July 5 game chat

Dodgers at Giants, 7:15 p.m.

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

    C’mon Os!

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

    Bases loaded walk and the game is tied with one out.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Dwight Howard to houston…..seems to me this will only continue the ascendancy of the Dodgers in the towns affections if they continue to do well.

    • Anonymous

      Who knew he had cattle?

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

    Wells singles to left and the Yankees and Nova win.

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

      Well THAT’S no fun.

  • Anonymous

    For the season, he is now at a blistering .140.

  • Anonymous

    Scouting?

  • Anonymous

    Loud outs!

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

    First two batters ripped balls but right at Sandoval.

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

    And the Giants’ first batter gets a 50-foot single.

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

      Seemed at first AJ had the easier play but hesitated.

    • Anonymous

      and the next a 4 ball walk.

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

    Four-pitch walk. This is not a first inning like we’ve been used to seeing lately – so far.

  • Anonymous

    Newly svelte Panda tries to bunt for a base hit. (Vin taken aback by how much weight he has gained since we last played the giants).

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

    Jammed for a pop up. If that had fallen …

  • Jack Dawkins

    Vin with a discussion about the incredible expanding Panda.

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

    This ump was really tough on Ryu vs. Posey, in my opinion.

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

    One of those patented Ryu DP’s would be nice right here..

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

      Almost.

      • Anonymous

        Needed KT for that one.

  • Anonymous

    Squeezy McUmp!

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

    Slow grounder to Ramirez’s right. Couldn’t quite turn the 6-4-3. Giants get their fourth baserunner and first run without a ball leaving the infield.

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

    Well, could have been worse. Liked that three-pitch strikeout of Belt.

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

    Man I think Hanley could have scored there.

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

    Guy on Twitter complaining about Ryu, saying he never has an easy inning. Harsh criticism of a guy having a great rookie season.

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

    Ethier rips it! But Ramirez is stopped at third.

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

    Nice to see Matt lay off the opening low-and-outside pitch.

  • Anonymous

    Grabbed his shoulder!

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

      Uh oh.

      • Anonymous

        Mr. Van Slyke, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

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

          Post liked while groaning simultaneously.

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

    Matt swings at an outside pitch and favors his left shoulder. Walking around home.

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

    Nothing against Kemp, but 1-2 count and bad shoulder spells strikeout.

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

    Keep taking those bad pitches, Matt. 3-2 count.

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

    Yes. Big walk.

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

    He didn’t even have to swing!

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

    Can’t believe Cain threw three straight balls to a sore-shouldered Kemp.

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

    RT @TBrownYahoo: According to Angels, Jered Weaver has named his first child “Aden,” after Nick Adenhart.

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

      That’s pretty cool.

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

    A.J. …sigh.

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

    Rats AJ!

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

    Arizona 2, Colorado 0, third inning.

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

      So who are we routing for in this one?

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

        I guess Colorado, but who knows?

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

          Maybe 2 for the Rox and 1 for the Snakes to even things up a bit.

  • Anonymous

    Cain 13 strikes and 13 balls, now 14.

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

    And now Uribe taking the outside pitches … 2-1 count.

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

    Uribear!

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

    Uribear taking it to his old friends!

  • Anonymous

    Uribear!

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

    Ryu took quite a cut at an 0-2 high inside pitch – and hit it foul the opposite way.

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

    Tough ump both ways. I thought Cain had Ryu struck out there.

    • Anonymous

      A hiiter’s ump.

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

    But thats a strike?

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

    Called strike three. Similar to the 0-2 pitch. I accept it.

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

    32 pitches in second inning for Cain, Dodgers settle for two runs

  • Anonymous

    Could have been better.

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

      Worse, too.

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

    10th pitch coming to Brandon Crawford.

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

      And it’s ball four.

  • Anonymous

    A minuscule strike zone. Hard on the pitchers.

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

    There’s that DP!

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

    Uribe doing it all! Nice play to start the 5-4-3.

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

    There it is – Puig double down the line.

  • Anonymous

    Lays out Panda.

  • Anonymous

    Bochy’s gotta want this guy on his bench for the ASG.

  • Anonymous

    Almost a check swing double for Hanley.

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

    Up the middle! Hanley still on fire.

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

    16 game hitting streak!

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

    52 pitches, three runs, six outs for Cain so far.

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

    Kontos warming up in the bullpen.

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

    Crawford on deck to hit for Kemp.

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

      Hopefully they’re being cautious with the luxury of Crawford.

    • Anonymous

      Kemp still on the bench?

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

    This could be precautionary – after all, if you’re ever going to be careful with Kemp, this is the time. Let’s hope so.

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

    A.J. missed an opportunity first time up. Now he has bases loaded, one out – chance to do real damage. And he knows how to take a pitch. But he, of all people, swings and misses at the first pitch.

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

    Way to go, A.J.!

  • Anonymous

    Redemption!

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

    Cain doesn’t seem long for this game.

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully!

    • Anonymous

      Bochy going a bit far with him. Fairly obvious that its not his night.

  • Anonymous

    Uribear!

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

    Oh yeah!

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

    That’s gonna hurt!

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

    Bases-loaded triple for Uribe! Carlos Gonzalez gets that one, but not the Giants!

  • Anonymous

    Is the bases-loaded curse over? . . . If Juanito is the hitter, it is!

