• Anonymous

    BEAT S.F. !
     

    • KT

      ^_^

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Lilly and Ruby both pitching tomorrow in Rancho. I’d like to see them both back in the big league club soon.

    • Anonymous

      Double like

    • Anonymous

       Encouraging news.

    • KT

      ^_^

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SNN6P3ZHTDDRFNWCT6X2TOFVHQ Dr. Rockso

    Odd lineup

    • Anonymous

      The order is different, but I like it.  Not a Loney or a Uribe in sight!

      • Anonymous

        Loney was 2 for 29 against Zito with K

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know what to make of it.  More at bats for Ethier Kemp & Hanley, I guess.

  • Anonymous

    And the Dodger with the 10-game hitting streak right now is…

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Cruz!

      • Anonymous

        That’s correct!

        When he was batting in St. Louis with Tony Cruz as the Cardinal catcher, I dubbed it the “double cross”.  :)

        • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

          11!

        • Anonymous

          hitting 262 in his 10 game streak, 11 hits

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, Kenny Albert.  Is he human?

    • Anonymous

       Who?

      • Anonymous

        Fox play-by-play guy.

      • KT

        The fox announcer with Karros

        • Anonymous

          The game is on TV here!  Awesome!

          EDIT: Looks like it’s only on during the Yankees-Red Sox rain delay. Keep raining please!

          • KT

            That’s what I said earlier in the week when I found out FOXSD 69 was showing it

        • Anonymous

          It’s his son, isn’t it? 

          • KT

            you’re right

      • Anonymous

        He is a fine announcer who is not the brother but the son of Marv Alpert. He is best known for hockey, basketball, and football work. The Albert men do look lke robots though.

        • Anonymous

          They also sound very similar.

  • KT

    Nice hit Mark way to start it off
     
    Come on Andre

  • KT

    Come on Matt

  • KT

    MATTY!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Yes Matty really needed to face Zito today to get back to swinging the big bat!

  • KT

    Come on Hanley

  • Anonymous

    Zito helps out!

  • KT

    according to Eric Stephen‏@truebluela Matt Kemp, 23-for-50 off Barry Zito

    • Anonymous

      with 8 walks, now 5 XBH

  • Anonymous

    The announcer mentions that recently the Dodger defense hasn’t been that good. I hope he isn’t that surprised–did he notice who’s out there–the only infielder thought to be average is Mark Ellis.

    • Anonymous

      Luis Cruz has actually been quite good.  He just hasn’t been around long enough for anyone to notice.

      • Anonymous

        Cruz is slightly above average at baseball-reference.com in fielding for his short time 

  • Anonymous

    Nice first inning, at both ends.

  • KT

    Nice hit Luis!!

  • Anonymous

    11 game streak!

  • foul tip

    For everyone dying to see what Todd Coffey’s elbow looks like in the aftermath of TJ surgery, here it is, courtesy of a tweet of his–

    http://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/todd-coffey-elbow-after-tommy-john-surgery/148111

    • KT

      Nice scar…Luckly I have none on my elbows…I have enough of them as it is now

  • KT

    Come on AJ

  • KT

    Way to get out of it Chad

  • KT

    Come on Mark

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Karros: “A lot of Dodger fans coming here, making the trip up here”.
    Uh, Eric, a lot of us live around here, ya goofball.

    • KT

      He’s talking about the people making the trip up from San Jose ^_^

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    I wish Fox showed pitch counts more frequently. And I wish their camerawork was better.  But at least it’s nice to watch without hearing Krukow and Kuiper today.

    • KT

      zito is at 65 after 4

  • KT

    Wow blue about 1/2 foot outside

  • KT

    Nice play Matty

  • Anonymous

    Good start I see

    • KT

      Morning John

      • Anonymous

        Good morning, Chad doing well I see

  • KT

    Good inning Chad

  • KT

    Come on Luis start it off

  • KT

    Goood hit Luis
     
    Come on AJ

  • KT

    Good hit AJ
     
    Come on Chad

  • KT

    Nice Chad!!
     
    Come on Mark

  • Anonymous

    Letting that runner get to third was bush. (not that the Dodgers wouldn’t do it during their bad streak.

