Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

August 16 game chat

Dodgers at Phillies, 4:05 p.m.


They just keep making a splash


Blue Is the Warmest Color: Dodgers 4, Phillies 0


  1. KT

    Go BLUE!!!!

  2. foul tip

    Go is what the Yankees have said to old friend Luis Cruz, as in leave, DFA. Anyone surprised?

  3. TAFKA_Gagne55

    So are we supposed to have a rooting interest in Arz-Pit? I’ve been seeing more #1 seed posts than NL west standings posts here lately

    • WBBsAs

      We have no control over what the Dodgers do, nor what the Bucs and Dbags do. The Dodgers themselves have some control over what they do, but nothing more than that.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      First things first, for me — win the division!

    • KT

      My take on this is, since we don’t face Pitt anymore, I want them to lose enough games to fall behind us. Now if AZ winning puts us in jeopardy of losing 1st place in the west then I root for Pitt but as long as we are winning I’m rooting against the bucs

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Fair enough. But after the Dodgers, I’m happiest for the Pirates. For sooooo long, THEIR waffle was .500 and now . . .

      • Bob_Hendley

        I don’t like Gibby chasing me. The further behind the better.

  4. James O

    Game time! Let’s keep the streak alive!

    • James O

      I didn’t realize how evenly matched Greinke and Lee were, wow. Should be fun.

  5. KT

    Ken Gurnick ‏@kengurnick50s
    Brian Wilson hasn’t been activated, but he walked down to the bullpen between innings with the rest of the Dodgers relievers.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Did they make him carry the case of Red Bull?

      • KT

        No I think it was more of a “I’m going to take one of your jobs” statement

  6. KT

    Nice pitch Zack!

  7. KT

    Ok let’s scratch this inning

  8. KT


  9. Uribear breaks up the no-hitter.

  10. KT

    Good article about our streaking dodger to read in between innings (lots of stats):

  11. KT

    Must be humid for Greinke to give it such a halfhearted effort

    • foul tip

      For the TV-challenged, at what?

      • KT

        hit the ball to the second baseman and only made it half way down the line then turned around

        • foul tip


        • It’s quite common for a starting pitcher to conserve energy on a likely out.

          • KT

            yea but I’ve never seen Greinke not go all the way before..usually they at least touch the bag…don’t get me wrong I’m not bitching just making an observation

  12. KT

    Nice Juanito

  13. KT

    Greinke’s reaction was amazing

  14. KT

    Nice Play Juanito!!

  15. Greinke/Lee averaging 11.8 pitches an inning through three innings.

  16. KT

    Let’s go Hanley

  17. KT


  18. Bob_Hendley

    Hanley back to it!

  19. RBI


  20. foul tip

    Hanley says his health is just great, thank you for asking.

  21. RT @jonweisman: Heading to the top of the fourth … #Dodgers haven’t scored before the fifth inning since Sunday.

  22. WBBsAs

    No apparent lingering effects.

  23. Halfway there, Uribear.

  24. KT


  25. Sam Sokol

    Who fires their manager the day the hottest time on the planet is coming to town?

    • KT

      the phillies..guess they were just trying to save the money they planned to use in honoring Charlie’s 1,000 win ceremony

      • WBBsAs

        It sounds McCourtish.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Of course, that would presume McCourt would think of honoring him in the first place! (“What do I get out of it?” I could see him thinking.)

  26. KT

    DP Time again

  27. KT

    Nice hustle CC!

  28. KT

    Chase said oh no that’s Puig out there

  29. KT

    Just reported on the radio that Carlos Quentin is done for the year with a bad knee…Karma baby

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      “What could have been . . . ” A full year with Zack? . . . HAnley? . . . Matt . . . ?
      Oh well, enjoy the ride as it is. And it makes us appreciate them all the more, I guess!

  30. KT

    Nice DP Zack

  31. KT

    Let’s go Yasiel

  32. KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela1m
    Also beat Kennedy, could face Rubby w/ Boston in LA RT @atk825 if Dodgers beat Cliff Lee, they will have beat Lee, Harvey and Oswalt.

  33. KT

    good inning again Zack!

  34. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    Watch @HanleyRamirez remind you that he’s back:

    • ASW1

      Got home a little late from work, missed Hanley’s shot – knew all I had to do was come here to see the replay – thanks.

  35. KT


  36. ASW1

    Wow that was ugly – beautiful, but still ugly.

  37. Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s hope for a bottom of the 9th inning in these next 7 games . . . with Kenley needed only to keep sharp!

  38. Bob_in_Vegas

    6 more outs!

