• Anonymous

    From dodgers web-site: Why did the Dodgers recall Sellers instead of shortstop Dee Gordon?
    “I wouldn’t be up to speed to that, honestly,” manager Don Mattingly said. “They kind of let me know who was coming.”
    And this: Scott Van Slyke was scratched from the original lineup Monday with a recurrence of neck and shoulder stiffness, while reliever Ronald Belisario is expected to be unavailable for the series opener with Arizona because he tightened up after pitching 2 1/3 innings Sunday.
    Van Slyke has been playing through worsening discomfort that originated from an attempted diving catch of Yadier Molina’s double on May 25. At the time, Van Slyke described the injury as similar to whiplash.
    He missed only one start after the play and has started every game in left field since Carl Crawford strained a hamstring June 1. He homered as recently as five days ago but is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and manager Don Mattingly said he noticed Van Slyke appeared stiff while batting Sunday.
    Belisario stretched with the pitchers early Monday but retreated to the trainer’s room for treatment instead of playing catch and shagging with the other pitchers. Belisario made his longest appearance Sunday since throwing three innings July 5, 2010, taking over for Matt Magill, who lasted only 3 2/3 innings. Matt Guerrier and Peter Moylan pitched Saturday and Sunday, but late-inning reliever Brandon League and Kenley Jansen have not pitched since Friday.

    • Anonymous

      Mattingly has a pretty good eye. SVS always seems a bit stiff to me (I am not trying to be snarky).

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    My daughter said “Pueeeg” a few seconds later my 2 year old “Pueeeg”

    Have I got them trained or what?

  • Anonymous

    Considering the last time the D’backs played our boys….
    ….
    I’m hoping that we’ll be able to title this one, “The Dodgers Strike Back!”
    ….
    “May The Puig Be With You…” :-)

    • Anonymous

      PS- I’m calling it right now….. Uribe with a big night!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good 1st Clayton…now for some runs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Jerry

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Jerry!!

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

    Good first inning, coulda been more.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 8m

    Puig update: .483/.500/.966

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

    That’s why Puig should be in center field…

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

      He’s not a smooth playing CF…at least he wasn’t in Spring training

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

        I just want to watch him gun people out ;)

  • Jack Dawkins

    boy….one or 2 more starts like this and the injury rumors will start

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

      He’s usually a second half pitcher…that’s when he really performs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s get that run back

  • Jack Dawkins

    And then he uncorks that curve…..

  • Jack Dawkins

    Just noticed, Loney is up to 8 HR now.

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

      As much as I wish he could have hit like this for the Dodgers, I am very happy for him.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig again!

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

    Maybe Miley isn’t the guy to run on but I’m real anxious to see Puig start running.

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

      or montero

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

    Well that’s not exactly where I wanted him to run… that ball was hit right to Parra.

    • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

      gotta love is hustling a hundred ten percent effort

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    IBB Fed to get to Kershaw…I like it

    • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

      Same here

  • Anonymous

    Boy, you rarely hear Vin openly disagree with a manager’s move, but that’s what he just did. That is, he would not have let Kershaw swing on that 2-2 pitch, if at all.

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

    Man Ellis owns Wade Miley!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MEllis!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Heading into tonight’s game, Puig had batted leadoff in each of his first 7 games and had reached base in 14 of 29 plate appearances — 1 walk, 7 singles, 2 doubles and 4 homers. Yet, the only four runs he scored were on his 4 home runs.

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

      you added 10 to his hr total

      • Jack Dawkins

        His count 3.5 times more that those hit by mortals.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. I corrected it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 1m

    That was Yasiel Puig’s first strikeout against LHP. Vs Southpaws Puig is 10-for-17 (.588) with 2 homers, 2 doubles

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JH jr!
    Come on Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Clayton

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    YES!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good Game Clayton!!

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

    Nice catch but Parra made it more theatric than it was, cute little roll at the end.

  • Anonymous

    It used to be that a player was called up because he was doing well in the minors. Now it seems as if being healthy is a major criterion for the Dodgers. Recalling Sellers and his .191 batting average (now .188) nonetheless seems odd to me. Does anyone know if there were better choices? I see that even Mattingly was caught off-guard.

    • Anonymous

      However, i see that Sellers was hitting .337 for Albuquerque. I hope that translates into a more successful stay with the Dodgers this time.

    • Anonymous

      Its a warm body thing. Punto needs to rest now and then and Cruz is hitting .140, so there is that.

    • Anonymous

      Sellers hit 337/376/489 at AAA including 345/383/455 on the road

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps he is a 4-A player.

        • Anonymous

          sure, just giving a reason why he was the one chosen to come up

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

    Lets get some Puigsurance in the bottom of the inning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    come on Mellis lead it off with a hit

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • Anonymous

    Come on Puig, League (we) needs this.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Brute 66

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig! 3-4

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

    If only there was some speed on the bases!

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

      there is now but he’s behind a very slow runner

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, he has got to be careful.

  • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

    Need more Puigs!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Wild Pitch

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    He was safe

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

      Clearly!

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

        pay back for last series

        • Anonymous

          Yep. But we are even now.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, as Vin says by a mile.

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

    Let’s hope League makes that blown call a non issue.

    • Anonymous

      And camouflages our continuing offensive ineptitude.

