• Anonymous

    No so snuggly anymore. [sigh]

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

      The button is off the overalls.

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

      Go BLUE!!!!

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

    The button is off the overalls …

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

    Boy, I had a lot of trouble doing an image there.

  • foul tip

    Not too hard to surmise that if the Dodgers make any more deals this season, 3B would be a likely spot. But, who?

    Or maybe Cliff Lee. Unlikely, that.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I missed much of the game last night. Curious how Dee Gordon looked. Thoughts?

    • Anonymous

      I also missed the game but good to see he had a couple hits – will be nice to have his speed around for pinch-running if/when needed until Hanley returns.

    • Anonymous

      Two hits but booted a ground ball.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Also, saw that Dan Haren and Kyle Loshe have been put on waivers. That could be curious. Loshe is obviously older and Haren has been prone to the home run ball this season. Might be my Oakland roots showing, but I think a Haren pick up might be nice.

    • Anonymous

      Not sure either is an upgrade over Cappy/Fife

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Just did a quick look at satellite and radar…there is a line of thunderstorms popping up to the southwest of STL but looks like they will stay to the south as they propagate across the midwest…My forecast is we will be ok…no rain for the game

  • Anonymous

    May be down, but lets not count him out nor forget he is part of what got the Dodgers to this point.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice bunt…not really but did the same job

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Guerrero can be signed and moved to third instead of second.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning Ryu!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dee with the strategic placement…but not on purpose

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dee Speed!

  • Anonymous

    Had trouble getting KLAC on MLB Audio, so had to hear the Cards’ announcer for one play — and almost fell asleep!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juan!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!

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

      That was a pretty sweet turn from Ellis and Dee.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!

  • Anonymous

    2nd time around . . . let’s get some runs!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis and CC speed!

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

    Some good base running this inning.

  • Anonymous

    Agon! C’mon, Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC! gonzo with the sac!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    missed tag…foot in first…if he tagged the foot out

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye AJ!

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, Uribear lives up to this headline.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good inning Ryu!!

  • Anonymous

    Some missed opportunities to be sure but the Dodgers sure have made this Martinez kid use up a ton of pitches.

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

      not this inning

    • Anonymous

      Jeeze right after I say it – he only needs 5 pitches to get through an inning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

    • Anonymous

      Makes it look routine

  • Anonymous

    Now available, the Gonzo Glove, aiding All Stars everywhere . . .

  • Anonymous

    What a joke

  • Anonymous

    It worked yesterday, hopefully the same today — I’m taking my dog to the park now and hope to return to see the Dodgers have broken open this game.

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

    Are you kidding me?

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never seen a more *unearned* run in my life.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3 outs

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

    Ok how many more singles will it take to get Adrian in tonight?

    • Anonymous

      Or one very long one that leaves the playing field

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!!!!

  • Anonymous

    There we go !

  • Anonymous

    There’s the dinger we needed!

  • Anonymous

    Man, just pull the poor kid already

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

      he was done before the at bat

      • Anonymous

        yeah, and they send the trainer out there to stretch his arm/wrist/fingers out ? Dumb.

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

          right index finger and forearm

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

    That’ll get Adrian home! And then some!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Got this from McCovey Chronicles…

    http://i.imgur.com/JOlCKE7.jpg

    • Anonymous

      But the Giants are a team full of *heart* and *grit* !

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    T.F. ‏@EephusBlue2m
    Andre Ethier and the most WTF play ever http://paintthecorners.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/andre-ethier-and-the-most-wtf-play-ever/
    Here’s either’s play for thse of you without eyes

    • foul tip

      Strong candidate for a Sports Center Lowlight.

    • Anonymous

      Worthy of the play in May, not now!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers4m
    AJ Ellis likes long walks on the base paths and three-run jacks. Watch: http://atmlb.com/15hfr5G

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Great inning Ryu!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DEE!!!!!

  • foul tip

    Ever-graceful Miggy trips over 3B, doffs his cap.

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=29541945&c_id=lad

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • Anonymous

    Just back from the park with my dog, Frodo — it worked again, 3 runs! I’m looking forward to catching up on what happened.

