• Anonymous

    Nice photo, I reminds me of a family type snapshot of a child holding up Christmas presents for the camera

    • Anonymous

      Let’s hope he has plenty more such photos this year!

      • Anonymous

        Like first HR, first hitting for the cycle – stuff like that!

        • Anonymous

          Hit that gets into playoffs, wins the Series . . . yeah, maybe not this year. :(

  • Anonymous

    And for the first three innings, The Vin will do a simulpuig.

  • Anonymous

    I notice ‘Dre is missing from the lineup!
    ….
    I’ve said it for a number of seasons now…. He needs to go, for the sake of team chemistry….
    ….
    If you don’t believe me, just ask TJ Simers! :-)
    .
    “I’ve been writing it for years: Ethier is the most selfish athlete in town and counterproductive to a team’s achieving success.”

    - TJ Simers.

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

      The day I listen to TJ Simers will be the same day I admit myself to a mental institution.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Don’t care about TJ’s opinion…never have…think he’s a terrible writer

  • Anonymous

    Baby Ruth meet Puig Newton

  • Anonymous

    another injury more serious than first thought:
    “Capuano was unable to make his scheduled start on Monday and, after an
    MRI revealed a lat strain in his left shoulder, the Dodgers elected to
    place Capuano on the DL. He suffered the injury during his start on
    Wednesday in Anaheim, and originally thought the strain was in his
    triceps.”

  • Anonymous

    The Dominican Summer League Dodgers played their 3rd game today. They were shut-out in the first 2 on first 2 hits and then 1; but today they won 13-4. Stars from the box-score were starting pitcher Nelson Sandoval a 19yo first year player from Venezuela giving up 1 hit and 2 walks in 4 innings with 7 K’s and RF Micheal Medina not quite 17 with 3 hits, 2 of them triples, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a walk.

    • Anonymous

      No relation to Gnatsoval, I would hope.

  • Anonymous

    If the Red Sox score in the bottom of the 8th, they will have scored in every half-inning of their game. But they’re up 17-3, so I don’t think there will be a bottom of the 9th. No AL team has scored in all nine half-innings, but a few NL teams have done it, most recently the Rockies at Wrigley Field around the turn of the century.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice catch SVS

  • Anonymous

    Is the leadoff HR revenge from being doubled off to end the game yesterday

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Time to get that run back…Let’s go Puig

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Pfui. No Prime Ticket, No MLB.TV, no radio . . . guess I’ll cook dinner instead.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      no mlb.com radio?

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        No. Maybe I should subscribe.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          19.95 a year…well worth it…I have mlb extra innings and still bought the subscription so I don’t have to listen to the other teams homers

          • Anonymous

            DEFINITELY worth it . . . even as bad as this team is, it’s great to hear Vinny! Plus you can listen to any other game as well . . . I was switching around the final game of the season –the year before last, I believe — when the BoSox and Braves died at the end to allow the Cards and Rays (I believe) get into postseason.

          • Anonymous

            Do they sync? I always wanted to try to sync terrestrial radio with my telecasts but just too much trouble.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            no the majority of the time (99%) radio is ahead which gives you a chance to be typing then look up to see the action

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good job Mellis

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Uh huh. Man on 2nd, no one out, can’t score. Same old Dodgers, Puig or no.

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

      I was going to say welcome to the 2013 Dodgers Yasiel, where a lead off double doesn’t mean much.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        I can only imagine how frustrated Mattingly and the players are, given how frustrated I am at this futility.

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

    Oh Lilly, back to serving up BP again…

  • Anonymous

    Gotta score AT LEAST 4 . . . not done often by this team.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    At least you guys don’t have to watch the SD feed where they keep replaying the HR’s

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

      I used to live in SD, I know your pain.

      • Anonymous

        My parents live south of SD. Since I visit there several times a year, that must be the only pain from living there!

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          where mexico or one of the few cities / towns south of the city

          • Anonymous

            Bonita — still in the States!

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            I know I live in Eastlake Greens (chula vista) 4 miles from the border

          • Anonymous

            Built a boat in Otay back in the 70s.

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

            I’ve got family in Bonita, nice place!

          • Anonymous

            Lives up to its name!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t hear that frustrating bottom of the 1st but based on Gameday, why didn’t Puig score on Agon’s grounder to the 2B?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      very hard hit right at the 2nd baseman…probably would have been out

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. At least it was to the right side.

