The California Derby Series

(Bob here, I just wanted to drop in a soccer reference before Jon gets back.)

Be sure to pronounce “derby” with an “a” sound.

Mike Petriello wrote about whom the Dodgers TV announcers should be when the team switches networks. Will Eric Collins and Steve Lyons be back? Someone needs to work road games in states that are not California and Arizona. Also, there needs to be a plan for the time when Vin Scully isn’t the Dodgers announcer anymore.

And then there will be the even bigger problem about whether or not companies like DirecTV will pick up the new channel owned by Time-Warner. Because there is nothing more rewarding than watching carriers and content providers carry on public contract squabbles while the people watching just don’t really care about why they can’t see what they want. They just want to see it.

Dodgers at Giants, 7:10 p.m.

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    Go BLUE!!!!

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  • Bob_in_Vegas

    “the time when Vin Scully isn’t the Dodgers announcer anymore.”

    I know it’s inevitable — tho hopefully not imminent — but still, it’s a sad thought.
    God will be in Heaven . . . but all won’t be right with the world.

    • WBBsAs

      The absence of Vin Scully would be additional proof that there is no God!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Ask Vin his thoughts on that!

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    #DodgersLive minutes away with @SteveLyons12 lets beat them damn Giants! #MagicsBobblehead pic.twitter.com/bcwVUtjiRn

  • Jack Dawkins

    Seems like a sparse crowd.

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

      supposedly sold out along with tomorrow and Saturday

      • Jack Dawkins

        the bleachers look full, I think it is just the field level seats between the dugouts that arent very full.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Good start, Zack — let’s get some runs!

  • John_from_Aus

    Ouch

  • ASW1

    go Dodgers! ya

  • scooplew
  • scooplew

    At this moment, Greinke has the Dodgers’ highest batting average, and Schumaker their lowest ERA.

  • scooplew
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    Juanito!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    It’s nice — but a bit sad — when you get most excited at the bottom of the lineup for the pitcher to bat.

  • Troy Sexton
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    MLB Network ‏@MLBNetwork1m
    Stay tuned as most of you will get bonus coverage of the @SFGiants and @Dodgers with Hall of Famer Vin Scully on the mic!

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    David Robertson did not get a win today because the official scorer invoked the non-welldefined “too short and ineffective” clause. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that invoked before. (Though I do recall Jaw Tsao not receiving a save for similar reasons)

  • Jack Dawkins

    so both Paco and Hanley out for injury?

    • btimmer

      Apparently Paco is not hurt. Just the wrong pitcher was announced as coming in. The real pitcher should have been Tony Brizzolara.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Even stranger. Howell was announced, so he has to come in. paco is still available.

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

      looked like Paco headed down the tunnel with his stuff…like was was considered used

      • btimmer

        Since he got warmed up, he probably wouldn’t be used again anyway.

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

          they just said he wasn’t considered used but you are probably right…they won’t use him

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    DP!!

  • ASW1

    OK Let’s get a stinking run !!!

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    AJ!

  • ASW1

    Let’s go DEE !

  • ASW1

    screw the bunt – hit and run!

  • scooplew

    Pence!

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    DEE!

    • ASW1

      Even better – straight steal

    • scooplew

      He got a great jump and it turned out to be an excellent pitch to run on.

  • scooplew

    Did the Dodgers grease the field today?

  • scooplew

    Squeeze?

  • ASW1

    C’mon Jerry

  • ASW1

    Ugly

  • scooplew

    I was not at all surprised by Hairston’s at bat.

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    PUIG!!

  • ASW1

    Let’s go Carl – keep it going

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The rookie comes through in the pressure situation!

    • ASW1

      Yes – good experience for him and a sign of things to come.

  • scooplew

    Can Paco pitch the 8th or is he already in the box score? Did he return to the bullpen?

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

      I heard the he was not considered as used

    • ASW1

      He is considered available but too late for him I imagine.

      • John_from_Aus

        Maybe he can be given the win :)

  • ASW1

    Oh – he is back up in the ‘pen

    • scooplew

      Thanks.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig .565 when putting the 1st pitch in play – Vin

    • scooplew

      Remarkable.

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    Mild hamstring tightness

  • Jack Dawkins

    Hanley left for mild tightness in the hammy.

  • ASW1

    Great – Hanley now with a tender Hammy.

  • ASW1

    Time for a DP

  • Jack Dawkins

    Withrow uhoh….

  • scooplew

    Giant announcer: Pence is 1-for-9 lifetime vs. Belisario with five strikeouts.