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

      Frodo? Okay.;)

      • Anonymous

        Got him from the shelter . . . he had had a life almost as traumatic as his Hobbit namesake.

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

          Careful. He may take you adventuring on The Road and you’ll end up at the Grey Havens. :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    K’ed

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3 outs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    scratch again Boys

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    whiff by freese

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

      And he whiffs again!

  • Anonymous

    Did I hear Lyons say no error can be charged on a foul ball right after Freese made an error on a foul ball?

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

      no he didn’t say that

      • Anonymous

        what did he say about errors on foul balls?

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

          It was Collins who talked twice in a row after Lyons talked about him trying to hurry up and make the catch…the second phrase out of Collins mouth was him emphasizing “You Can make and error on a foul ball”. The “can” part was drawn out and almost sounded like can’t…just “rewound” the DVR

          • Anonymous

            Thank you

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

    Great start for Ryu, nice to see him not give up a ton of hits.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want to take anything for granted . . . but in a short series — post-season, for instance — the trio of Zack, Ryu, and the Kid will be awfully imposing. The key — as it has been all season — is the offense.

  • Anonymous

    LEt’s pad this lead!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela2m
    Hyun-jin Ryu has 22 strikeouts and one walk in his last three starts

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Chad Moriyama ‏@ChadMoriyama2m
    Hyun Jin Ryu’s ERA drops below 3 at 2.99 after that inning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela3m
    Hyun-jin Ryu has 22 strikeouts and one walk in his last three starts

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!

    • Anonymous

      Andrew James!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dee with the BB

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JH Jr!

  • Anonymous

    Jerry!

  • Anonymous

    Like this. They aren’t rushing to make the plane, but trying to finish the job here.

  • Spence

    Who needs Hanley? Still take 3 of 4 from the Cardinals.

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

      Still one more inning! I wonder if they bring Kenley in with a 4 run lead, not sure who else they trust.

      • Anonymous

        Belli hasn’t pitched in a while.

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

        hasn’t pitched in 3 games

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

          I know, I like the move. Just wondering if they would use somebody else in the non save situation.

  • Spence

    Cardinals are going to be 4 games behind the Pirates. I think seeing a Pirates – Dodgers NLCS would be great.

  • Anonymous

    Paco had a couple of appearances this road trip that worried me a little bit (just a little), but he seems back on track.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    2 outs for Paco

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

    Puig!

  • Anonymous

    I like the fact the Dodgers have scored after getting a bunch yesterday . . . and that they’ve scored in three different innings, three different ways . . . can’t always count on the long ball.

  • Anonymous

    Watching Matt Holliday in the outfield is often amusing.

    • Anonymous

      Reminds me of someone long ago referring to Manny Ramirez play the outfield looking as if he had rollerskates on.

    • Anonymous

      Never forget Loney nailing him.

  • Anonymous

    On Gameday, that pitch looked as far off-target as Andre’s throw into second . . .

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    26 in a row by Kenley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!

    Kenley with 27 straight batters

    14 games over .500

    17-3 since ASB, 34-8 since 6/22

    5.5 gms ahead of the Dbags,

    #4 seed, 6 gms back of the #1 seed, 2 gms behind the cards

    14 straight series win or tie 10-0-4, Still Streaking!!!!

    http://i.imgur.com/AMbO5zV.jpg

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

    Well it wasn’t perfect but 7 of 8 aint bad. Gonna be a big series against the Rays at home.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget – the Cards scored 13(Pirates), 13,3,and 15(all vs. Reds) in last 4 before this series.
    Dodgers held them to 2,5,4, and 1 to take 3 out of 4.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I know some of you
    don’t care about the #1 seed in the NL or think it’s too soon but here it is:

    Dodgers solely in 4th place in the NL standings.

    2 games behind the cards.

    5.5 games behind the Barves

    6.0 games behind the Bucs….very obtainable…Go BLUE!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    current series record:

    http://i.imgur.com/R0QYYpt.jpg

  • Spence

    Puig is ridiculous. 377/437/600 thru 220 at bats.

