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Dodgers are so beautiful in 10-9 comeback

Winning after Chris Capu-oh-no.

Winning after Shaky Marmolade.

Winning after this.


Despite being down five runs in the seventh inning, the Dodgers roundhoused Toronto, 10-9. Los Angeles is 22-5 since June 22 – WWWWWWLWWWWLWLWWWWWLWLWWWWW – and 5-0 after the All-Star break for the first time since 2004.

With 33 runs in their past three games, the Dodgers have their longest streak of scoring at least nine runs in a game since 2006. The franchise record (since 1916) is four games in a row.


Dodgers activate Marmol, but hold your shudders


July 24 game chat


  1. Anonymous

    I remember thinking in those dark early months of this season how other teams must be salivating when thinking about playing the Dodgers. Now they are fearing the same — or at least not as eager!

    • Anonymous

      Now, instead of salivating, they are soiling themselves.

  2. KT

    Going for the sweep tomorrow

  3. Those are definitely the kinds of games they would’ve lost a month or two ago. Mediocre starting pitching performance followed by one crappy relief job (and Jansen was shaky too) but they came back and they won. This is quite a magic carpet ride we’re on. I don’t wanna get off, Aladdin!

  4. Anonymous

    Just got home and all I can say is, WOW! When I left, we were down by four.

  5. Anonymous

    Since we on after that, no video replays, OK? (We all want the correct call, but at what cost to the game?)

    • Anonymous

      Even Mattingly didn’t see how the call was wrong, so I can’t imagine that replay would have been invoked on that play.

      • Anonymous

        Well, it evoked it for me!

        • Anonymous

          Even if they had used replay, they might not have overturned it. Arencibia never really lost control of the ball. He had it trapped between his arm and chest when the out was recorded. David Tyree says that’s an unorthodox, but legal play. Plus he made a football move after catching the ball.

          • Anonymous

            Ok, I’ll get of my soapbox now. As regards this play, he didn’t catch the ball with his chest or his arm, but with his mitt, so at some point it left his mitt, no? Yes, in football I would have given him a catch and a first down.

          • Anonymous

            It did leave his mitt, but if he had control of it, no matter where, it’s still an out. Unless Ethier got in there before he controlled the ball.

          • Anonymous

            I’ll agree to disagree, but to me, if it left his mitt, he didn’t have control of it.

          • KT

            my take is he momentarily had it but lost it right away and then regained control after Ethier touched the plate

      • Anonymous

        I thought Mattingly should have asked the plate umpire (who couldn’t see what Arencibia was doing) to ask for help.

  6. Anonymous

    Kemp agrees with me that Braun should lose his MVP.

    • Anonymous

      For better or worse, Braun should be the one to make that call.

  7. foul tip

    “Shaky Marmolade””

    Never know what you might find online about related subjects==

    The Marmot Burrow‎
    “Gives accounts of many different species, myths, and tips on how to rehabilitate a sick or distressed marmot.”

    Might it have tips on how to fix a distressed Carlos Marmot, er, Marmol?. From site…

    “Marmot Lore How much wood does a woodchuck chuck”…[or, in case of Carlos Marmot, how many home runs does one chunk?]

    “The only US holiday named after an animal, Groundhog Day, is named after a marmot.” [But Carlos Marmot is more interested in ground balls.]

    “So, you found an orphan…” [Sounds exactly like what the Dodgers did with Carlos Marmot.]

    “Great places to see marmots….” [Can be seen in the Dodger mamotpen, er bullpen. But is this really such a great place to see Carlos Marmot?]

    “Help support marmot research” [especially on how Carlos Marmot can find the strike zone…just not the middle of it.]

    “Links Other “marmutia”…..[not going there]

    “Many thousands of satisfied visitors since 1995.” [Well, we can hope.]

  8. Anonymous

    The musical stylings of the Penguin

  9. KT

    Dodgers lineup:
    Crawford DH
    Puig RF
    Gonzalez 1B
    Ramirez SS
    Ethier CF
    A Ellis C
    Schumaker LF
    Uribe 3B
    M Ellis 2B
    Nolasco P

    • Anonymous

      What does this really say Schu: LF; CC: dh? Isn’t Crawdad one of your best 3 outfielders?

      • KT

        maybe for speed to get to the ball but arm is almost as bad as JP

        • Anonymous

          He is also a bit of an uncertain fielder in my mind, though with his speed he is capable of making the occasional spectacular catch.

          • Anonymous

            I’m far from a fielding expert, but Crawford in left field makes me feel like the Dodgers have a better-hitting Juan Pierre out there.

          • Anonymous

            At baseball-reference Pierre is a +4 in Rfield while Crawford is -3.

          • Anonymous

            I’m suspicious of anything that regards Juan Pierre as a plus.

          • Anonymous

            the figures are for 2013; Pierre was -3, +1, -4 in his 3 years as a Dodger. Crawford was +8 in 2010, +15 in 2004

          • Anonymous

            The Rtot I see for 2013 are 6 for Crawford and 2 for JP, but in leftfield. Am I reading it wrong?

          • Anonymous

            are you at

          • Anonymous

            I see you use Rdsr. Thanks.

          • Anonymous

            My main concern is that Schu must be better as an infielder or an outfielder. Maybe he is just mediocre at both.

          • Guest

            Hard to see how a complete noodle arm that people ran wild on could be + anything.

      • Anonymous

        I think the primary motive is to give CC a partial rest with improved throwing a relatively minor +.

  10. Anonymous


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    • Anonymous

      If Kemp had been placed on the DL Monday night or Tuesday morning, yes; Wednesday 1 hour before game time-minor annoyance awaiting further medical news since I expected a DL for Kemp if he couldn’t play on Thursday.

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