Choose your Dodger stat of the day

1) Since June 22, the Dodgers (14-3) have gained 11 games on Giants and Padres (each 3-14).

2) “According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez are the first pair of teammates in more than 80 years to concurrently own batting averages of .400 or better at the end of a game, at least 100 at-bats into a season. The last teammates to do so were Al Simmons (58-for-144, .403) and Mickey Cochrane (60-for-149, .403) of the Philadelphia Athletics, who were each batting .400 through the first game of a doubleheader on May 30, 1931.” (Dodger press notes)

3) “Dodger pitchers have hit .458 (11-for-24) with two doubles, a triple and two RBI in 11 games against Arizona, including a 3-for-3 game at the plate by Hyun-Jin Ryu on April 13 at Arizona.” (ibid.)

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m.

  • Anonymous

    They are all as remarkable as each other (and only the stuff of dreams a month or so ago)

  • Anonymous

    The ’31 A’s went on to win 107 games and the AL pennant, with help from Lefty Grove, who went 31-4.

  • Anonymous

    I choose them all, but No. 1 is the most important.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra 3m

    Beckett will start his rehabilitation in five days and is expected to be ready to pitch in Spring Training 2014, Dodgers say.

    • Anonymous

      If only he could be hurt until 2015! Or at least “hurt.” Never want to wish injury upon a man.

      • foul tip

        Coming back at all from surgery isn’t a given. If he can, he won’t be what he was years back, but it’s feasible he could help. Even while struggling this year, he still averaged around a K per inning.

        I’ll hazard a guess that it’s tough to know where your pitches are going when the feeling in your pitching arm/hand isn’t right. Maybe both he and the team will get lucky next spring..

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers lineup:
    Ellis 2B

    Puig RF

    Gonzalez 1B

    Ramirez SS

    Ellis C

    Ethier CF

    Van Slyke LF

    Punto 3B

    Ryu P

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

    From the Dodgers: “Josh Beckett underwent surgery today in Dallas, Texas by Dr. Greg Pearl
    to remove his right first rib to relieve pressure on his nerves caused
    by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Josh will start his rehabilitation in five
    days and is expected to be ready to pitch in Spring Training, 2014.”

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I haven’t heard of somebody getting a rib removed since Adam.

      • foul tip

        Maybe this removal won’t lead to as much trouble as Adam’s did.

        (Looks around to be sure wife can’t see screen. Then gets ready to duck.)

      • Anonymous

        McQuaid?

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

    “Skip Schumaker’s suspension for his actions during the Arizona
    Diamondbacks game of June 11, 2013 was upheld by MLB and he will begin
    serving his two-game suspension tonight.”

  • Anonymous

    2nd game in a row no Uribe @ 3rd.

    • Anonymous

      Uribe, a RHH is terrible against LHP. Even last season his stats just against RHP should have gotten him some playing time. This season he is 227/292/409 ( 2 HR and 2 2B) against LHP while Punto hits them well 328/388/377 (0 HR, 3 2B)

      • Anonymous

        Ian Kennedy is a RHP.

        • Anonymous

          He pitched yesterday; I was explaining why Punto was playing 3rd instead of Uribe tonight.
          I have no insight into yesterday except Uribe was 0 for 11 against Kennedy, Punto 0 for 5 with 4 K’s plus he is terrible against RHP, while Hairston had a hit and 2 SF in 14 PA.
          Anyway, thank you for your friendly reply.

  • Anonymous

    Skaggs has been in 4 ML games this year. His OPS splits are 717 and 553 favoring the expected that RHH do better against him, a LHP. Last season, in 6 games much more extreme in favor of RHH.
    But, in 2013 in AAA except in HR, LHH did much better than RHH. 341 to 223 in BA for example.

  • Anonymous

    this from Dodgers web-site: With its Tuesday broadcast of Los Angeles’ 6-1 victory over Arizona,
    KCAL 9 attracted the largest audience for a regular-season Dodgers game
    on any local broadcast or cable outlet since Aug. 1 2007, when KCAL 9
    attracted 505,000 viewers for a game between the Dodgers and Giants.
    Barry Bonds entered that contest with 754 career home runs, which at the
    time was one short of Hank Aaron’s Major League record.