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

      Leads all rookies with a 3.1 fWAR before this game

      • Anonymous

        does that include pitchers?

        • Spence

          I’d probaby give ROY to Jose Fernandez, but if Puig had played the whole season in LA he’d be the easiest choice ever. He’s literally one of the top 5 players in the game right now.

    • Anonymous

      Rookie of the Year

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Aaron Roberts ‏@BertsBall17m
    3 of 4 in St. Louis, 17 & 3 since the AS break & unbeaten in 14 straight series! All they do is Win Win Win #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/R0s1kaupQq

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT
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    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers20m
    RECAP: @AJEllis17 goes deep, collects 3 RBIs as #Dodgers top Cardinals, 5-1: http://atmlb.com/15hxLeY pic.twitter.com/N17LRWUEO9

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Seager hits his first HR for the Quakes. 2 run shot to center. Its good to hear

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers Nation ‏@DodgersNation10m
    Amazing “@FeelinKindaBlue: The #Dodgers have lost two games since July 26 (11-2). Both games were started by Clayton Kershaw.”

    • Anonymous

      And Dodger bats plated 1 whole run, I believe.

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

        yea his the bad luck pitcher for the Dodgers this year…It always has to be someone who doesn’t get run support I guess it’s his turn this year

  • Anonymous

    AA Chattanooga had lost 11 in a row before tonight by a combined score of 19 to 60. They won tonight by tying the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 9th and winning on a walk-off HR in the 13th.

  • Anonymous

    interesting video of Puig’s flip to Ethier after catch. Don’t think this was talked about on Dodgers telecast but I am prepared to be wrong on that.
    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=29543995&query=&game_pk=348457

    • Anonymous

      Saw that, but Lyons was strangely for me mum on it, though he marveled at the routineness for Puig of catching a ball that otherwise had double written all over it.

      • Anonymous

        ESPN this morning showed the play and then showed Ellis talking to Puig in the dugout telling him that had Ethier had dropped the ball the hitter would have been safe. As I remember, players have to take the ball out of their glove before the catch becomes an out–what Puig did is not considered taking the ball out of the glove.

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

          I feel that if that’s true, then Puig should get an assist and Ethier the putout.

          • mike_tink

            good point

  • Spence

    I wish the playoffs would start next week.

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

      I don’t that would mean this great season would be over soon and would you really want to start the playoffs without a healthy Hanley or Matty???

    • Anonymous

      The 162-game schedule is one of the best things about MLB – makes the eventual Champ that much more deserving.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Early June, I was wanting the season to end for a whole different reason!

  • Anonymous

    Loney and TB coming to LA

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

      time to sweep

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig and Ryu:

    http://imgur.com/6ZgD6NE

    Also, this one of Puig is pretty awesome:

    http://imgur.com/ndVO17k

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

      Going to need him, going up against Price.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    “Ryu (11-3) allowed one unearned run on five hits while striking out seven and walking no one. He increased his winning percentage to .786, which is the highest winning percentage for a rookie in Dodgers’ history”

    From ESPN article (not Saxton):

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330808124

    • Anonymous

      Ryu can be co-MVP with Puig.

  • Anonymous

    Uribear blues.

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

      He’ll pick it back up again

      • Anonymous

        I suppose he will rebound a bit and we always have his defense, but I am thinking that was the final surge from him after a 13-year career.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    From ESPN article (not Saxton):

    http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-report/post/_/id/6678/dodgers-make-a-statement-in-st-louis

    “The St. Louis Cardinals are not just any other team, and Busch Stadium has not been just any other ballpark for the Dodgers.”

    “Thursday’s 5-1 win gave the Dodgers only their second series win at Busch Stadium over the past decade. In fact, before Wednesday’s 13-4 blowout win, the Dodgers were just 9-24 over the past 10 seasons in St. Louis.”

  • Anonymous

    Not sure about this, but in that video, there is a guy who walks over and sits on the dugout bench before Ellis starts counselling Puig – he might be an interpreter.

  • foul tip

    Just noticed that only 3 guys got all the Cards’ 7 hits…Carpenter 2, Holliday 2, Freese 3.