    • KT

      Yea it was a terrible throw home

  • Anonymous

    Here is our chance for a big innings

  • Anonymous

    Too shallow for A.J. I assume

    • Anonymous

       Absolutely. Even Melky could have thrown him out on that one.

    • KT

      He was basically at deep short for Dee ^_^

      • Anonymous

        Ha, I now know exactly where it was caught to the nearest blade of grass

  • Anonymous

    I hope only getting 1 doesn’t come back to bite us later

  • Anonymous

    They said it’s stopped raining in New York, but a quick check of the radar map shows more rain coming in from western Jersey.  Good!

  • Anonymous

    There aren’t any video highlights on Gameday.  What’s up with that?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      It’s a Fox thing, I believe. They’ll show up online later.

  • Anonymous

    Example of defense. Loney would have had that, but it was hit so hard there should have been a play at second.

  • KT

    Good play Hanley

  • Anonymous

    Ahh, this is a Giant broadcast team I think. Oh, its Fox, so I’m not sure.

    • KT

      It’s Kenney Albert and Eric Karros

      • Anonymous

        Thanx, but I’m less sure now!

  • KT

    Way to hold then Chadley

  • Anonymous

    We get away with another lead off double, well pitched Chad!

  • KT

    good hit Matty!
     
    Come on Han-Ram

  • Anonymous

    I should be happy with a single, but when gameday makes you wait with a ‘in play, no out’ I’m hoping for so much more :)

  • KT

    Come on Jerry move him around

  • KT

    Double by Jerry!!

    Hanley scores from 1st

    • KT

      Jerry moves to 3rd on the throw

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Hanley was flying around the bases!

  • Anonymous

    ¿Lo viste?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJ4XHXFICQFZ2MXCZW3FLTGEI4 Wes

    Did Hanley run through a stop sign?

    • KT

      You couldn’t see wallach in any of the shots but he didn’t even look at him….He was watching belt the whole way as he was rounding third

      • Anonymous

        The broadcasters implied that he scored on his own, was not waved home by Wallach.

  • Anonymous

    they are bringing out the big guns at first base I see

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Too bad they didn’t put him in right.

      • Anonymous

        difficult catch for the last out?

        • KT

          Deep but too high and he was under it in plenty of time

          • Anonymous

            thanks

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            I wasn’t referring to a specific play, just that Huff is a lot of fun to watch in right field.

  • Anonymous

    lets work on the cycle, triple or HR please

    • Anonymous

      too late i see

  • Anonymous

    Hooray!  They’re not sending viewers to the Yankee-Red Sox game when it resumes, except in NY and Boston!

    (I still say the radar map makes it look like the rain will resume shortly.)

  • Anonymous

    quick innings so far

  • KT

    Another good inning by Chadley

  • Anonymous

    The most efficient start I can remember from Bills in quite a while.

  • Anonymous

    AJ!!!

  • Anonymous

    A.J. !!!

  • Anonymous

    nxstasy, great minds think alike!

  • Anonymous

    any home fans leaving yet

  • KT

    AJ!!!!

  • Anonymous

    at this pace, I might get the whole game in before the wife and kids wake up ;)

  • KT

    Matty!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Yeah we see you Matty

  • Anonymous

    The re-awakening of Kemp!

  • KT

    HAN-RAM!!

  • Anonymous

    I hope KeMVP hits a triple in his next AB.  :)

  • Anonymous

    like, wow

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Penny warming up!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Wasn’t that three game shutout by the Gnats at Dodgers Stadium?

  • Anonymous

    Comment on the so-called catcher from a Gnatfan blog: “He can’t play scared all the time. He’ll have to block the plate at some point or it will really cost us.”
     

  • KT

    Beautiful Catch Dre!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The things we don’t see. Gameday makes it seem so routine!

      • Anonymous

        As noted above, video highlights apparently don’t become available on Gameday on games broadcast by Fox until after the game is over.  I’m sure you’ll be able to see it after the game, either there (on Gameday/MLB) or on the official Dodgers.com part of MLB.

        • Anonymous

          thanks for the visual

      • Anonymous

        BTW, what happened in that catch was that Ethier went all the way back on the warning track and jumped high to snag the ball, while using his other hand to feel for where the fence was (it’s chain link there).  I held my breath hoping that he wouldn’t hurt himself, but apparently he’s fine, no worries there.

