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April 13 game chat

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 5:10 p.m.

Carl Crawford, LF
Skip Schumaker, 2B
Matt Kemp, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Luis Cruz, 3B
Justin Sellers, SS
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P


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  1. KT

    ready for a win today

  2. KT

    Way to start it off Adrian…Come on Dre

  3. KT

    Puig just hit a 3 run bomb to dead center

  4. KT

    Good Eye Dre…Come on Ramon

  5. Anonymous

    How many of you were as certain as I was that Hernandez was going to hit in a DP right there? Why is he batting ahead of Cruz?

    • Would it matter if they switched?

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps. You can’t be certain that Cruz would have struck out with two on and none out. Second question: Can Hernandez bunt? Given our inability to score many runs, I would have opted for that if he is any kind of bunter. Third question: Why wasn’t Federowicz given much of an opportunity?

        • Anonymous

          FedEx has some sort of upside. Hernández has none.

  6. Anonymous

    After enjoying “42” yesterday, I am amazed again at Jackie Robinson’s grace under pressure — not just the name-calling and petitions against him — including from members of his own team — but with death threats against himself, his wife, and his child.

    And yet he was still able to perform on the field.

    And I wonder about the current Dodgers’ lack of production when all they are facing is a runner or two in scoring position.

    Perhaps the answer is the running gag . . . Jackie was super-human.

  7. KT

    good throw and he’s hung out to dry

  8. KT


  9. KT

    Shoe and CC

  10. KT

    DRE!… love that extra run

  11. Anonymous

    I saw “42” yesterday as well. I was prepared to like it, but I was worried that it would be spoiled by cliches often found in sports movies. The movie was far better than I had hoped it would be — I found it remarkable and greatly enjoyed it — and the film was virtually cliche-free. I felt that the little-known — at least by me — actor who played Robinson captured his tenacity, resiliency and wisdom, and Harrison Ford seemed perfectly cast as Mr. Rickey.

  12. KT

    CARL with the 3 good catch of the game

  13. KT

    RYU and CC…what a combo…Come on Shoe

  14. Anonymous

    Ryu! What did he eat for breakfast?

    • KT

      I don’t know but they all should have it before tomorrows game

  15. Anonymous


  16. Parker

    PHEW! This game has been a breath of fresh air so far. Love me some 2 out RBI’s.

  17. KT

    way to get on shoe for Matty to drive in two…Let’s go Gonzo…pour it on!!

  18. Anonymous

    Maybe the curse of the RISP has lifted!

  19. KT

    Gonzo!!…Come on Dre

  20. KT

    Hitting is contagious Dre…come on

  21. Parker

    Dre already had 1 2 out RBI tonight. Didn’t want to overdo it.

  22. KT

    Sellers was safe on the pickoff throw from Montero

  23. Anonymous

    C’mon Ryu, bear down.

  24. KT

    90 minutes surgery for Zach today

  25. Anonymous

    Anyone know the last time that a Dodger pitcher got three hits in a game before tonight?

    • KT

      I thought someone mentioned it in the MSTI thread but I couldn’t find it
      On another note, I loved how the D-backs announcers started calling RYU “Baby RyU TH”

      • Claude Osteen, 1970, was the last to get 4 hits.

        • Randy Wolf in 2009 was last to get three.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the information….I just looked up Koufax’ batting. He never had as many as three hits in a game, although he frequently allowed fewer. Despite a career batting average of .097, he hit .444 in July of 1965 — 8 for 18 — his best month ever. He hit a career high .177 that year. In his rookie year, 1955, he struck out in each of his 12 at bats. In 1956, he went 2-for-17, again with 12 strikeouts. Over his first three seasons, he batted .036.

  26. Young Miss and Young Master Weisman made dinner tonight. Time from start to finish was 2:45, in part because they incorporated the creation of a tupperware snail habitat into their activities. The ratio of dishes to consumables was extremely high. But a good time had by most!

    • Anonymous

      Special evening for the Weisman family, regardless of how the Dodgers do.

  27. KT

    Come on Kenley…don’t lose this gem by Ryu

  28. KT

    He’s aiming

  29. KT

    Come on Gonzo…start it off we need some breathing room

  30. Anonymous

    Thinking of Jon’s previous post:
    How does the “Beat L.A.” chant – that happens in almost every city when the Dodgers are on the road – factor into the equation of classifying individuals or a team as whole cities?

    • Well, i find it tiresome – how does that factor in? :)

      Its origins are directly about playing the team. The Anchorman quote is about the city. Though throughout today’s debate, I realized that I was more bothered by the “See you Monday in Los Angeles” than I was by the Anchorman quote.

      • Then again, Dave, do you represent all of Winnipeg or just the Jets? :)

        • Anonymous

          Some days I feel like I can barely even represent myself! The Jets, Bombers, Goldeyes, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company will have to take care of themselves…

          I suppose you are correct Jon – I’m just grousing because the chant gets under skin a bit too.

  31. KT


  32. Anonymous


  33. KT

    Come on Mark…drive him in

  34. Anonymous

    Let’s go, League!

  35. KT

    YES!!! Ball Game

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