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Rare dominant victory for Dodgers, 6-0

Before there were two out in the first inning at Yankee Stadium tonight, the Dodgers had five hits, which that quickly matched or exceeded their total in nine other games this year.

When the game was over, the Dodgers had a 6-0 victory over the Yankees, matching their second-biggest triumph of 2013. Only a 9-2 victory over Milwaukee on May 22 topped it.

I missed most of what happened in between, because of the sudden death of James Gandolfini, but Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez (each 2 for 4) continued their exploits from Wednesday’s first game, joined by Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Capuano. Puig singled, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and shot his fifth homer of the season over the right-field wall, giving him three runs on the day. Gonzalez doubled and had two singles, Ethier singled and doubled, and Skip Schumaker added two singles.

Capuano, meanwhile, came off the disabled list to pitch six shutout innings, allowing three baserunners and striking out four. Chris Withrow followed with two perfect innings, and Brandon League pitched the ninth to complete the Dodgers’ eighth shutout of the year.

The victory pushed the Dodgers back to within 10 games of .500 at 30-40, eight games behind Arizona in the National League West.


Yankees, miscues bury Dodgers, 6-4


June 20 game chat


  1. Anonymous

    Still reeling from James Gandolfini’s death. Way too young.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve heard the name, but couldn’t tell you anything about him.

      • Anonymous

        If you wish to change that try google
        the WSJ has made up a word for showing off while apologizing but I can’t remember the word, not to imply my friend WBB was doing either

        • Anonymous

          One of those things that I don’t really care enough about it to Google.

          • Arguably, it takes less time to type “James Gandolfini” into Google than to type “I’ve heard the name, but couldn’t tell you anything about him.” So it’s not just not caring – it’s a proactive desire not to become informed. Which I’m not necessarily arguing with.

          • Anonymous

            But I would have to open a new window in that case.

  2. foul tip

    “I see the breaking ball outside and really liked it.”

    That’s Puig’s version of “see the ball, hit the ball” on his HR, from’s game 2 recap. It could be said about many pitches he’ll see.

    Here’s a scout on how to pitch him, and more.

    • Anonymous

      The strikeout by Hughes on sliders away was the only AB where I’ve seen him look really bad.

  3. Anonymous

    My ex is a character actor.Been surrounded by them my entire adult life. Met JG a few times, a lovely guy, and quite a few years younger than me. Also, thinking about his brand new wife and baby.

  4. Anonymous

    Puig sure has changed the 2013 Dodger “story,” at least for the time being!

    • Anonymous

      Changed the story or just taken our (the fans) attention away from it?

  5. Anonymous

    Joe Torre’s daughter good at catching:

    (Somebody seriously needs to get off google-news and back to work.)

    • foul tip

      A different kind of–and much more important–save.

      • Anonymous

        If she grew up in a football family instead of a baseball family, she would have spiked after the catch.

        • foul tip

          THAT would have made interesting headlines…

  6. Anonymous

    I have my ticket to the Australia game!! They are very popular. They went on sale just under 48 hours ago and the 3 (almost 4 ) cheapest seat sections for the Saturday game are sold out and the 2 (almost 3) cheapest seat sections for the Sunday day game are sold out.
    $259 for Sat and $169 for Sunday are the cheapest left, as I took the very last $99 seat for Sunday. I was going to go on my own, but at the last minute I thought of someone at work who might be keen, but unfortunately (or fortunately as it turned out), i could not get one for him. I was trying for over an hour in the end to get anything that I could afford!
    I will be high above right field, so hopefully I’ll get to see a few of Puig’s cannon throws :)

    • Anonymous

      Good for you, John_from_Aus! Going to Dodger games is one of my greatest pleasures, even when we disappoint. I have a mini-plan, 15 games, two tix per, but sometimes wind up on my own, and I really enjoy that experience as well.

      • Anonymous

        I haven’t been since ’91 !

        • KT

          well then it’s definitely time to go….I missed quite a few seasons of not watching my Dodgers while in the service but when I was stationed stateside I did get to see other ball parks
          graduation weekend from boot camp I got to see cards vs cubs at Wrigley….great seats in between home and 1st 7 rows from the field for free

    • Anonymous

      Jon: We expect a full color story! It’s great that you purchased tickets. Living about 330 miles north of L.A., I don’t go as often as I did when I lived down there, but I still try to hit 2 or 3 games a year.

  7. Anonymous

    story on Ogden roster; their first game of the season is tonight

  8. KT

    Dodgers lineup:
    Schumaker LF
    Puig RF
    Gonzalez 1B
    Ramirez SS
    Ethier CF
    Uribe 3B
    Ellis C
    Ellis 2B
    Fife P

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