  • Anonymous

    Lilly pulling a Lilly tonight, not sure there’s enough offense to salvage this one.

    • Anonymous

      If it’s not one facet of their game, it’s another.
      The only “good” news of the day — besides Hanley’s return, which was imminent — is the apparent verification that Braun’s MVP award is tainted.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    FED!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      There is half of what we need!

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        yes

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

    FedEx delivers!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I hate that He’s on our team because of that phrase

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

        Not a Federal Express fan?

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          Work for UPS

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

            Ahhh I see. If only we had a guy named Brown.

          • Anonymous

            Or Braun…oh, wait.

  • Anonymous

    Once again you guys deliver the news before I hear it on MLB audio.
    I don’t mind at all when it’s good news like this!

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

      Oops, I’ll keep that in mind.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t worry . . . if it’s bad news, I’m prepared.
        And sometimes I hear it on the radio — but it’s not as clean as this — and sometimes the stream isn’t that far behind.
        But thanks for the thought!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig Time

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

    A little over agressive from the young Cuban there… he’s not going to throw out everybody.

    • Anonymous

      Mo said Lilly should’ve been backing up 3rd — and that would’ve prevented the run.
      If so, it’s amazing how some of them can be so on top of things and others apparently with their head not in the game.

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

        True. Lilly is having a rough night all around it seems. Maybe he didn’t expect Puig to throw.

        • Anonymous

          Okay, SOME slack for that, not much for his pitching.

      • Anonymous

        Vin said Lilly was yelling for the ball to be cut off

  • Anonymous

    I thought Blanks didn’t like football!

  • Anonymous

    . . . all with 2 outs . . . and starting with ANOTHER walk.
    Now the Blue’s gotta score AT LEAST 6 . . . done even more infrequently than 4.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, definitely not enough offense to overcome his hole. Time to watch the Kings game.

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

      I’ve been flipping back and forth. Kings need this game!

  • Anonymous

    Remember when we used to look forward to playing the Padres? I think that’s how everyone else feels about playing this year’s Dodgers.

    • Anonymous

      Never like playing the Padres. Always felt that we should win, so no thrill from that, but devastated when we lost.

  • Anonymous

    Guggenheim doesn’t want the DS deal details made public. You and I would want to know. Certainly the NFL is going to want to know. So what gives? (Shaikin article just posted on LAT, don’t know if I can post the link) http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-0605-dodgers-mccourt-deal-20130605,0,3147686.story

    • Anonymous

      When will McCourt stop haunting this team?

      • Anonymous

        unfortunately he owns half of the area surrounding DS, as well as getting that rent check for the parking lots, so that answer is too unpalatable to print.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Luis…Come on Puig

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

    Kings win!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Now THAT is a purty swing!

  • Anonymous

    Wow is right!
    Audio is WAY behind, but your comments AND Gameday indicate Puig’s first HR!

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Massive….. 439 feet.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    “Hooray for Hollywood.” — Vin

    Me thinks this is Jon’s next title.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope Puig’s 1st HR comes in another victory.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^…I don’t like the 1 up system…you don’t know who you are getting them from so I will now resort to my new like comment system

      • Anonymous

        I think it was deemed safer to have the “likes” anonymized, reduces stalking, maybe Jon can verify

        Not that I like it, but..

        • Anonymous

          In fact, now that I reflect on it, most of the places I hang out in that feature thumbs up/down have their authorship anonymized. Maybe it’s just easier not to get worked up about who’s thumbing you down, who knows?

          • Anonymous

            I can only recall one thumbs down on DT. Someone (not me) gave it to WBB.

          • Anonymous

            I try to encourage folks here from time to time, but never bother with the thumbs down, life’s too short.

          • Anonymous

            don’t agree, but I didn’t give you one.

          • Anonymous

            I gave one tonight and one last night

          • Anonymous

            MSTI shows the icons which in my case is generic

      • Anonymous

        Every time you get one, its from me!

  • Anonymous

    That was great. Haven’t had a moment like that in a while. Puig!

  • Anonymous

    It was actually worth listening to Steiner’s call on the HR.
    But I can’t wait to see the video clip with Vin’s call.

    • Anonymous

      So Steiner called it an infield fly?

