Dodger Thoughts

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

Now, the Dodgers don’t even allow any runs

My mind is going kljadhfklajhkkjacl.

Not only have 10 games have gone by since the Dodgers last lost, 27 innings have passed since they last gave up a run.

Despite more running errors than Larry, Moe and Curly in a five-legged race, Los Angeles made it to the historic 42-8 mark in their past 50 games with tonight’s 5-0 victory over Philadelphia.

The feats are so indescribable that I’m going to try to keep trying to make up words to describe them.




The team’s resident ace, Clayton Kershaw, again appeared to have no-hit stuff, throwing four perfect innings before he himself hit an RBI double to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. A worst-case scenario followed, with Kershaw spending the rest of the top of the fifth inning on the basepaths until the inning ended with one of the Dodgers’ four double plays.

Kershaw allowed a hit to the first batter he faced after that, but still had an easy time of it until the eighth, the only inning that two Phillies reached base against him. Frequent Dodger nemesis Carlos Ruiz came up as the go-ahead run, but in the latest illustration of how things have changed in 2013, he went down swinging on Kershaw’s 100th and final pitch of the game.

Kershaw’s ERA is now 1.797.

Juan Uribe, who earlier singled, doubled and walked and made multiple fine plays on defense, hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to ice the game.  Uribeatific.

They are 25-3 since the All-Star break. They have won 19 of their past 20 road games. They are jsihlknasd, quijlhbabal, blayscarfic. They are your Los Angeles Dodgers.



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  1. KT

    Still Streaking!!!!

  2. KT

    Nice Jon…Hard to come up with new stats on this long run

  3. Bob_Hendley

    Uribear knocked the stuffing out of that ball.

  4. peter drysdale

    It’s amazing. Anyone know the last time a team had a 19-1 stretch on the road? It must be about as rare as the 42-8 run.

  5. ASW1

    Dodgers getting Love on Sportscenter right now

  6. Joanna Casey

    Love it!!

  7. KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela4m
    Dodgers ERAs during last 50 games: Kershaw 1.40, Greinke 2.25, Ryu 2.84, Nolasco 2.97, Jansen 1.35, Paco 0.47, Belisario 0.90, Howell 0.52

  8. KT

    MLB Memes ‏@MLBMeme 8m

    For a team with a budget like the #Dodgers, they are having a hard time buying a loss.

  9. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    RECAP: @ClaytonKersh22 fans 8 as #Dodgers blank Phillies, 5-0, for 10th straight win:
    Last one

  10. RBI

    We must have done something right in our last life as fans. Survived McCourt, maybe? I am SO proud of these guys.

  11. ASW1

    42-8 is just insane.

  12. RBI

    “Kershaw, Uribear and Puig, oh my!”

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I was thinking of another triplet — Kershaw, Greinke, and Ryu . . . I’d love for all three of them to be battling for the Cy Young Award — and the Silver Bat, as well!

  13. KT

    too bad the nats couldn’t hold the lead in the bottom of the 9th we would be back 2.5…now bottom of 11th

  14. KT

    Steve Lyons ‏@SteveLyons1251s
    Dodgers takin over Philly!!

  15. leekfink

    It should not be surprising given the 42-8 run, but they have not lost back-to-back games during the run. Just trying to add one more amazing thought.

    • KT

      yea the day before I attended the 6/22 game in SD was the last day they lost 2 consecutive games

  16. dalegribel

    Ryne Sandberg yet to score as Phillies manager

  17. WinnipegDave

    Dodgers improve to 23-10 in games lasting 2:51 or shorter. They are 31-16 in games under 3 hours.

  18. Our bullpen has been unbelievable, but that Atlanta bullpen has some scary numbers too. But now Medlen is in as their ninth pitcher and 22nd player.

  19. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers1m
    Home runs make them dance. GIF:

  20. WinnipegDave

    Dodger guaranteed to have winning record in August.

    Not bad considering there are still 13 games left in the month.

  21. WinnipegDave

    HR Adam LaRoche!

  22. WinnipegDave

    Nats win!
    Dodgers only 2.5 behind Atlanta for best record in MLB.

  23. Asher B. Garber

    I’m hoping for 65-15. A 23-7 stretch seems real do-able.

  24. KT


    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!! Kershaw wins his 1st against the Phillies

    22 games over .500, 10 straight wins, longest streak of the season

    won 19 of last 20 on the road, best road record in MLB 35-25

    won 15 of last 16 gms, 25-3 since ASB, 42-8 since 6/22, Tied for 3rd best 50 game record since 1900

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

    #2 seed, 2.5 gms back of the #1 seed

    17 straight series win or tie 13-0-4, going for the sweep tomorrow

    Still Streaking!!!!

  25. “The previous team to win 19 of 20 road games was the 1916 New York Giants, according to STATS.”

  26. SaMoDodger

    Hard to imagine you’d be having a hard time dealing psychologically with unbelievable dodger success, lol

  27. Spence

    What do you think Clayton Kershaw’s arbitration number will be next year coming off of one of the lowest ERAs ever?

    • RBI

      High. Very very high.

    • KT

      not going to arbitration as far as I know the deal will be done this year because the Dodgers don’t want to piss Kershaw off and have him even thinking of testing the FA market

  28. Exposrip

    Hello, since the Expos skipped town, I decided to throw my support behind the Los Angeles Dodgers mostly because of its historical affiliation with the Montreal Royals. I figured it was a natural path to follow given A) the lineage and B) having been to Dodger stadium in 1988. Yes, I’ve let go of Rick Monday. Since that time, I’ve watched Dodgers game where I could (and we do get a decent amount of games up here) called by the awesome Vin Scully. While these past few years have been a struggle for Dodgers fans this recent streak has left me keplsehshjjhe as well! I can’t seem to recall any streak (never mind about the phenom known as Puig – The Bay of Puig!) of this kind except maybe in the NHL (Habs, Flyers, Hawks) and the ’84 Tigers. Anyway, here’s hoping to a WS (why not?) and to more great posts on your site.

    • WinnipegDave

      Hey Exsposrip
      Welcome to Dodger Thoughts. I agree that you have followed a very logical path to be rooting for the Dodgers. I love the historical connection between Montreal and LA.
      Are you from La Belle Province or another part of Canada? There are a few Canadians (myself included – obvious from my nameplate) that comment regularly here and always glad to have more Canucks around.
      What game did you see in 1988?

      • Exposrip

        I’m from Montreal. By pure luck, we got to watch the Expos-Dodgers. L.A. won 4-0.

    • Bob_Hendley

      D4P is one connection we could have done without.

  29. KT

    Dodger’s lineup:
    M Ellis 2B
    Punto 3B
    Ramirez SS
    Puig RF
    Ethier CF
    Van Slyke LF
    Hairston 1B
    Federowicz C
    Nolasco P

  30. Crawford, Gonzalez, A.J. Ellis and Uribe resting today. Lineup: M. Ellis, Punto, Ramirez, Puig, Ethier, SVS, Hairston, Fed, Nolasco

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