  39. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers57s
    Has Juan Uribe become the most GIFable athlete on the planet? We think so:

  40. KT

    Good Job Zack!

  41. KT

    Ellis got hit on the top of the knee pad only partially covered…injury delay…stays in

  42. KT

    All right let’s get some insurance runs now

  43. Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, Belli!

  44. Bob_in_Vegas

    That was a bit scary, especially since it started with the free pass — the old “can’t defend against it.”

  45. Bob_in_Vegas

    I realize I’m behind “real time” again. When the game started, I was having a late working lunch. I had Gameday up (no audio), but I was counting on you guys to indicate how it was going . . . and was pleased you were bringing good news . . . again! (Now it’s the MLB Audio delay, plus running in from the other room — my edit bay — to make comments.)

  46. KT


  47. Bob_in_Vegas

    When things are going right . . . !

  48. Spence


  49. Bob_in_Vegas

    Yes — a no-save situation!

  50. Bob_in_Vegas

    Speaking of chickens . . . fowl!

  51. KT

    VS with the wheels

  52. KT

    Dre limping

  53. Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, K-Man!

  54. KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!

    21 games over .500

    9 straight wins, longest streak of the season

    won 14 of last 15 gms, 24-3 since ASB, 41-8 since 6/22, won
    18 of last 19 on the road

    8.5 gms ahead of the Dbags, 2nd largest lead by a division

    #3 seed, 3.5 gms back of the #1 seed

    16 straight series win or tie 12-0-4

    Still Streaking!!!!

  55. Bob_in_Vegas

    I’m shaking my head . . . and smiling.
    What a ride!

  56. Bob_in_Vegas

    And “found time” — it ends at the same time it would be starting at home . . . so we have the entire evening to enjoy the victory (and get other things done)!

  57. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers3m
    The #Dodgers are the first club to go 41-8 in a 49-game span since the 1944 Cardinals.

  58. KT

    Dodgers PR ‏@DodgersPR 1m

    #Dodgers starters have a 14-1 record with a 1.84 ERA (26 ER/127.1 IP) in their last 20 games.

  59. KT

    ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo6m
    Dodgers have won 41 of 49.

    If they win again on Saturday, they’ll be 3rd team in last 100 yrs to win 42 of 50 (’41 Yankees, 42 Cardinals)

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Obviously, I hope they do — and the Kid gets the W!

  60. KT

    Chad Moriyama ‏@ChadMoriyama7m
    [GIF] By popular request, here’s Zack Greinke looking very, very, very confused by Hanley Ramirez

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Thanks — I wondered what your earlier comment regarding his look referred to.

  61. peter drysdale

    Has anyone noticed the Dodgers now have the second best road record in MLB now? It’s crazy considering how bad they were on the road early in the season.

    • KT

      yes and depending on how the Nats and Atl game turns out we might be 2.5 back

  62. KT

    Current MLB standings ALL teams:

  63. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    RECAP: @HanleyRamirez knocks a 2-run homer to help get 9th straight in 4-0 win over Phillies:

  64. ASW1

    Not to take anything away from the Dodgers and didn’t see much of the game, but what I did catch, and hear on the radio, Phillies played just terrible – heads not in the game, standing around, completely lackadaisical – no wonder Phillies phans pissed off. Not the same Phillies we are accustomed to seeing in the recent past, for sure.

  65. ASW1

    Hearing that Ethier was limping is a downer – hope Kemp’s ankle heals up soon.
    Not sure about using Kenley with a 4-run lead and the bottom of the order for the Phils coming up and yes I’m nitpicking.
    Love the streak, love the fact that wins are now starting to seem automatic, but it makes me nervous for some reason.

    • KT

      I agree should have used Withrow since they are going to be sending him down

      • ASW1

        And that’s another thing – I don’t think Withrow should be going anywhere, but then again, they can just call him back up when rosters expand, so no biggie.

  66. KT

    Dodgers in 3rd place in the overall MLB standings.

    1 games behind the Bucs.

    3.5 games behind the Barves….very obtainable…Go BLUE!!!!

  67. KT

    For a 96 win season we would need to go 25-16 that would mean AZ would need to go 35-8 to tie

    With only Boston and Cincinnati the only two teams over .500 left on our schedule and only Phillies, Marlins, cubs and the NL West left I think 25 more wins is well within reach

  68. KT

    Local LL Team still doing well !!!!

    MLB Fan Cave ‏@MLBFanCave21m

    6-foot-4 pitcher Grant Holman threw a no-hitter in the LLWS today:

    • KT

      When my son starts little league he will be playing where these guys are from

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