Today’s top tweets

From @jonweisman:

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m.

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

    From the press notes:

    “According
    to Baseball-Reference.com, Ryu is the first player to toss multiple
    two-hitters within the first 28 starts of his career since Dontrelle
    Willis in 2003, who accomplished the feat on June 16 vs. New York-NL and
    June 21 vs. Tampa Bay, though that game was a weather-shortened
    5.0-inning affair.”

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Go BLUE!!! Let’s cut this magic number in half

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Shouldn’t this be the bottom post? . . . Is that why we have this slump??????

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

        I posted it right after Jon posted his about a 1 sec difference but when I was posting it at the bottom of MSTI people started replying to it…I think it has lost it’s “magical” powers

  • Bob_Hendley

    I’d like to believe that my first small box memory of the Dodgers was the 1963 WS sweep, but what gets stuck in my head is Candlestick Park and black and white images of an outfielders trying to corral flyballs up against a chain link fence amidst swirling dirt and stadium trash, with bundled up fans looking on.

  • Sandy K

    The tweet above made me try to think about my oldest baseball memory. I’m not sure if I can remember. But one of my first, clear memories was Jim Gilliam drawing a walk to lead off an inning in Game 2 of the 1962 playoffs for the pennant against the Giants. The Dodgers had collapsed at the end of the season, forcing the playoff. They had been shut out 7-0 (I think) by Billy Pierce in Game 1. They couldn’t score at all down the stretch and then in that first game. And then Gilliam walked. Something happened. As I recall, they scored 7 runs (I think) in that inning and won the game. Of course, we all know what happened in Game 3. I still remember Stan Williams walking in from the bullpen and dreading what impended. And all my fears came true. I remember Lee Walls flying out for the last out–against Billy Pierce. I was disconsolate for days. Things turned out much better in 1963.

    • btimmer

      Gilliam led off the 6th inning for the Dodgers with a walk. That led to a 7-run inning.
      Walls batted for Larry Burright, who had made a big error in the 9th inning of the playoff.

      • Sandy K

        Yeah, I just checked Retrosheet. Gilliam started an inning that turned a 5-0 deficit into a 7-5 lead and eventually an 8-7 victory. Dodgers lost the first playoff game 8-0. They had lost six of their last seven games before the playoff, having been shut out in the last two games.

  • btimmer

    Nats finish off a sweep of Atlanta with a 4-0 win in the 2nd game. However, St. Louis leads the Rockies 3-0 early at Coors. The Pirates are trailing late 5-2 against San Diego.

    • ASW1

      Braves really scuffling.

      • John_from_Aus

        unfortunately so are we at the moment

        • ASW1

          Soon to change, John – just a bump in the road while Dodgers get healthy.

          • John_from_Aus

            I htink the bump is now flat :)

        • btimmer

          The Cardinals are up 6-0. Their freakish BA with RISP continues. It was .328 starting the day.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MEllis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Return of Hanley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, AGon!

  • ASW1

    That’s what I miss – his vicious swing!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Painful to hear Adrian’s futility. He was soo dependable for soo long.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ducks on the pond Matty

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Matty!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    BISON!!!!!!!!

  • ASW1

    Welcome back Matt!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    And Vinny delivers the good news . . . ice cream on the waffle!

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

    THAT’S a nice surprise!

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

    That’s great to see!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    URIBE!!!!!!!!!

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

    The Bison and Uribear show!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Nice pair of animals.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Zack: ‘You mean I only have to worry about pitching tonight?’

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SVS!

  • Sandy K

    All this scoring, and the Dodgers’ best hitter, Greinke, didn’t even get up yet:)

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

    Hey, this isn’t being shown on Prime Ticket! What’s this blasted football game doing on?

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

      KCAL Tuesday

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

        Fie upon KCAL! I want Prime Ticket!

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

          next hopefully no local…just NSLA

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

      KCAL has two more games after today…next Tuesday and Wednesday against the Gnats

    • 4d3fect

      yeah, we noticed too. *grumble grumble*

  • btimmer

    Three out, all out.

  • btimmer

    The Orioles scored a run against Koji Uehara in the top of the 9th. An actual run! They lead 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th. He hadn’t given up a run since July 6 and hadn’t given up an earned run since June 30.

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

    Greinke’s first 25 pitches: 20 strikes. Wowsers.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ✔ @Dodgers

    An epic display of jazz hands from Juan Uribe — he also homered on the play. Watch: http://atmlb.com/1eNzgg7

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I liked Vin’s story about Hanley’s enthusiastic response to being able to play tonight . . . and our response was the same, Hanley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AGon — again!!!

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

    There’s your butter and eggs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If this lead holds up, I wonder if Kersh will argue to go manana.

  • John_from_Aus

    just tuned back in, I think we are awake now!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MATTY!!

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

    The Bison is back!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Bison! Bison! Bison! Bison! (doubling up the doubles) . . . looks like it was the day after that Sunday in D.C. — minus the injury!

    • Bob_Hendley

      DC all over again.

  • John_from_Aus

    He’s Back!!

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

    How does Matt look while running?