  • Anonymous

    Marmol pitched the top of the 7th for Rancho C. tonight. Results were HR, single, GO, fly O, called K.
    Score was then 2-1 Rancho which was also the final as Jarret Martin gave up only a single in the 8th and Eric Eadington wove 3 K’s around a single and a walk.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • Anonymous

    Hill obviously dining off the Gibby Grit menu

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    RT @molly_knight Hanley Ramirez foul ball into the press box five minutes ago almost killed us all: #rip http://t.co/QcTQzyu9b4

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    turn two

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on SVS

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SVS!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Nicky

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Ryuth

  • Anonymous

    MEllis, knocking it hard and getting hard knocks in return.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye Hanley!

    AJ!

    Dre!

    Come on SVS

  • Anonymous

    SVS, SVOP!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    alright we scratched! SVS!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Nicky

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

    LOB, LOB. Foo.

  • Anonymous

    Surprised them!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on hanley…Let’s get ahead

    • Anonymous

      That’s it!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    HANLEY!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on AJ…drive him home

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Centerfield wall except it’s black
    http://t.co/QcTQzyu9b4

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Hanley!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s go Scotty!

  • Anonymous

    Ump!?

  • Anonymous

    Should have one more on ball four, called strike two. Shame.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Cool strike zone. Cost a run. pic.twitter.com/ngdJ420S7z

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP time

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    still waiting on my DP order

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley!

  • Anonymous

    Great play by Hanley.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Man…..Vin was in the sun today! He needs some sunscreen!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Going, going, Gonzo!

  • Anonymous

    Parra makes me nuts.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Time to put up a crocked number

    • Anonymous

      Crocked is right!

  • Anonymous

    Vinny punning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    that was ball 4

  • Anonymous

    Puig chasing.

  • Anonymous

    Great at bat, Adrian!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    yes
    Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on AJ

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Dre

  • Anonymous

    Wow!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Paco!!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Free Baseball!

  • Anonymous

    Greinke. Pinch hitter.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nick Zack!

  • Anonymous

    C’mon CC. You are due!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Maybe it will be a HR on the 18th…its been done!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Withrow…..uh oh?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP time

    • Anonymous

      You called it!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    YES!!!
    Puig for the win

  • Anonymous

    Let’s get some runs! And the “W” for W!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye JH jr.

  • Anonymous

    Oakland at Pittsburgh started after our game but they are done (2 hour 50 minute delay)

  • Anonymous

    We don’t even have Shoe to pitch.

    • Anonymous

      I’d figure if it goes really long, Capuano will get the call and then somebody else would be called up so start for him.

  • Anonymous

    Collmenter’s high pitch count this year is 81, but we have Capuano who hasn’t pitched since the 4th.
    On the other hand, Miley hasn’t pitched since the 6th.

    • Anonymous

      Remember, he’s still in the rotation while Fife’s on the DL – and is pitching tomorrow.

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

        .

        • Anonymous

          not if he’s needed tonight

  • Anonymous

    It’s gonna be a hard several years watching Puig mature, especially once everything’s not coming up roses.

    • Anonymous

      hard for whom?

      • Anonymous

        Well, at least for me. When (or if?) he cools off, it’ll wear thin, fast.

        • Anonymous

          I find it nice to see a player enjoy it when the team does well and to look upset when he doesn’t do well. Not sure that is the opposite of mature.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP time

    • Anonymous

      Ask and ye shall receive . . . hopefully again!

  • Anonymous

    Phew!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • Anonymous

    Please, don’t let it be Parra.

  • Blue-eyed Gal

    Woo, finally found my old password. I’ll repeat what I said when I called into Dodgertalk Monday (and made a fool of myself, as I’ve never called into a radio show before): we don’t want to have to depend on a Giants manager to do the right thing and add Puig. I hope everyone’s taking a little time to poke at the stupid ASG voting widget during this looooong game.

    • Anonymous

      maybe Puig would rather visit his parents

      • Blue-eyed Gal

        Sorry, kid, go out there and represent! *whipcrack* :)

        (Actually, I bet Freeman’s gonna get in, and I understand the doubts about letting someone in this soon. But I see all the Giants message board alight with people voting Freeman — against their own guy — just to thwart Puig, and I figure we oughter compete too.)

        • Anonymous

          never sink to their level

  • Anonymous

    only game still going

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!

  • Anonymous

    Uribear legging one out. For someone whose only following on gamecast did that like take a crazy hop or something?

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

      no the ball was hit slowly and the ss tried to bare hand and couldn’t

  • Anonymous

    Withrow is being called on for a third inning. Though he was a starter in the minors back in the day.

    • Anonymous

      he started 7 games at AA last year but that was in the beginning of the season

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I looked it up. He was a highly regarded prospect but his numbers as a starter were pretty bad, so that’s prolly why he was switched to relief.