  • Anonymous

    Leftfielder making Uribe run!

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

    Juan Uribe on pace for 15 RBI tonight!

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

      Snort!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Talk about all or nothing on that attempted catch!

  • Anonymous

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

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

    That was Juan Uribe’s first triple since July 28, 2010.

    • Jack Dawkins

      The left fielder should get an assist on that one. Turned a single into a triple.

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

    Monster smash!

  • Anonymous

    not that long ago, I couldn’t wait for the all-star break. Now I really hope it doesn’t stop our momentum.

  • Anonymous

    Great inning!

  • Anonymous

    do they wear those prison jump suit uniforms only on Friday nights?

    • Anonymous

      They have always looked like Halloween trash bags to me.

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

    Puig is lucky the runner stopped at third.

    • Anonymous

      I missed the play. What happened?

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

        Puig had trouble picking up the ball that was a long double, but fortunately the Giants didn’t score.

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

          That plus him running by the ball. If runner is going he scores easily.

  • Anonymous

    Vin calls it a million dollar pitch!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a bit rich!

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

    Great pitch. Wasn’t sure this ump would agree, glad he did.

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

    Hanley Ramirez has passed Yasiel Puig in 2013 OBP.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Reed struck out 9 in a game suspended after 4 innings tonight

  • Jack Dawkins

    Took 90 minutes to play 3 innings. Its turning into a Test cricket match.

    • Anonymous

      speaking of such, the Ashes is not too far away (translation – Test cricket between Australia and England)

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    This game makes me so so so happy.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Is this lead League proof?

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

      No lead is League proof.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Bringing up that name should be a Rule #13 violation.

      • Jack Dawkins

        You know the brain trust is thinking that with this big lead its a chance to get him some work, let him try and fix things.

        • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

          They should let him warm up for the next three innings. Maybe he’ll figure something out in the bullpen.

          • Anonymous

            who do you think should relieve Ryu? I would think this is his last inning.

          • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

            Why?

          • Anonymous

            because he has thrown 92 pitches; that inning went so well DM might use him for 1 more but that leaves 2 innings to cover.

          • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

            I hear you. I’d throw the two kids out there. Rather they have the experience than League.

          • Anonymous

            Withrow threw 35 pitches yesterday; the only way he comes in this game is if he is going back to AAA to make room for a roster addition.

          • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

            I don’t know, Mike. I’m a copywriter, not a manager. Put the other kid out there and then Schumaker.

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

            He’s thrown 92 pitchers after retiring 11 in a row. He’s got at least another inning him, maybe two if he continues to cruise.

          • Anonymous

            i posted my comment at 80 pitches before that easy 12 pitch 6th.
            This game will need relief pitching and League is the obvious first choice.

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

            You’re right, he probably gets one more inning. Well definitely now that he bat.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Thats basically an IBB. Nothing was close.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I am so disappointed that Puig didn’t tag up on Hanley’s deep fly and get to third.

    • Anonymous

      He was set to score on that tap back to the pitcher, says Vin.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    FYI: Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers

    Update: Matt Kemp left tonight’s ballgame with left shoulder AC joint irritation. Kemp is listed day to day.

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

    Unreal. Uribear likes ATT park.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Uribe is a single away from the cycle. Crazy.

    • Jack Dawkins

      I believe in Bob’s system thats a red alert.

  • Anonymous

    we’ve hit the magic 10 again!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I have not been a Uribe supporter over the years, but man it’s fun to watch a player get on fire like this…

  • Anonymous

    Uribear rbi pace trending downward.

  • Anonymous

    That run-differential ratio starting to even out now.

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

    Great catch!

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

    Good start for Ryu, wish Donnie would let him try and get the third out.

    • Anonymous

      107 bullets enough for Ryu in a blowout.

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

        I must admit I am partially fantasy motivated, and now that second earned run hurts.

  • Anonymous

    Was Abreu originally drafted by the Dodgers or did he come over from another team?

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

      Vin said free agent signing.

      Edit: Signed by Dodgers as amateur free agent in 2002 out of the DR.

      • Anonymous

        Hmmmmmm ok, thanks

  • Anonymous

    Singleminded crowd.

  • Anonymous

    Way to start Nick!

  • Anonymous

    Nice catch, Dre.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Red alert?

  • Anonymous

    Glad for the night air on that Pence fly ball. Let’s go, Dominguez.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, Uribear. It’s your night.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    If this were Uribe circa 2011 he’d be swinging for the 7 run home run. Curious to see how he approached it tonight.

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

    That’s a tough way to go down.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Oh.

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

    League sighting, put the children to bed.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      What’s more probable, League not allowing a run or Uribe nearly hitting for the cycle?

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

        Without jinxing it, I think we may get both!

  • Anonymous

    1 to go

  • Anonymous

    That fellow Burns that Vin mentioned as hitting for the cycle way back when, was Oyster Burns, I believe.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, 1890 for the Bridegrooms.

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

    Four in a row against the gnats! Let’s keep it going tomorrow.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Well, awesome. Simply great.

  • Anonymous

    and that’s that!

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

    It’s amazing how likable Uribear is now that he is hitting.

  • Anonymous

    One for KT! Great game.

  • Anonymous

    Loving it

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

    NPUT