I want my baby back, baby back, baby back wins

The Giants “play as a unit, as a team, grinding out victories,” ESPN announced Dan Shulman said.

– Dodger Thoughts, May 5, 2013

I never get tired of Dodger victories. Even my favorite foods can get old through repetition – I can’t eat baby back ribs five nights in a row. But Dodger victories always go down smooth, and frequency only makes them sweeter.

After tonight’s 4-2 victory over San Francisco, giving the Dodgers a series sweep and pulling them within six games of first place in the National League West, my appetite is only growing.

In a taut ninth inning, Kenley Jansen retired the final three batters with the tying runs on base, saving Clayton Kershaw’s victory. Kershaw completed eight innings, striking out seven while allowing five baserunners, including a two-run homer by Buster Posey that put the Dodgers behind in the fourth inning, 2-1.

The Dodgers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, threading a double with three singles and a wild pitch, and the victory was theirs for the taking. And they took it.

  • Anonymous

    Watching the Dodgers beat the Giants is my favorite sports-viewing activity.
    Getting the sweep, and Kershaw finally picking up a W made tonight even sweeter.
    Phillies still playing in the 12th down south btw – burnin’ up their ‘pen…

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    time to pass philly in the standings this series

    • Anonymous

      ? you mean ‘Frisco ?

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

        Philly is a game and a half ahead of us…SF is 2.5…we can directly effect their standings…philly 1st, SF next

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    going to the 13th in SD…wear out the philly bullpen SD but you still can’t win

  • Anonymous

    This week makes Dodger baseball fun again!
    To put the NL West in perspective, the Dodgers are closer to 1st place than to .500!

  • Anonymous

    I’m loving the new ease and sense of fun.

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

    NPUT

  • Anonymous
  • Sam Sokol

    I could eat baby back ribs five nights in a row.