        • KT

          yea but they pulled him the next inning so maybe he’s sore

  • Anonymous

    More proof that Ethier is an excellent outfielder.

    • KT

      ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Bills is awesome today.  And he was pretty darn good in STL too.  Nice to see him doing well again.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      He is dealing.  Gonna give him a standing O in my living room. :) What’s cheering is that this is two good starts in a row. Pitching well in St Louis is even more impressive, but this is great to see. 

  • Anonymous

    My Fox Channel just dumped the Dodger Game at the start of the Yankee/Red Sox game. But I wawsn’t surprised or caught, because Fox is already said by everyone to be the sleezeeist, mosts biased, oportunist outfit, although pretty run of the mill for broadcasters.

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing you’re in NY or Boston?

      It could start raining again, and they could switch back…

      But this game is now moving very fast.

  • Anonymous

    I’m kinda happy AJ struck out (so Bills can keep pitching) (Donnie may have batted him regardless)

  • KT

    Hope Dre’s not hurt

  • Anonymous

    great to see first pitch outs

  • KT

    Come on DP

  • KT

    Good Game Chadley…Standing O

  • KT

    Come on Javy…1 more

    • KT

      good job Javy keeping Chad era down

  • Anonymous

    well held Javy

  • Anonymous

    7+ innings of shutout ball by Billingsley?
    2 straight excellent starts by Billingsley?
    Oh, those poor Billingsley bashers must really be lost now.

  • KT

    Nice hit Mark
     
    Come on Tony

  • Anonymous

    AJ has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games.

    • Anonymous

      in the one that he did not he PH for treanor in the 9th inning
      still he is only 10 for 35 in those 9 games which raised his BA from 275 to 279. better than 0 for 35 of course.

  • KT

    Good Eye Tony
     
    Come on Matty…drive them in

  • Anonymous

    c’mon triple (we’ll forgive you if its a HR)

  • Anonymous

    Triple please!!!

  • KT

    Good hit Matty!! too bad not a triple

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      I thought he might go for it but he would have been out.

      • KT

        tony was in front of him and he stopped at 3rd

        • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

          That too :)

    • Anonymous

      last night Dodger minor league player Leon Landry was 4 for 6; the sequence FO, 3B, PU, inside-the-park HR, 3B, 1B

  • KT

    Come on Hanley

  • KT

    Han-Ram with the 2 rbi single

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    It’s the Matt & Hanley show!

  • KT

    And there is the mass exidus

  • Anonymous

    Are we having fun yet?  :)

    • Anonymous

      nice way to sit and eat my toast on a quiet Sunday morning ;)

  • Anonymous

    Ramirez has put some new energy back into the club

    • Anonymous

      I wish he could have done that from his very first game…  :(

  • Anonymous

    Sellout?
    There’s nobody there!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Karros is set on ensuring everyone that the Gnats are still a good club… we get it Eric.

  • Anonymous

    and that is that

    • KT

      glad you got up so early to jion us…going for it tomorrow also?

      • Anonymous

        probably only fleeting appearances, have to go to work. Does it start same time, earlier or later than today?

        • KT

          same time tomorrow 1300 PDT
           
          so is that 0300 your time?

          • Anonymous

            I’ll try and work it out, it’s 9.22am here right now.

          • KT

            you your only 1 time zone away from Guam…I thought it was more…so your on the same time zone as Tokyo

          • Anonymous

            KT, at the time of John’s post it was 8:22 AM in Toyko.
            didn’t do this to show you up, I follow the Japanese stock market and I  knew they open later than Sydney so I checked

          • Anonymous

            I’m keen, but not 3am keen :)

          • KT

            When I was in Bahrain it was a 12 hr difference that meant Monday at 0100 to watch gameday stick figures and steaming audio

        • Anonymous

          Tomorrow’s game starts the same time as today’s, 1:05 Pacific Daylight Time.

  • Anonymous

    Good game, good game.  Let’s go for the sweep tomorrow!

    • KT

      oh yea..come on Claw

    • Anonymous

       Back-to-back shutouts!

  • KT

    They cut away from the on field celebration…hate that

  • Anonymous

    I think the 2 photos of Bills and Zito on gameday ‘pitching decisions’ sum it up perfectly

  • Anonymous

    Eovaldi’s first Fish inning is scoreless v. the Pads.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT