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Eleven straight one-run wins

Here are the NL standings since June 22:

Update: From the Dodger press notes:

THE MORNING AFTER: The Dodgers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning last night for their fifth walk-off victory of the year as they overcame a six-run, seventh-inning deficit to beat the Rays, 7-6. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the six-run comeback tied for the largest comeback win in Los Angeles Dodger history for the ninth time (last: April 19, 2005 at Milwaukee). Elias also notes that it was only the fourth time that the LA Dodgers pulled out a victory when entering the club’s at-bat in the seventh inning trailing by six runs:

July 22, 1970: W, 12-10 vs. Montreal (trailed 10-4 entering B7th)
May 9, 1994: W, 9-8 vs. Houston (trailed 8-2 entering 8th)
Aug. 11, 1999: W, 9-7 at Montreal (trailed 6-0 entering 7th)
Aug. 9, 2013: W, 7-6 vs. Tampa Bay (trailed 6-0 entering 7th)

       Last night was the club’s 11th consecutive win in a one-run game, which is a Dodger franchise record. Los Angeles has gone 18-11 in one-run decisions this year and was last defeated in a one-run game on June 10 against Arizona.

       The victory last night was the Dodgers’ third this season (3-41) when trailing entering the ninth inning, also accomplished July 24 at Toronto (3-2 entering 9th, won 8-3 in 10 innings) and July 10 at Arizona (5-4 entering the 9th, won 7-5 in 14 innings). The last time the Dodgers entered the ninth inning trailing by three or more runs and emerged victorious in a nine-inning game was July 20, 2008 at Arizona, when the club rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth in a 6-5 win.

Rays at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.


Speedy Gonzalez with the winning run


The world is not enough: Dodgers 5, Rays 0


  1. ASW1

    Before the game last night, I was questioning the order of the lineup, agreeing with mike_tink that Punto, MEllis, Puig, Gonzo made more sense than MEllis, Punto, Gonzo, Puig.

    Results of Donnie’s choice :

    MEllis : 3 for 4 with a walk, RBI, and 2 runs scored batting leadoff
    Punto : 2 for 5 with a RBI and run scored in the 2-hole
    Gonzo : Hits the game-tying double in the 9th, scores winning run in 3-hole
    Puig : 2 for 4 with a walk, RBI, and run scored batting cleanup

    Donnie and the Dodgers just keep on keepin’ on.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I pitied the families whose only trip to Dodger Stadium this year was with that lineup . . . imagine the memories they now have!

      • ASW1

        Yeah, sounds like most stayed until the end – good for them, and more than I can say!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          The Friday fireworks were supposed to go off after the game, but Steiner said they were past the fireworks curfew by the time the game ended, so fans had to “settle” for the fireworks from the field. (That would’ve worked for me!)

  2. btimmer

    Scientifically, I wish the Dodgers could have started this hot streak on June 20, which was the day of the summer solstice.

  3. Gold_Star

    Seeing the Giants at the bottom of those standings warms my heart.

  4. btimmer

    The three NL division leaders are adopting a “take no prisoners” approach it seems.

  5. KT

    After taking my medicine cocktail (dilaudid/soma, which always knocks me out) for my back last night in the 6th it was great to watch the ending of the last night’s game this morningt

    Jon how hard would it be to have an actual time stamp on posts for people who follow the game later? I think I’ll be going back to working swings at UPS maybe by the end of the season

    Oh and I didn’t get to post my post game victory “gif”.

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!

    15 games over .500

    18-3 since ASB, 35-8 since 6/22

    5.5 gms ahead of the Dbags,

    #4 seed, 5.5 gms back of the #1 seed, 1 gm behind the cards

    14 straight series win or tie 10-0-4, Going for the Series Sweep tomorrow

    Still Streaking!!!!

  6. KT

    Dodgers lineup:
    Crawford LF
    Punto SS
    Gonzalez 1B
    Puig RF
    Ethier CF
    Uribe 3B
    Schumaker 2B
    AJ Ellis C
    Greinke P

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      What a disappointing lineup . . . I want the one from last night! (all right, just mocking my reaction)

  7. mike_tink

    Earlier today while checking something about last night’s game, I came upon a link to Lasorda’s Lair. I just went back there to print something in order to put it up here as I doubted it was correct. The text has changed which I guess makes it more likely to be accurate. Here it is:
    “the glorious win last night was only the ninth time ever the Los Angeles Dodgers have comeback from a deficit (six runs or greater) that large to win a game, and the fourth time in history the club was down
    by six runs in the seventh inning or later of a game and won”
    Is the above correct?

  8. The bottom of that list is almost as pretty as the top.

  9. mike_tink

    Puis’s WAR at baseball-reference last 3 days: 3.7, 3.9, 3.8

  10. This post has been updated above.

  11. KT

    stortened version of our come back:

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Thanks, KT. It was great reliving it, and seeing it this time. . . . And seeing how excited the players were as they watched it.