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

      still not full speed

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers2m
    Kenley Jansen reacts to Juan Uribe’s golf shot. GIF: http://bit.ly/1aJlBl2

  • RBI

    Nice to be up 6. (File that under “understatement,” please,)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Did you guys here about the Dbags request of the dodgers if they clinch

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

      they said if they go into the dugout don’t come back…I say send someone in for the bubblie

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

    Heh. Greinke BA: .333 Puig BA: .334

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

      Good thing they hit back to back :)

  • John_from_Aus

    nice walk Zac

  • John_from_Aus

    very nice

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

    3-3!

    I guess Hanley was done running the bases…

    • John_from_Aus

      the fact that he tried to go from 1st to 3rd on a single to centre is a good sign in regards to his hammy/back

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

        To be fair he just lightly jogged from second after seeing the throw go home, but was in no mans land and out easily.

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

          I don’t really think he was giving himself up to make sure MEllis scored because he would have scored easily

        • John_from_Aus

          thanks for the visual

  • Jason Ungar

    No way I’d think we would be 9 1/2 up with 12 left while Kemp/Hanley played only13 games total together

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      If tonight is the shape of things to come . . . wow!

  • dalegribel

    Lousy time for a KCAL game.

  • RBI

    Two checked swings that looked like swings. Zack working hard.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Zack Standing O

  • RBI

    Great, great pitch.

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

    4-4!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Mattnificent!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!

  • RBI

    Matty must feel almost as good as we do!

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    Glad to see they’re not risking an injury on the bases in a blow out.

  • John_from_Aus

    I assume only being cautious

  • John_from_Aus

    chance for Aj for a bit of redemption

  • John_from_Aus

    Let him bat for himself

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I agreed . . . I could see removing him as a pitcher, but give him another AB.

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

        no need to get him hurt on a freak accident

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          That was the only other consideration. Matt knows all about freak accidents in a blowout.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    9 more outs — shut ‘em down!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MYung!!!

    • John_from_Aus

      Something other than a single

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

        1st extra base hit for us

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nolasco and Young . . . possibly accountants or advertising agency . . . definitely great and good Dodger pickups

  • ASW1

    I’m loving the results of having Kemp and Hanley in the starting lineup together – also good to see them both taking the rest of the night off.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Paco time

    • TAFKA_Gagne55

      If it’s a close game, you’re going to see Paco. If it’s a blowout, you’re going to see Paco.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Kenley!!!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wasn’t it KJ who lost his focus last year and dropped the throw back to him and the winning run scored? (Or something goofy like that?)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game
    Dodgers Win!!!!

    Magic Number is 2!!!!

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

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    YES!

  • KingmansPerformance

    OH YEAH

  • KingmansPerformance
  • RBI

    Yes!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Matt not only gets to join the fun . . . he’s a big reason for it tonight!

    • ASW1

      His 4 for 4 night the best development of the month.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Kemp currently on post game radio

    • KingmansPerformance

      KT when you get a chance please post my ‘magic #’ meme over at msti for me, I’m not able to log in there tonight. Thanks!

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

        Done

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Thanks for the heads-up . . . the local station went to their own postgame show but I went to MLB Audio and glad it’s a blast from the past . . . listening to it now.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Really nice interview, especially because — as Matt said — him with the headset means he did something good. For those cynics who think he’d take the money and run, it was great to hear him say how much he wanted to play again. . . . And the fact he was awesome doesn’t suck, either!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers3m
    RECAP: @TheRealMattKemp goes 4-for-4 as #Dodgers beat D-backs, 9-3, move magic number to 2: http://atmlb.com/16jXchT pic.twitter.com/H2AXdSZQFa

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

    We can see the promised land on the horizon

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Suddenly it seems to be at the bottom the hill . . . and picking up speed!

  • Bob_Hendley

    In his last two starts the Bison has gone 7 for 8, with a BB, 3 doubles, a dinger and 6 rbis.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Not bad, picking up the mo almost two months later!

  • foul tip

    Jon, apparently Myung saw your tweet about no XBHs yet and responded with a 3B.

    If he hasn’t hit a HR or 2B by first playoff game, I suggest tweeting that in pregame. ;-])

  • foul tip

    Since Barney doesn’t stand to make the postseason roster despite his surprisingly solid performance this season, it’d be great for him to be winning pitcher tonight as the Dodgers clinch.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Just to continue writing the script: Fife pitches a complete game, gets the final out on a K, and is forever documented getting props from teammates.

  • foul tip

    The offense erupted last night with Puig playing no part (unless wearing a golden sombrero plus whatever a 5th out is called counts)–even a better sign.

  • foul tip

    Looks like I may comment for the cycle, so here goes, from dodgers.com game story:

    “”People don’t understand what it means to get 15 at-bats a day,” said Kemp, who hit in simulated games against the organization’s better Minor League pitchers assembled for instructional league. “I know they’re not up here, but you get your timing down and still have to get good pitches to hit.”

    He said more, but I won’t copy it all here.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2013_09_17_lanmlb_arimlb_1&mode=recap_away&c_id=la

  • btimmer

    So does anyone want to go to the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown?

    Because one of our heroes just gave it an endowment.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ex-dodgers-owner-mccourt-gives-georgetown-100-million-to-launch-public-policy-school/2013/09/17/0e19e3dc-1f96-11e3-8459-657e0c72fec8_story.html

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

      I got an alumni e-mail about this this morning.

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

    NPUT