    • ASW1

      Jon Miller? or Kruk/Kuip?

      • scooplew

        Kruk/Kuip

        • ASW1

          Ah – too bad not Miller – he’s good.

          • scooplew

            The Giants have a good team of announcers: Miller, Fleming, Kruk and Kuip.

          • ASW1

            Always liked Miller a lot, but Kruk/Kuip on the homer side

          • scooplew

            No one is as fair as Vin, but Kruk/Kuip are not the homers that many other teams employ. When I lived in the Midwest about 15 years ago, I found some of the announcers for the Cardinals and Reds to be big homers.

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    DP!!!

  • ASW1

    DP Baby!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Insurance run, please!

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    For those of you without “eyes” today…Puig’s rbi double
    http://i.imgur.com/Afxc5pK.gif

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, KJ!

  • scooplew

    Sandoval’s first career hit off Jansen. In eight at bats. Had struck out five times previously.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    DP time!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dang! Now need the K to = damage of a sac.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dang again!

  • ASW1

    JEEZE – couldn’t be easy.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K here, KJ!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What a waste . . . with the offense having one of their inept days (tho admitting Cain is tough).

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hopefully this is a learning lesson . . .

    • DS1981

      learning lesson for who and in what?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Fed Ex and JAnsen and their signals.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Thankfully Fed Ex got the CS! This is not KJ’s night — and I think he got rattled.

  • scooplew

    What a throw by Puig.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Puig is single-handedly trying to win the game.

  • scooplew

    Jansen is human, as Vinny just said.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      I could use a little Vin right now… stuck listening to these gigantes homers.

  • ASW1

    Kenley has to shake off the BS and get to the bottom of the inning still tied.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    HE blew the save, but let’s get JAnsen the win!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I’m growing tired of the Puig bat flips and nonchalance in the field.

    • ASW1

      I didn’t like seeing him act like he won the game in the SEVENTH inning, but I keep reminding myself he’s not even been in the Majors for a full season yet – he’s overly exuberant at times, but if I have to put up with his over-exuberance for now, so be it – I’ll take it.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Good start, Mark!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    And another Giant falls down… That’s fun.

  • twaseverthus

    Schumaker’s being called back, what, so Michael Young can GIDP?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      To quote Danny DeVito from “Cuckoo’s Nest” — “Hope no.”

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Welcome to Dodger Stadium at night, Mr. Young.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Puig — add to the legend!

  • ASW1

    OK, now I wouldn’t mind seeing a bat-flip.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Listen, I hope I’m wrong. Maybe I’m just tired and grumpy.

  • btimmer

    Free baseball!

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    DP Time

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    Nice Yasi

  • ASW1

    OK – walk-off time !!!

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    CC, Nicky and Agon…Let’s get this

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    CC!

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    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!
    26 games over .500, Magic Number is 5!!!!

    Dodgers 2 games back of the Barves for MLB’s best record and
    1 game ahead of both the Cards and Bucs

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

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  • ASW1

    Beautiful!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AGon — again!!!!!!!

  • JHT

    Sweet, but shouldn’t they be mobbing Crawford more than AGon? He got a hit to get on, and his speed got the run home.

  • John_from_Aus

    very nicely done!!

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  • RBI

    Just got home, and Agon and CC win it!

  • Spence

    Does anyone know if Vin will be doing the Dodgers home playoff games on the radio?

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      I hear but it’s not verified innings 1-3 and 7-9

  • John_from_Aus

    and Wilson with the win!!

  • ASW1

    Was a struggle, but a good start to the series – better rest up Hanley though – don’t want his hammy acting up later on down the road when he’s really needed.

    • John_from_Aus

      Dee’s avaliable to field :)

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

        Nooooo

      • ASW1

        Punto can handle SS while Hanley rests up.

        • John_from_Aus

          I sure hope that’s what happens

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Little help from the Rox and some serious celebrating could be this weekend!

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    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers2m
    We have a #walkoff! Watch @AdrianTitan23 come through in the 10th: http://atmlb.com/1bcyZ3N

    • ASW1

      Didn’t like seeing Kenley blow the save, but walkoffs when playing the Gnats are priceless.

      • John_from_Aus

        I would rather he blows a save when we ultimately win however

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

          Let him get it out of his system before the playoffs.

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    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers2m
    RECAP: @AdrianTitan23 hits a walk-off RBI single in the 10th as #Dodgers beat Giants 3-2. http://atmlb.com/180E2zq pic.twitter.com/drDSBhAnbr

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  • btimmer

    NPUT