    • ASW1

      Yeah thanks – that was perfect since I missed it last night – love when Hanley douses Puig with a cooler full of water at the end.

    • Oh, that was fun to see again. Thanks!

  12. KT

    Ryan Walton ‏@RyanWaltonMLB51s
    From last night’s amazing win…enjoy the great words of Vin Scully. @Dodgers @joshbtucker

  13. Raul Franklin

    Looking at that list only the Mets, Pirates, Braves, Marlins and Brewers have yet to be victimized by this new brand of marauding Dodgers.

  14. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers11m
    “Normally when I’m on the field, I’m not nervous, but today, I’m nervous.” -Nomo on his return to Dodger Stadium:

  15. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    Tommy and Hideo Nomo reunited:

  16. ASW1

    Gonzo getting props on Fox pregame show right now.

  17. KT

    Dodgers Nation ‏@DodgersNation1m
    Yasiel Puig has 27 multi-hit games in 58 games. He’s tied for eighth in the NL with 10 games of two or more hits.

  18. KT

    Nate Rarere ‏@oldmannato1m
    @Dodgers in NZ, we’re talkin PUIG with @truebluela on @LiveSPORTradio ‘MajorLeagueMonday’ tomorrow 9:15am

  19. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers34s
    The Tornado’s first pitch caught by Eric Karros:

  20. foul tip

    Apparently Fox actually is feeding the Dodger game to the Nashville area. Faint & fall back!

    Now watch ’em switch away,,,,

    • KT

      almost the entire nation except for areas around SF, Baltimore, Chicago and minneapolis

    • mike_tink

      foul tip,
      David Price’s high schools from baseball-reference:
      High Schools: Blackman HS (Blackman, TN), Blackmon HS (Murfreesboro, TN)
      I assume the second H.S. should be Blackman as well but are they really the same school?
      If they are, I wonder how B-R got it wrong.

      • foul tip

        Mike, technically both are wrong. It’s Blackman HS, Murfreesboro. That one’s closer to right as they only misspelled the school name. There is no Blackman TN. It’s an unincorporated area west of the city.

        • mike_tink

          ty, got curious because of the strange name plus twice

          • foul tip

            Named for one of its earliest settlers, Alfred Blackman, founded 1808.

  21. KT

    Good start Zack

  22. KT

    Way to not let the double hurt you Zack!

  23. Bob_in_Vegas

    Great hustle, Nick!

  24. ASW1

    Pony hustle!

  25. KT


  26. Bob_in_Vegas

    Agon — again! Just when Fox was crediting him for his early-season stability.

  27. btimmer

    Looks like Roberto Hernandez did not make a Faustoian bargain after all.

  28. Bob_in_Vegas

    I’ve been impressed with Adrian all year . . . but I wonder if he’s conscious of the return of Loney this weekend and the inevitable comparisons?

  29. KT

    Bill Shaikin ‏@BillShaikin2m
    That is 72 RBI for Adrian Gonzalez. Second on #Dodgers: Andre Ethier, 41.

  30. Bob_in_Vegas

    Hustle & homer = 2-0 lead.

  31. KT

    won that inning beside the side being struck out

  32. ASW1

    Gonzo : Mattingly’s team MVP

  33. ASW1

    Warning track power from Loney

  34. Andrew Shimmin

    I remember Loney.

  35. KT

    Aaron Roberts ‏@BertsBall2m
    A little late to the party but…Going…Going…Gonzo!!! #Dodgers #AGonzo

  36. KT


  37. KT

    33 pitches after two…much better

  38. ASW1

    AJ missed the hit and run sign hunh?

  39. Botched hit and run or? Don’t see Skip running too often.

  40. Bob_in_Vegas

    I’ve been watching Fox and turned on the radio and surprised to hear no Vin . . . is he okay? Is this because it’s a nationally-broadcast game?

  41. John_from_Aus

    Just caught up after a day away yesterday, wow, is there anything we are not capable of doing?

  42. KT

    Bill Shaikin ‏@BillShaikin2m
    Zack Greinke about to lead off for #Dodgers. He is batting .405 overall, .600 since July 1 (9 for 15).

  43. Bob_in_Vegas

    All right, Zack!!!!

  44. ASW1

    Excellent AB again by Greinke.

  45. Bob_in_Vegas


  46. Bob_in_Vegas

    Hope Zack can score quickly and rest.

  47. John_from_Aus

    Just watched the 10 minute you tube video I think KT posted earlier, besides the win one of the best things to see was Hanley having enough strength in his shoulder to throw the cooler contents on Puig

  48. That was an uncharacteristic slow jog to first there from Puig, he isn’t doubled up very often.

  49. ASW1

    Not too many GIDP’s for Puig and that one wasn’t even close.

  50. I wonder what’s up with Puig to make him jog to first? Either he’s hurt, or I’m disappointed in his lack of hustle on that play.

  51. ASW1

    DP time.