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

    Did Gonzalez get hurt? How come Hairston’s playing first?

    • Anonymous

      He was pinch run for a long time ago.

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

        Ah. Well, yes, AGon can really hit, but running’s a whole different ball of wax.

    • Anonymous

      Hairston put in as pinch runner in the 9 th.

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

      JH jr. scored the tying run

  • Anonymous

    1st hit for the Snakes since the 5th ? Wow.

  • Anonymous

    It feels like the game is played slower when I’m following on gamecast than when I’m watching on TV.

    • Anonymous

      no Vin does that
      with Lyons it feels longer on the TV

  • Anonymous

    Great job by Withrow tonight – top ‘O the order comin’ up – time to score.

    • Blue-eyed Gal

      He’s been a rock for us tonight. Here’s hoping he gets the “W” he’s earned.

  • Blue-eyed Gal

    Hey, if they play just a little longer, Skip Schumaker should’ve finished serving his suspension, so he can pinch hit, right? ;)

    • Anonymous

      are you trying to be funny?
      it’s a 2 game suspension, this is game 1

      • Blue-eyed Gal

        evidently I need to work on my delivery.

        ETA: oh no, League does not inspire faith. COME ON HANLEY, HIT A FOUR RUN DINGER WITH NOBODY ON.


        (boom)

        well, it’s a start.

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

          I got it.

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

      Heh.

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

    Watching Ellis’s last at-bat I couldn’t help thinking of Cora, who had that 14-pitch one and then hit an HR. Was that Joey or Alex?

    • Anonymous

      Alex, for the Dodgers.

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

        Thanks. I knew it was for the Dodgers; I remember the disbelief hitting me when he hit the ball out. Just couldn’t remember which brother.

        From Alex’s Wikipedia entry:

        On May 12, 2004, Cora had an 18-pitch at-bat against Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Clement. Facing a 2–1 count, Cora fouled off 14 straight pitches before finally hitting a home run. It is the third longest documented at-bat since baseball statisticians began keeping track of pitch counts in the mid-1980s. So much time elapsed that Cora’s brother Joey joked that he and Jay Fritz were watching the game at a restaurant ordering their first beer during the first pitch, and, by the time Cora homered, Cora and Fritz were “so drunk that we had to call a cab to take us home.”[1]

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

          after 18 pitches

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I never got my last order of DP…I want it now

  • Anonymous

    DP time, right KT?

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

      yep

      • Anonymous

        Or that.

  • Anonymous

    lol, thanks for trying to bunt

  • Anonymous

    Did Nieves paint on that beard with eye black?

  • Anonymous

    Ever since he went out of his mind and started hitting like Barry Bonds for the Giants in the playoffs in 2010 Cody Ross has really bugged me.

  • Anonymous

    Great pitch, Kenley!

  • Anonymous

    Okay Hanley. I need my beauty sleep.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    HANLEY!!!

    • Anonymous

      Homerun? ESPN and Yahoo! are both stuck right now.

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

        yes!!!

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

        3 rows deep over the RF bullpen

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Ooooooh Yaaaaaaa Baby !

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

    Wow, I just got home. Good timing it seems.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t go anywhere, ok?

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

        AJ!

    • Anonymous

      You are not allowed to go to bed until we get the W.

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

        I’m still here!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Kenley now up for a win and a save

    • Anonymous

      A player can not earn a win and a save in the same game.

      • Anonymous

        I was only joking – but in essence he will “earn” both (if he pitches the bottom of the inning without giving up the lead) – just not get the credit for both.

      • Jack Dawkins

        Seems assymetric. You can get a Blown Save and a Win in one game.

      • Anonymous

        If a starting pitcher is leading by one run after 5 innings and finishes the game without giving up the lead……..

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

    Does Gibson not trust his bullpen past this guy? I mean, 70-something pitches is a LOT!

    • Anonymous

      He’s gone 6 innings and 81 pitches earlier this year.

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

        Still. If you’re not used to it, that’s a lot of work in one night.

    • Anonymous

      He was a starter last year.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Let’s get more!

  • Anonymous

    Feel a little badly for Colmetter, but WOO HOO!

    • Blue-eyed Gal

      Veritably!

    • Anonymous

      Puig doesn’t because he is immature

  • Casey Barker

    What an incredible game!

  • Anonymous

    Ether thinking, “Me, too!”

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

    I guess I missed it. Why is FedEx playing first? Has Hairston moved to another position? (Gameday’s Box is unclear, at least so far.)

    • Anonymous

      KJ put in the 3 spot, as AGon had been the last out.

