he can turn momentum and intensity on and off like a light switch. It doesn’t work that way. You either play to win or you don’t, and you can get a team into some really bad habits by lollygagging around.

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    Dodger4life says:
    September 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM (Edit)
    I would have to agree with you enchanted..
    .
    Unless someone has any objections, I was going to change the thread in a little while??

    Reply
    trublu4ever says:
    September 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM (Edit)
    To make it even worse, in my opinion…Donnie also wanted to sit Hanley & Adrian but they told him NO….wanted to play until we had clinched. Mattingly is an idiot!

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    32and53fan says:
    September 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM (Edit)
    Fred McGriff was at DS a couple of days ago and said that he never wanted to sit during September. Mattingly is trying to balance out guys getting playing time with rest that the regulars may or may not need. On Dodger talk last night, it was mentioned that Hanley looked like he was nursing some minor injury.

    Go ahead D4L… your posts are very good.

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    lbirken says:
    September 12, 2013 at 12:22 PM (Edit)
    Say what you want about Dodger management/ownership about what happens on the field but the Dodgers continue to give the fans a first class experience with the Friday night fireworks shows and such. Last night’s pregame program recognizing 9-11 was first class and top notch all the way while still being respectful and mindful that we were all there to watch a baseball game. The Dodgers honored first responders by having many of these folks on the field, including fire fighters from New York, a great bag pipe team, the unfurling of a special 9-11 flag (flown in by Guggenheim Group) and a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem by a member of the Marines. The topper was a flyover from a number of helicopters from various agencies such as LAFD, LAPD, LA County Sheriffs and others. It was quite inspiring and very well done.

    Reply

    Earlier comments made while the thread was in the process of being changed…please continue on.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    I just hope we play to win!

  3. kahliforni says:

    Donnie likes to take four starters out at a time. Ouch. He can’t/won’t play small ball. Ouch. Look, I shouldn’t get started on DM. It’s no surprise to anyone who posts regularly that I’d prefer a different manager. I know Mattingley’s a heck of a guy and former great ball player. Big deal. Ted Williams was one of the worst managers ever.

  4. crash24now says:

    The Braves already beat the Marlins today, so we’ve got some work to do tonight.

    Let us not forget what Brandon Belt said about the Dodgers, “All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry.”

  5. koufax1963 says:

    Whee I thought this was a episode from “Leave it to beaver”, where everyone gets along. I love beating the giants ! Make it happen, and for the record, the team should not rest till the division is secured. And Donnie better learn small ball, it might of win a game vs the reds, and will certainly figure in beating any playoff team, the other team will certainly play that way vs the dodgers!

  6. messagebear says:

    If Donnie can’t take this team ALL THE WAY, he needs to be FIRED!

    Of course, if he can manage to take it all the way, he still needs to be FIRED as far as I’m concerned. Yes, right along with Ned.

  7. lbirken says:

    I saw a funny shirt the other day. It said:
    “I don’t always hate. But when I do, I prefer hating the S.F, Giants.”

    • Dodger4life says:

      That is a funny shirt, lbirk… I think your snowman gravatar would look good wearing that… Now we just need to get you a nose and some eye’s.

  8. crash24now says:

    Back to our regular lineup. I guess Donnie wants to win this game. I still don’t know why he didn’t want to reduce the magic number to 4 yesterday.

  9. Dodger4life says:

    Kahli, I almost rented you a couple of trolls for tonight’s game…

  10. trublu4ever says:

    Dear God….please have Zack throw a good game. And, make sure our Boys score lots of runs….I have to suffer through Krud & Krap, and, by doing this for me, it will make it bearable…thank-you.

  11. Dodger4life says:

    It’s almost that time…
    &
    I’m feeling good about tonight’s outcome!!

    Let’s Go Dodgers, Let’s Go!!

  12. Here we go.
    Bring on the Gnats.

  13. 32and53fan says:

    Time to get cranking. Yesterday the Snakes had a good pitcher, but our team was not making him work too much. Tonight they better get back with the program and wait for pitches in the zone.

  14. Pence draws first blood.

  15. Dodger4life says:

    Greinke is laboring with the pitch count. It looks like another in bullpen we trust evening.

  16. crash24now says:

    Crawford is in a 2-for-25 slump over the past 7 games.

  17. crash24now says:

    Geez, not even Greinke can get an RBI tonight.

  18. crash24now says:

    Greinke needs to take one for the team and knock that ball down with his body.