  52. Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Zack!

  53. ASW1

    Man that was close

  54. Bob_in_Vegas


  55. foul tip

    Had to be where I couldn’t see end of Greinke’s AB. Did he finally get a hit or a BB?

    And thought I heard announcers say he used to play 1B and took up pitching late?

  56. John_from_Aus

    nice way to escape!

  57. Bob_in_Vegas

    I am more and more impressed with Greinke — great signing!

  58. KT

    Zack at 76 pitches

  59. John_from_Aus

    How did Piug look in the field that half innings?

    • KT

      We are up and didn’t hear that he was removed

      • John_from_Aus

        Of course we are, so I just edited my comment as you replied!

  60. KT


  61. Bob_in_Vegas

    More runs, please!

  62. Bob_in_Vegas

    Can’t remember when I’ve been excited that the pitcher was on-deck, as I am now!

    • John_from_Aus

      It great when every position in the lineup is a potential threat at the plate

  63. ASW1

    Get ’em up in the ‘pen Rays!

  64. Bob_in_Vegas


  65. Bob_in_Vegas

    Help yourself, Zack!

  66. Bob_in_Vegas

    At least it wasn’t Andre.

  67. ASW1

    Hidden ball trick

  68. John_from_Aus

    Can someone describe please?

    • ASW1

      Haven’t seen it but announcers saying it was hidden ball trick – Uribe DID NOT leave early – saw that clearly on the replay.

    • KT

      loney threw it to the ss who threw it longoria who was standing behind Uribe and waited for Uribe to set off the bag and tagged him

      • ASW1

        Uribe just BARELY stepped off for a half-second and Longoria was right behind him waiting for him to do it.

  69. Bob_in_Vegas

    Every now and then — like now — it would be nice if the home plate ump had a mic a la football ref and let us know what the heck happened.

  70. Bob_in_Vegas

    Turn two!

  71. Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Zack — one more.

  72. Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K!

  73. Bob_in_Vegas


  74. ASW1

    Took a lot of pitches but still – very good 5 innings from Greinke.

  75. KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela4m
    The hidden ball trick was officially scored an 8-3-6-5 double play

  76. John_from_Aus

    Some generosity for the old team there Jamey

  77. KT

    3 outs and so is Escabar…gone and the 3rd base coach

  78. KT

    John_from_Aus: here is the replay:

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela2m

    Here is Juan Uribe, falling victim to the hidden ball trick at third base.

  79. Casey Barker

    Risking a rule 8 violation, but did anyone here Steiner’s story about HSC on the radio today – around the fourth inning? That really took me back.

    • ASW1

      Missed it – but did just get back from the store and on the way back heard Steiner say the Rays went to Costco and got three guys thrown out on one pitch – not accurate but still kinda funny.

      • Casey Barker

        He’s sure better than Karros on big Fox.

        • WBBsAs

          Steiner is the worst.

          • ASW1

            Steiner has grown on me – He doesn’t bother me. Collins still does, but not Steiner anymore. And he is better than Karros.

          • KT

            I feel exactly the same way…though Charlie is bad on the long fly ball calls

  80. John_from_Aus

    Leaving to go to church, can I leave you guys with a 5 run lead :)

  81. KT

    Nice Job Zack Standing O

  82. ASW1

    Karros actually made a good point – why hold Molina on ? – Like he’s going to try to run ? Especially with a lefty up – openning up the right side of the infield unnecessarily

  83. bluegeorge

    Nice afternoon up here in Oakland. Comfortable lead; comfortable pint. Go Blue!

    • ASW1

      I just got back from the store, picking up some cold ones to go with the BBQ am going to have later. Cheers !

  84. mike_tink

    Jon, silly of me but I just noticed the update. Thanks for that information

  85. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    Final line on Zack Greinke: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO. Hitless today, his batting average plummets to .385.

  86. KT

    Shoe 4-4!

  87. KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela55s
    Before joining the Dodgers, Adrian Gonzalez had 2 SB (1 CS) in 1,140 games. In blue, Gonzalez has 3 SB (0 CS) in 149 games

  88. KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela29s
    Skip Schumaker is 4-for-4 today, his 3rd straight multi-hit game (9-for-14 during that span). Since July 1 he is hitting .369/.406/.538

  89. foul tip

    They just said Jansen is warming up. Why on earth?

    • foul tip

      OK, apparently just getting in a bit of work….

  90. ASW1

    Love how Withrow has been such a solid option out of the ‘pen.

  91. KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!

    16 games over .500

    won 9 of last 10 gms, 18-3 since ASB, 35-8 since 6/22

    6 gms ahead of the Dbags,

    #4 seed, 5.5 gms back of the #1 seed, 1 gm behind the cards

    15 straight series win or tie 11-0-4, Going for the Series
    Sweep tomorrow

    Still Streaking!!!!

  92. KT

    yasielpuig ‏@YasielPuig2m
    Uribe’s foot on the base

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