      • Anonymous

        No, he was actually excited . . . this time, legitimately so.

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

    I had just switched over after the Kings won to catch that home run, what a blast. The Cuban Missile indeed.

  • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

    Amazing.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what Ethier is thinking, watching Puig’s performance.
    We have to assume Matt will return to form once he’s healthy . . . and Crawford has earned his keep.
    But with Puig and SVS doing this well, hopefully someone can be shopped. Of course, we once thought there were too many starting pitchers on the team.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!!!!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      never posted

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Agon!!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    What’s this new thing with the wiper across the visor? Are we done with the “I see you” thing?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Agon almost made it to second before Ellis got to third

    HanRAM!

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

    Ellis was moving quite slow around the bases on Agon’s hit. Thankfully he was driven in anyways.

    • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

      Saw that too, bugs me.

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

        I know he’s got a bad groin. Jon made a funny comment on twitter, “Mark Ellis is running like Wilford Brimley.”

      • Anonymous

        he has been hurt, that’s why he hasn’t been playing

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          and now out of the game

          • Anonymous

            Not Mark Ellis

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            yes we were talking about MEllis but I thought he was removed on a double switch

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Hanley’s looking good. I’m feeling — knock on something — optimistic.

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

      Knock on Puig.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        lolz

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Wait, why did Don pull Uribe and put Cruz in?

    • Anonymous

      Double switch.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        Is that an odd double switch?

        • Anonymous

          Seemed a bit early in the game for one (but looks like he is going to keep it up)

    • Anonymous

      it was a double switch when Guerrier came in for Lilly; Uribe had made the 3rd out in the previous inning (4th)

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        Oh, got it.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Uh-oh, Belli doesn’t have the glasses on. Where’s the ball gonna go?

    • Anonymous

      Over the fence?

  • Anonymous

    Who did Puig tell he was going to hit a home run for? Missed the name.

    • Anonymous

      The fellow who scouted him.

  • Anonymous

    Can the Cuban Missile rescue Mattingly’s managerial machinations?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Need to turn two here

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      YES!!

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

      They always seem to listen to you KT.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Positive vibes…I’m the west coast version of Vladimir

  • Anonymous

    That could have been so much worse!

  • Anonymous

    Just food for thought here….


    With the ‘Cuban Connection’ here in LA with Puig, how long will it take for
    Jay-Z and Beyonce to start showing up at Dodger games?….
    ;-) BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CRUZ!!

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

    Luis Cruz is bustin’ out!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Doesn’t hurt that Puig is hitting behind him.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!!!!!

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

    You gotta be kidding me!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Did Vin just say “Viva Puig?”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Puig bringing it tonight.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!

  • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

    Wow!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen it, but i don’t believe it!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      The replays are up on Gameday already?

  • Anonymous

    Even Vin sounds buffaloed! What a player!

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

    This is really just insane.

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

      I think your tweet starting with “Forget Puig” has something to do with it..

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

    Can’t they just bean him already? You can’t let THAT guy hit a home run against you.

  • Anonymous

    If the bullpen blows this game it will be awful.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Time to score some more…I want to break the 10 run barrier

    • Anonymous

      Hey KT – your posting reminds me of something kinda funny….
      ….
      So, I’m doing a filling the other day and my patient says that he went to the Angels game the night before and that they won big. My assistant asks, “Did you get tacos?” – as I guess they have some deal where you get tacos if the Halo score double digits or something.
      ….
      I said, “Kinda like the Lakers? – where they chant ‘We want tacos! We want tacos! ?”

      “Each time I hear the crowd chanting, it makes me wish that Weinerschnitzel would give that same deal…. wonder what THAT chant would sound like…” :-)

      Now, as Vinny says, “Let’s get back to this one”

      • Anonymous

        I noticed the taco deal when we played the Angels. I think it was 8 runs which surprised me, might even have been 7.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          6 runs for the rockies

  • Anonymous

    Fun game to watch !!!!!!!!!!!!
    ….
    (Closed Caption reads: So nice to see another bully give up as many runs as ours does)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • Anonymous

    Commenting on what Vin was saying about that NYG player from the 40′s and 50′s. I used to enjoy the spring training period far more when players I never heard of came out of seemingly nowhere to have great spring trainings and ever make the team. It’s far more usual with all the info available now.
    At dodgers.com in the 90′s there was a gentleman who posted long detailed posts from spring training using the name spendodger. He was Phil but I can’t remember his last name. He was a very knowledgeable judge of talent. I was very sad when I learned he had died during a spring training iirc.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    So, you know, call me the wet blanket or whatever, but isn’t it about time for one of our willy veterans to tell The Puiginator that he shouldn’t take a curtain call every single time? I’ve seen three so far.