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

        That too.

  • http://marioluevanos.com Mario Luevanos

    Either… C’mon man.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Turn two to end this

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

    Good plays from Skip and Andre have kept them from scoring a run… so far… Come on League.

    • Anonymous

      yep

  • Anonymous

    Happy it wasn’t a dinger (if only to prolong the agony).

  • Anonymous

    Donnie is calling Ned?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    1-2-3 DP

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

    This isn’t funny anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Well, that visit to the mound really did the trick (Acknowledged Rule 7 violation). The motto of this team should be: Don’t worry. We’ll find a way to fail. You can be sure of that. (Another acknowledged Rule 7 violation). Simply too frustrating to follow this team, which I’ve been doing for more than five decades.

  • Anonymous

    At what point does Donnie stop sending League out there?

    • Anonymous

      When Donnie is no longer the manager.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe my least favorite game ever.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, not liking this.

    • Anonymous

      At least this season. But actually one of many unbelievable games this year, several at Kershaw’s expense.

  • Anonymous

    I blame Mattingly. The guy couldn’t find the strike zone, and Mattingly left him out there forever.

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

      Sending League out there again is reason enough to blame him.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but …. That HAS to be League’s final appearance as a Dodger.

    I’m sure he’s a great guy, and many feel like he’s got great ‘stuff’……
    But, let’s face it…. it’s not workin’, Brandon…. we have some lovely parting gifts for you on the way out.

    • Anonymous

      Rationally, you’re right, but I wouldn’t wager much that League won’t pitch again. Mattingly has demonstrated that he is slow to change course.

      • Anonymous

        iirc League was extended for 2014 and 2015 at 7.5 M per by Ned

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s cumulative, but yes, this year.

  • Anonymous

    Does Bell have something on his bill?

    • Anonymous

      He’s got ‘crib notes’….
      I believe they read, “Juan Uribe: All benders in the dirt”

      • Anonymous

        Ha! he can’t read.

    • Anonymous

      Rosin, no? Kenley had some as well (you talking about the white stuff?)

  • Anonymous

    How long will Kasten, a man with considerable success, put up with this? We need new direction in both the GM’s and manager’s positions. I know, I know, we’ve been beset by injuries even before the season begins, but there has to be a radical change.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I now think Donnie is as bad as Ned. Donnie might be great at managing the clubhouse, but in the last few games he’s made some strange decisions. Not pinch running for Hernandez, batting Cruz fifth, and worst of all, insisting on League closing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JUANITO!!

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

    Uribear! Please cheer us up!

  • Anonymous

    U!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    lucky “white” men can’t jump

  • Anonymous

    Kershaw deserves much better.
    We deserve better.

  • Anonymous

    Bell reminds me of Shooter the way he hangs his arm

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    FED!!

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

    Here we go…

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Pinch runner?

    • Anonymous

      Well, he does learn I guess.

    • Anonymous

      But SVS? (guess there ain’t no one else).

      • Anonymous

        cruz was not used

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Skippy

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SKIPPY!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Nicky

  • Anonymous

    Bah!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on MEillis

  • Anonymous

    And is there something on Bell’s bill? or is that just a nervous tic?

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

      routine

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    big thing batting Puig 4th this game…will it haunt us?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    yes it haunts us

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

    Can’t overcome League.

  • Anonymous

    It would have been easier on our psyches had we just gone down in order in the bottom of the 9th. Truly.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, ‘League’ kinda rhymes with ‘Puig’….. :-)
    ….
    “Hello?…… this thing on?” (tap, tap)

    • Anonymous

      Too depressed to write much.

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

      As my cousin said to me, “League is the anti-Puig.”

  • Anonymous

    Four runs given up in the ninth. Can’t get past that.

  • Anonymous

    So over the 8th and 9th inning the Dodgers got 3 singles, a home run, a double, and one batter reach on an error. The score a grand total of one run.
    And they made it look easy to do too.

  • Anonymous

    Jon, I need you tonight!

  • Anonymous

    Go sign “The Beard”…. Brian Wilson….
    ….
    Janssen, Schmanssen….. no promoting from within…. Kenley’s already been in and out of that role.

    They need a fresh face.

    • Anonymous

      Only if he shaves. Actually, not even then.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Loudly.

    • Anonymous

      A washed-up exhibitionist.

  • Anonymous

    I was not watching. But I see that Van Slyke was put in to run for Federowicz. Could a faster pinch runner have tried to tag on Punto’s fly to left or was it too shallow? In his nine years in the minors, Van Slyke has stolen 51 bases. In parts of two seasons in the majors, he has stolen one base.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t Sellers around?

      • Anonymous

        He struck out looking for Kershaw in the 7th.

    • Anonymous

      Unlikely anyone but Dee could have made it, though the throw home wasn’t good, so…maybe?

      • Anonymous

        Thanks.

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

      Ross caught it coming in toward the infield. Van Slyke woulda been dead to rights with a good throw. As it turned out the throw was up the line about ten-fifteen feet, so if SVS could have gotten past the catcher . . .

      If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we’d all have a helluva Christmas.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, I’ve seen enough. Ill just catch the Kershaw and Puig highlights the days after the games, not worth the time and headaches to watch this team live.

  • Anonymous

    NPUT