  • Anonymous

    Jack Clark tries to drop a PED bomb on Albert Pujols and takes Justin Verlander and Shawn Green along with him.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/clark-accuses-pujols-of-steroid-use/article_9afc6d86-6a7f-5e49-b636-2f893df579a1.html

  • Anonymous

    Not that this hasn’t been told here already, but I just saw where the dodgers placed League on Waivers.

    • Anonymous

      Never happen, but Ned can dream…

    • Anonymous

      They probably placed a lot of players on waivers. They just want to see if someone is interested. They would bring him back off of waivers if he got claimed.

      • Anonymous

        no they wouldn’t; not with League’s contract

        • foul tip

          We can hope they wouldn’t. He might be effective at times, but he’s been inconsistent, and even Guggenheim probably would like to be rid of that dumb contract.

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

      Usually everyone goes on revocable waivers this time of year that way if a trade situation comes up they have already past through waivers and can be dealt to the new team

  • foul tip

    Linked to this earlier but comment is gone. Probably of considerable interest–

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130808&content_id=56344282&notebook_id=56344494&vkey=notebook_la&c_id=la

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers PR ‏@DodgersPR2m
    Yasiel Puig with a full page spread in this week’s Sports Illustrated. On newsstands now: pic.twitter.com/gFv4Q8wOwo

  • DodgerNole66

    Enjoyed the game in person last night (game 4 in St. Louis). Wonderful way to cap off the series, albeit a little sloppy in the field with Ethier’s weird throwing error and Puig’s walk to gather in that single. They were looking a little sluggish. But Ellis comes through large after I had just said to my son, I’d take a bases clearing double right now.

    Cards fans again proved to be the nicest fans on the planet (as they do every year we drive over), engaging us in conversation, laughs, and wishes of good luck and drive home safe while looking like small dot of blue in a sea of red. Funny that most assume we came in from LA for the game. No, we’re just Vero Beach natives who now live in the Kansas City area.

    Let’s keep it going!

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

      Puig was trying to bait Carpenter into trying to go for second on that play so he could throw him out

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Nice to hear about cordial fans rooting for the opposition. I’ve found when I have rooted for the Blue in Wrigley, the BOB (back when AZ had a much cooler-sounding stadium!), or Petco, I get respect from their fans as long as I’m respectful.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ryan Walton ‏@RyanWaltonMLB11m
    Sick of hearing about the @Dodgers going 34-8? Me neither….here is what each individual has done since June 22 http://www.valleybaynews.com/2013/08/05/los-angeles-dodgers-team-stats-since-june-22/

    • ASW1

      Fun stats to look at – My favorite and maybe the most impressive on the page is the “complete team pitching” line : 42 Games, 384 IP, 2.60 ERA, 1.11 WHIP

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      That’s fun, KT, thanks. I especially like the breakdown of the remaining opponents. This division title is the Dodgers’ for the taking!

  • mike_tink

    from Cardinals game story:
    Martinez lit up the radar gun — reaching 100 mph twice, 99 mph 13 times and 98 mph on another 15 occasions.
    .
    Also, there is a longer quote from AJ.

    • foul tip

      TY

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

    Dodgers vs. David Price:
    M Ellis 2B
    Punto SS
    Gonzalez 1B
    Puig CF
    Hairston LF
    Uribe 3B
    Federowicz C
    Schumaker RF
    Capuano P

    At the risk of being too negative, I feel like this is the Rays’ game to lose.

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

      Wow.

    • Bumsrap

      The logic of this lineup to be consistent should have Gonzalez hitting lower in the lineup or maybe have Grienke playing 1st or RF.

    • ASW1

      Hmmmm. Well, uh…., hmmmmm.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I think the only fear this lineup inspires is in the hearts of Dodger fans.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Night off against the tough lefty, with Skippy the sacrificial lamb.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Can’t remember who asked me yesterday about if Puig was leading the pitchers also in war:

    Puig is at 3.2 WAR, easily leading rookie batters. The next closest is A.J. Pollock with 2.5 WAR. Jose Fernandez does have 3 WAR, though.

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

    NPUT