      • Anonymous

        I mean Jerry.

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

        agone was replaced in the 9th after getting on JH jr scored tying run

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

      double switch to bring in Kenley…last player off the bench…JH jr made last out

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

        Oh, yeah, I guess I heard that but it didn’t register.

  • Anonymous

    When Hanley crossed the plate, he said something in passing to AJ, which judging by AJ’s reaction, I think was to the effect of “your turn.” Then after AJ got back to the dugout, you could see Hanley jab his finger at Trey Hillman’s chest and yell “I TOLD HIM!” Yup.

  • Anonymous

    C’mon, KJ — 1, 2, 3 . . . please!

  • Anonymous

    C’mon Janson! You can do it!

  • Anonymous

    Alright Kenley. Let me get some sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Did Vin mention these are Fedex’s first innings at first base as a pro?

    • Anonymous

      What do you bet someone hits at him?

  • Anonymous

    One more, boys.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game!!!!

    1st come from behind after trailing after 7 this year

    1.5 back finally back to .500 as I called before this series

    15-3 since Puig signed my jersey

    1st place by ASB!!!! (calling it)

  • Anonymous

    Janson!!!!

    • Anonymous

      *Jansen

      • Anonymous

        Him, too! (It’s late…)

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

    Took a while but… SWEEP!!!

  • Anonymous

    Finally dug out of the big hole and back on even ground. And now I can get some sleep!

  • Anonymous

    Good night, everybody!

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

      night

  • Anonymous

    Gotta hand it to Withrow, as well.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Night all…great game!!

  • Anonymous

    .500 — my waffle!

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

    Phew!

  • Anonymous

    Super sweet game.

  • Anonymous

    League only pitcher not used tonight….

    • Anonymous

      Thankfully!

      • Anonymous

        Yes – lucky for us ! – and good bullpen management by Mattingly tonight (’cause it worked, of course….)

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

    Morning all…Good day to be a Dodger fan

    • Anonymous

      Sure, if you like second place…

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

        not for long

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Well, this has been a fun week to be a Dodger fan (not so fun professionally, but alas, these things happen) …. I’m beginning to wonder if it might not be such a bad idea for young Master Puig to miss the ASG, maybe go hang out with some veterans who can talk to him about being sensibly aggressive or about handling the pressures of the bigs. I’m afraid there are some chinks showing in that armor.

    • john galt

      Sitting out a game might help his concentration, too.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, but hopefully not tonight. I’m going to the game!

  • Larry Ham

    Since I work in an office full of Giants fans, #1 gets my vote!

  • Anonymous

    Big plaudits to Withrow for three innings of scoreless relief.

    Mattingly: “Hey kid, great job last night, striking out Paul Goldschmidt and keeping us in the game until we could get the bats revved. up. Here’s your reward: we’re sending you back to AAA because you’re useless for the next three games.”

    Does the Carlos Marmol era begin tonight?

    • Anonymous

      Marmol isn’t on the 40-man roster.

      • Anonymous

        You and your facts ;-)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Next on the list Washington / Arizona…1.5 behind, could catch them by ASB

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Love the fact that we are playing .834 ball since Yasiel signed my jersey…I looking at 19 of 22 an .864 winning percentage from 6/22 going into ASB

    Sweep the Roxs

    • Anonymous

      “Don’t get cocky, kid!”

  • Anonymous

    You guys see this ? “Waiting for Yasiel Puig to slump.” : http://www.baseballnation.com/2013/7/11/4514894/yasiel-puig-dodgers-final-vote

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

      I like Grant Brisbee, but starting any story with an Ian Kennedy quote is a bad start. SportsCenter has been playing a piece on Puig over and over today and guys like Buster Olney are using quotes from Miguel Montero to show that players don’t like him, even implying some Dodgers don’t. So we’re taking the words of Arizona players who have both shown arrogance and broken unwritten baseball rules, who both have a hate for the Dodgers as shown by head hunting and brawls, and using that to frame the entire league’s perception of him. It’s silly, honestly.

  • Anonymous

    According to Dodgers’ site, tonight’s OF includes Puig, SVS, and JHJ . . . none of the All Star OF we expected to be fielding this year.
    Since this is truly Game 1 of A Whole New Blue (back at .500), let’s see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.baseballnation.com/hot-corner/2013/7/11/4515796/arizona-diamondbacks-broadcast-navajo-language-radio-schedule

    The Diamondbacks are going to have a game broadcast entirely in Navajo on Saturday.

    • Anonymous

      Dioner Navajo?

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

    NPUT