    • Anonymous

      you’re a soaking wet blanket

    • Anonymous

      Who cares, nice to see guys play like they enjoy the game…

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    YES!!! DP

  • Anonymous

    Puig is multiplying our posts on here.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like League again in the 9th. Can we please get an insurance Puig?

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

      Barring a DP he’ll have another shot.

      Edit: Ugh.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    And now every Dodger fan inches just a little closer to the edge of their seat.

  • Anonymous

    Are you ready, strap yourselves in ladies and gentleman

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

    Well at least if League blows the save we get to see Puig again…

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      If he blows the save before Quentin comes up I hope he knocks him down.

      Sorry, bad sportsmanship.

    • Anonymous

      Funny, but true.

  • Anonymous

    Mattingly is really rolling the dice again. I hope he is right.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Okay League 1-2-3 inning

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      You mean outs, right?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    2 more

  • Anonymous

    It’s gotta be asked, and Vinny probably covered it….
    ….
    How many players hit multiple HR’s in the game in which they hit their first HR?

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

      Not sure, but Puig is the first Dodger to do it in his first two games.

    • Anonymous

      Find Bob, I’m sure he knows, in fact, maybe he already posted it to Twitter.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    1 more

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game!!!

  • Anonymous

    that was a nice pitch to K Headley

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

    I love that it ended with Quentin upset! Go Dodgers!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Nice win

  • Anonymous

    Awww, Quentin has a sad.

  • Anonymous

    ” Puig = DT Gold !”

  • Anonymous

    I am so happy! Great game.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      ^_^ !!

  • Anonymous

    Sweet sweet karma getting Carlos Quentin the douchebag right there, I love it.

    • Anonymous

      Not quite karma enough, if you get my drift, but I’ll take it.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Nice game by Hanley as well… Ahhhh.

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

    Kings win. Puigs win. Good night for LA.

    • Anonymous

      There’s more than one? Is that how he’s been doing it?

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

        If you’ve got the technology for cloning, he might be a good subject.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    #Dodgers are undefeated in the Yasiel Puig era.

  • Anonymous

    I have always wanted to see more of my fellow Cubans in the MLB. Now to have one, with the energy and talent of Puig on my favorite team, is great to watch! I might have to bring my Cuban flag down to Dodger Stadium and I hope the Cuban community in L.A. comes out to support the Blue Crew!

    • Anonymous

      And hearing Scully say, “Que Viva Cuba,” just puts it over the top for me.. ;) But I have to correct Vinny, Puig is not from Habana,

  • Anonymous

    Which is more surprising — Puig got 2 HRs or League gets the save with a 1,2, 3 inning?
    Maybe all of the above is the new norm!

    • Anonymous

      I just like the energy Puig brings… If he can keep up a realistic pace and Kemp returns to 2/3 of himself, there could be some good times in L.A.

      The bullpen still worries me.

      • Anonymous

        Agree with all.
        How great that Puig got his start at home . . . and on this longest homestand of the season.

        • Anonymous

          Those were impressive homeruns at Dodger Stadium.

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

    NPUT

  • Anonymous

    You all seem to be much more knowledgeable about the game of baseball than me, so I ask this. If Puig keeps this up at a reasonable pace, .300, 5 hr, not many Ks, etc… What do the Dodgers do? Can they even fathom sending him down? What do they realistically do with Either?

    • foul tip

      With Dodger management you never really know, but a commenter here put the scenario pretty well after his first game when he said Puig had put a “for sale” sign around Ethier’s neck.

      The decision would be tougher if Ethier were producing at all, but he’s not.

      But Puig would have to keep it up and make it impossible to take him out of the lineup.
      But even then, as much as salary talks, the team could send Van Slyke down and keep Ethier, or make some other less than bright move. It has shown repeatedly is capable of those moves.

      Puig will play, period, if he keeps up anything like his start. Management may be kind of dumb sometimes, but it’s not blind.