  19. crash24now says:

    Ok, Ok, I get it, it’s Matt Cain. But still, the offense is pathetic tonight. Let’s get it going.

  20. crash24now says:

    Let’s go Dodgers, Let’s go. Clap,clap, clap-clap-clap

  21. kahliforni says:

    Wow, this team is pretty unwatchable, entertainment wise. And forget the #1 seed…this team will end up 3rd seed behind whoever gets hot in the Central coming down to the wire. Road team starting the playoffs. Just exactly how/when/where is this team simply going flip the switch?

    • crash24now says:

      Uribe and the rest of the guys turned the switch back on Monday night. Then stupid Donnie Boy turned it off on Wednesday night. This craziness has got to stop.

      I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!

      • Dodger4life says:

        Kahli, I’ve had a hard time staying awake since the Reds series. Crash, I hear ya’!
        Right now they just need to win this game.

  22. crash24now says:

    NIce strike ’em out throw ’em out double play!

  23. Dodger4life says:

    All I have is Gameday… No audio with limited highlights. It has been this way for a long time now and I don’t mind so much. Although, when we play the Giants… I will admit, I wish I had visual and I always miss Vinny!

  24. crash24now says:

    Finally, Donnieboy is using Dee Gordon appropriately! Let’s score a damn run!

  25. crash24now says:

    Gordon had a great jump and stole the base!

  26. crash24now says:

    C’mon Hairston, hit it hard enough to score him!

  27. crash24now says:

    Puig! Way to get the job done!!!!!!!!!

  28. Dodger4life says:

    Rally Panties to the Rescue!!

    Someone on Facebook keeps posting this and has the same .740 winning percentage as the Dodgers do since July!

  29. kahliforni says:

    Just to resurrect an old friend, shouldn’t we start calling the Dodger left fielder Carl Pierre? Decent speed, no arm, slap hitter with little power??????? Damn…I thought those days were long gone….

  30. crash24now says:

    Hanley out with a tight hamstring.

  31. trublu4ever says:

    Whew!

  32. crash24now says:

    Woo-hoo! Double play!

  33. crash24now says:

    Just three outs to get for Kenley Jansen!

  34. Get those fingernails ready.

  35. crash24now says:

    Starting to lose mine already.

  36. 32and53fan says:

    Runners are 23 for 24 stealing bases on Kenley.

  37. crash24now says:

    Another nice play by Uribe. He’s got sure hands.

  38. crash24now says:

    I don’t know whether it’s Kenley or FedEx, but that’s the second ball they lost.

  39. trublu4ever says:

    Phooey!

  40. Dodger4life says:

    Oooooh Boy!

  41. crash24now says:

    Here we go again, back to square one. 2-2

  42. 32and53fan says:

    That ball was right down the middle, waist high. Tied with one out… Bear down Jansen…. Nice throw FedEx

  43. crash24now says:

    Puig, maintaining his reputation for his strong arm, almost nullified the double by Sanchez.

  44. crash24now says:

    I hope they get ‘er done now, cuz I don’t wanna know who’s gonna pitch the tenth.

  45. crash24now says:

    Young hit it hard, but not hard enough.

  46. Dodger4life says:

    Gameday doesn’t show me the bullpen either… I usually try and guess??

  47. crash24now says:

    Wilson did a serviceable job of getting through the tenth relatively unscathed.

  48. trublu4ever says:

    ( . )_(. ) WALK-OFF TIME!

  49. crash24now says:

    Alright – Crawford gets us started with a worm burner!

  50. trublu4ever says:

    YES, YES, YES!

  51. crash24now says:

    Beautiful hitting by Gonzalez gets the win!

  52. Dodger4life says:

    Oh Boy!!
    Dodgers Win!!

  53. crash24now says:

    Dodgers stay even with the Braves.

    Magic Number is now 5

  54. crash24now says:

    Wow. He had this choice: A-Gon hits .326 with RISP versus Ethier hits .228 with RISP.

  55. koufax1963 says:

    I hope Hanram is ok, a day off I bet. I think Bochy is drinking again, pitches to Agon with first open!? The gnats were giving that game away. And kenley with a blown save, ouch. Is this team tired? And Wilson remains quiet as he gets the win vs his old Team, that is best.

  56. Dodger4life says:

    With 16 games left in the regular season, I think it is highly possible that certain guys are worn down a bit. I know Mattingly has rested his regular position players all season long. I don’t know the numbers, but it seems like the bullpen has used it’s strength a lot, avoiding certain weaknesses to win over the past few months. The good thing is that they were instrumental in obtaining the .740 win percentage during this time.

    It’s a positive that we have time to rest a bit. It would be even more positive if those who have had a lighter schedule in the past, would show up during this time period, with a chip on their shoulder, so to speak.. and just get the job done.

    It would also be a big positive if the offense would pitch in with some timely and productive hitting.

    AWESOME WIN last night… Coming out on TOP of a game with the Giants is a big reason why a DODGERS HEARTBEATS… and BEATS… and BEATS!!

    Mattingly said last night, that Kenley is most likely unavailable for tonight’s game.

    • kahliforni says:

      As I realized last night, with the Central Division in a huge dog fight, and the Dodgers coasting, I fully expect them to finish as the #3 seed and begin the NLDS on the road.

      • Dodger4life says:

        This is real possibility kahli. The Dodgers have a .500 win percentage since the Colorado series. We have seen some irregular line-ups during this time as well… and they were rolled like an obnoxious drunk against the Reds.

        One thing I noticed about last nights game is that the Giants battled back in the late innings against arguably one of the games hottest closer’s in Jansen. For whatever reason Bochy decided to pitch to Agon, instead of facing a situation with the next batter, most likely Ethier. But my point here is the Giants displayed that attitude that propelled them to the commissioners trophy in the past.

        It all worked out in the end for the Dodgers and Mattingly stated, that home field advantage means something to this ball club.

        So, I will agree that they need to step up and conquer this challenge.

  57. lbirken says:

    Clearly the Dodgers have lost the momentum that carried them the past two months but also clearly this team was playing as much over its head as it was under prior to June 22. So here we are with a big lead and an offense that looks a lot like it did when the team was struggling. The problem I see right now is the starting pitching is also not as sharp as it was even though the opposition is not scoring a lot of runs. The starters are not going deep enough into games which puts added strain on the bullpen. I realize there are a lot of extra arms out there now but that does not always work the way it should when.

    So are players tired and a bit banged up? Of course they are but so is every player in the league. With the ridiculous schedules and late night/early morning flights and arrivals, I am amazed any of them can still swing a bat let alone throw a baseball. But this is the time of year when every player, especially those on playoff teams, have to find the extra mental and physical strength needed to win a championship. It is rare for a player to acknowledge any of this because they all understand it is part of the life they chose. The bigger challenge is how a manager handles this situation. Donnie has never done this before, never been in this situation, and each day brings something new.

    So far this season the Dodgers have been able to overcome the injuries. Hopefully Hanley will be o.k. with a few days off. Crawford was quoted in the paper today that the Dodgers asked him to curtail some of his pregame routines to save his strength. We are seeing pitchers such as Withrow, Rodriquez, Howell and others who have never been involved in a major league playoff game. Some of these pitchers have never even thrown as many innings as they have done this season. We are even hearing that Matt Kemp might be back in time for the playoffs, which brings up other issues if that happens. Can Puig control himself and limit mistakes that would be magnified in a playoff game?

    Even with a playoff spot all but locked up, there still is a lot of intrigue left in the regular season. I am not even all that comfortable saying the playoff spot is all but locked up.

  58. crash24now says:

    What a strange lineup. It’s like somebody cut the front page out of the newspaper and replaced it with page D15.

    Puig
    Punto
    Young
    Uribe
    Van Slyke
    Ethier
    Ellis
    Ellis
    Kershaw

    If this was last year, I’d have to say that the cleanup name is simply a typo. We’ll see what happens. Can’t say the offense will be any less sleep provoking than last night’s offense.

    • Was talking with a neighbor down the street and he’s of the opinion also that Donnie’s going to be in way over his head in the playoffs vs. the other manager.

      This line-up proves he has no freakin’ clue, but what I’m starting to wonder is, is this the same kind of crap he’s going to try and pull in the playoffs – different line-ups everyday, people in the wrong slots, etc.?

      • crash24now says:

        Freudian slips, two trips to the mound, screwball lineups, no hit and run, use a bad pitcher in a close game, etc.

        • Crash, in your opinion if Donnie gets us bounced in the first round in 3-4 games, is he still back next year?

          • crash24now says:

            If it was my choice, he would be gone.

            In actuality, they will probably keep him. That seems to be the M.O. of this group.

            Just for fun, let’s review Donnie’s playoff experience as a player. He played 14 years for the winningest team in baseball, from 1982 through 1995 That great team only entered the playoffs once during Donnie Baseball’s tenure. They lost the first playoff (and last one) that Donnie ever played in, 3 games to 2.

  59. trublu4ever says:

    Win or lose..I want him gone.

  60. Here’s a peek into Donnie’s mind when gets to the ballpark:

  61. trublu4ever says:

    Looks like Hanley will be out at least three days. Irritated nerve in his back. Had cortisone shot.

  62. crash24now says:

    GIDP for Young. He’s pretty good at that.

  63. crash24now says:

    Braves lost today. Now’s our chance to close the gap.

  64. colliethec says:

    Is everybody else asleep out there?

  65. colliethec says:

    By the way – hello there Khali! Nice to see Bear is his usual chipper self. 🙂

  66. What? This line-up not scoring? How could that be?

  67. I’m surprised Puig’s not getting anything good to hit what with Punto behind him.

  68. trublu4ever says:

    I’m tired of this crap!

  69. trublu4ever says:

    Thanks Juan!

  70. crash24now says:

    Uribe! Now that’s a cleanup hitter.

  71. crash24now says:

    If your pitcher gives up four straight hits, doesn’t that tell you it’s time to make a change?

  72. crash24now says:

    Freakin’ Hunter Pence.

  73. crash24now says:

    Not looking good tonight. Since Donnie doesn’t seem to want this one, I can’t stay up for it. Night all.

  74. Dodger4life says:

    Magic #

    Bill North (1978)
    Kevin Pasley (1974-1977)
    Tom Hutton (1966-1969)
    Duke Snider (1947-1962, RET)
    Mike Sandlock (1946)
    Babe Herman (1945)
    Gil English (1944)
    Gil Hodges (1943)
    Joe Orengo (1943)
    Dolph Camilli (1938-1943)
    Bert Haas (1937)
    Tony Malinosky (1937)
    Frenchy Bordagaray (1935-1936)
    Hack Wilson (1932-1934)

  75. GOOD NEWS: The magic number is now 4

  76. 32and53fan says:

    Maybe a little 9th inning magic from Punto and A-Gon will bring it down to 3.

  77. 32and53fan says:

    Dodgers are imploding with silent bats and injuries. Looks like Hanley and Andre need a few days off to heal. Who knows who else is banged up? Maybe the once invincible Kershaw is also hurting a little.

  78. Dodger4life says:

    Good morning all…
    .
    After kahli mentioned that he believed the Dodgers would go into the playoffs as the third seed, I checked the remaining games of the teams in the Central division. St. Louis would appear to have the most favorable schedule ahead of them heading into October.

    Not to take anyone lightly, but this series with the Giants and the next series with Arizona may be the determining factor in where we will start the playoffs.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Although it is tough to predict the future, the possibility remains that our quest for a 7th Championship, may mean winning on the road in St. Louis, Atlanta and Boston.

  79. Dodger4life says:

    Also my two cents on enchanted’s question posed earlier about whether Donnie would be back next year? With the Dodgers raising ticket prices in 2014 on a majority of the seats, my best guess would be Donnie is a lock.

  80. Dodger4life says:

    Having said all this, I still BELIEVE this team has the capabilities to win the whole shebang.

  81. JhallWally says:

    Boo-Hoo, losing streak… Can’t say I’m surprised with the lineup Dildon put out there… Kersh pitched well enough to win. O fer with runners in scoring position..

    UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kersh deserves better than this horse shit lineup and manager…..

  82. koufax1963 says:

    Can I vent, fume, it’s 3-2 and we our lead off hitter on, and mattimgly does not bunt the runner over, with Puig up next, stupid Donnie, Puig singles, and instead of tied, it’s 1st and2nd, and the dodgers don’t score. We won’t go far with that crap

    • JhallWally says:

      We will not win a WS championship with Dildon…. He is in way above his head…..

      • koufax1963 says:

        We won’t even get passed the division series, if the team does not start moving runners, as new as methany ( cards) is to managing he has got the concept. So does baker, Bochy and every other winning NL manager, except the Yankee retreads, the dodgers have had. Yes I will enjoy going to post season, but it won’t last, if there is not a mindset change with Donnie. It was Kershaw’s game to win, but some team help would be appreciated, besides uribe.

  83. grizzy says:

    Center field may be the key, with Ethier dinged up and Kemp getting healthy. I still think Kemp will be too little, too late,but it will be a temptation if Andre is less than 100%. The runs gotta come from somewhere. Two or three runs per game is not going to cut it against those teams we’ll see in the playoffs.

    • koufax1963 says:

      So true, and with Hanley now out for a week with nerve inflammation , dodgers have an offensive outtage, can a healthy team be put on the field, that can be legit? I have more concerns than confidence now. Factor in that zack and Kershaw have not been what they have been, which in August I would have put them as an almost unbeatable tandem. Perhaps our stunt men can bring this team together while the A-team heals. Nolisco today vs an improving lincecum, everything is a challenge lately.

  84. Nellyjune says:

    Jhall – You should be out here in California watching your Buckeyes take on the Cal Bears!
    .
    On a Dodgers note – I absolutely hate listening to the Giants announcers while they are playing at Dodger Stadium.
    Go Dodgers!

  85. Dodger4life says:

    Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Goooooooo Dodgers!!!

  86. Very bad beginning to this game. Let’s hope the boys are ready to rumble!

  87. This team’s getting more pathetic the closer it gets to the playoffs.

  88. At least we’re not shut out – guess that’s something to celebrate.

  89. Hope that’s another mistake Yasiel won’t be repeating again for a l-o-n-g time . . . ye gads and little fishes!

  90. Hi Everybody
    Came in late tonight and was spared that Giant first inning.

  91. Hi
    Not only are the Dodgers getting knocked around but my PC has been giving me coniptions.

  92. Dodger4life says:

    Call me crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!!
    .
    But the Boy’s are gonna scrap their way back into this game!!
    .
    Call me crazy! Call me crazy!! Call me crazy!!

  93. Dodger4life says:

    Call me crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!
    .
    But, I brought my lucky rabbits foot you see!!
    .

    .
    Call me crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!!

  94. trublu4ever says:

    KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Dodger4life says:

    I’m crazy and this is embarrassing!!

  96. Now it’s a landslide, you really have to be crazy to think our boys can scratch their way back, now.

  97. Dodger4life says:

    I still think we can win!!

  98. messagebear says:

    Wait until Donnie puts his spin on this game – all like how it’s all to the good, coming at this time.

  99. These last couple weeks, can anyone see any difference between this team and May’s?

    I can’t.

  100. Dodger4life says:

    This is our inning!!
    .
    Rally Time Boy’s!!

  101. trublu4ever says:

    I was hoping for the wins last night and tonight (two of our best pitchers) and, now, we have to look for Volquez to split the series 🙂

  102. cpompe1 says:

    And my hubby asked me if I wanted to go to VC ‘s football game tonight. I said no I want to watch the Dodger game instead. Should’ve went to the football game. Oh well…

    • Nellyjune says:

      Yep! You should have went to the football game. I am just glad my husband showed mercy and switched to some college football here and there to avoid the madness of that game.

  103. Smile everybody, it’s a laugher.

  104. Dodger4life says:

    Man, my lucky rabbit’s foot was only good for two runs.., That’s like one run per foot! Or, feet, or ???

  105. Well records were made to be broken as they always say.

  106. One thing, I’m sure, no one has forgotten and that is the magic number is 4.
    Good night all.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Good night Oldbrooklynfan.
      .
      I just seen that tonight’s outcome was the most runs ever scored by a visiting team in Dodger Stadium… Man-O-Man!!

  107. Like I said above, records were made to be broken
    Even the ones you don’t want broken, may I add.

  108. Nellyjune says:

    That game was no fun to watch! Glad there was college football to surf through to avert my eyes from what I was seeing. My husband was good, but what can he really say? They are tied for last place with the Rockies and the Padres at 18 1/2 games back. Even though this was an ugly game, we can at least say we are still in first place.

  109. grizzy says:

    Sounds like we’ll be seeing Kemp for Ethier soon.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Grizzy, I just read that as well. Looks like they will all be back soon. Kemp and Ethier are the two who missed the opportunity in 2009, with Kershaw and a few other’s as well. These guys know what it means to the organization, the city, the fans, and themselves to get that elusive 7th Series Championship.

      I am going to have faith, that in an accelerated atmosphere good things will come from all.

  110. Dodger4life says:

    Glad to see you back commenting again, Nelly. I have long suspected Bill to be a Dodger fan in disguise. He has been rather mild lately.

    Speaking of mild, I was worried about you Wally. I figured you would be irate this morning and wanted to leave you a mild sedative, just didn’t know how.

    I sure hope the Boy’s arrive at the park with an attitude today. Last night was an overall embarrassment, once again.

    Let’s Go Dodgers, Lets Go!!

  111. I can’t think of a better time to get embarrassed by the Giants.
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!

    • Dodger4life says:

      You would think a game like last night’s would be a reality check…

      The Boy’s have to play with heart, if they want to achieve their dreams!!

  112. trublu4ever says:

    Just got a peek at the lineup for today and, I don’t want to be a downer but, good grief!!!

  113. Dodger4life says:

    Here we go again…

  114. Nice spring training line-up we have there.

    Too bad its September.

  115. Gordon’s starting to remind me more and more of Pierre,

    That’s not good.,

  116. Pretty much with this line-up, THAT was the ballgame.

  117. kahliforni says:

    Congratulations to the LA Dodgers for clinching the division a week or so ago in Colorado. Oh wait, you mean they’re playing like this but still haven’t clinched? Does Donnie Baseballl know???? Do the players know? Do they know the Giants are LA’s most hated rival? Just wondering…..

  118. koufax1963 says:

    Hunter pence is on fire, can you tell me Donnie didn’t walk him with 1st open,after the wild pitch, and now he takes volquez out after the HR?

  119. Hi Ya Doin’ All
    Just coming in.

  120. Why would you use Michael Young to lead off an inning? He’s an RBI guy with no speed.

  121. koufax1963 says:

    Wow a bunt to move the runner up, did punto do that on his own?

  122. For a minute there I thought we were going to win.

  123. kahliforni says:

    I know hindsight is 20-20, but someday, in a galaxy far, far away, DM will employ a device unknown to him…it’s called the suicide squeeze, and I couldn’t have picked a better scenario than Mark Ellis in a game Donnie continues to believe doesn’t matter anyway.

  124. grizzy says:

    Didn’t think much of today’s lineup, even less of the games outcome.
    We can only hope once the every day players are back in the lineup, the team will regain it’s spark. Sure would hate to go in to the playoffs this flat.

    • JhallWally says:

      I agree Grizz… We need to get healthy real fast.. If we go into the playoffs this flat, we’re screwed…..

      • trublu4ever says:

        Love your new profile picture 😉

      • kahliforni says:

        I love your new picture, as well. Good pick. However, I, for one, am not worried. Because if we lose the division–something as apocalyptic as the Titanic sinking, then Donnie is booted out the door. And if the team cries “injuries,” then we boot Ned too, for having such a sucky bench (still not sure how Hairston and Schumaker have received glowing marks all season). But, as you say, worry not, this will never happen. Dodgers at least split (Greinke and Kershaw) and clinch in Zona.

        • Dodger4life says:

          I too, like the new photo…

          Call me crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!

          I am not going to over worry… about anything, let alone a baseball game.

          This doesn’t mean I am giving up my med’s though.

          I will however have a better attention span for said, “baseball game”, if and when the team resumes hitting, throwing and catching the rawhide, in a more enjoyable manner.

  125. JHallWally says:

    As Nelly/June would say, Good Grief!!!!!!

  126. Dodger4life says:

    I predict Matt Kemp will lead the team in BA from this point on….

    Call me crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!

    • messagebear says:

      Yeah, now you’re crazy!

      • Dodger4life says:

        Yes Sir!

        My theme song is sung by the one and only Waylon Jennings!!
        .

        I’ve always been crazy and the trouble that it’s put me through
        I’ve been busted for things that I did, and I didn’t do
        I can’t say I’m proud of all of the things that I’ve done
        But I can say I’ve never intentionally hurt anyone

        I’ve always been different with one foot over the line
        Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
        It ain’t been so easy but I guess I shouldn’t complain
        I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane

        .

        • Dodger4life says:

          Call me Crazy! Call me crazy! Call me crazy!!

          But…

          Before We Get Our Rally Panties All Bunched Up

          (trying to get this Magic number reduced to a party)

          Just remember we have Rally Booze and Boobs too…

  127. Dodger4life says:

    I asked 32and53fan earlier on FB, if he wanted to change the thread today, he advised me that he was working on something.

  128. Dodger4life says:

    I really do think Kemp will hit the ball rather well, providing he doesn’t have any further injury problems.

    I think he will be a pleasant ( yet, somewhat) surprise.

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