Dodger Thoughts

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

33 makes the magic number 6

Arizona came into tonight’s game with a 16-6 record in extra inning games this season. And after Scott Van Slyke’s pinch hit homer in the 11th, the Diamondbacks are now 16-7 in extra innings. The Dodgers 5-3 win lowered their magic number to 6, one better than Atlanta.

Edinson Volquez had a decent start if you ignore the big home run that Didi Gregorius hit in the 5th inning that briefly gave Arizona a 3-2 lead. The Dodgers tied it up in the bottom half of the inning on a two-out RBI double from Andre Ethier.

The Dodgers put runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs in the 10th and had the team’s latest talisman, Juan Uribe, at the plate. The talisman struck out.

In the 11th, Mark Ellis got a one out single and Van Slyke pinch hit for Chris Withrow and lined a shot into the field level seats in the left field corner to send the folks home happy.

The Dodgers bullpen gave up just one hit in five innings of work. Van Slyke hit the Dodgers third pinch hit homer of the season, joining Uribe and Ethier in that department.

And so to bed.


The Volquez Experiment, Episode 2


A Happier 9/11


  1. KT

    Still Streaking!!!!

  2. John_from_Aus

    and so to bed you say, it’s only 4pm here :)

  3. John_from_Aus

    BTW, thinking of you all on your 12th 9/11 day tomorrow

  4. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers4m
    Scott Van Slyke sent everyone (except the D-backs) home happy with this swing:

  5. KT

    Aaron Roberts ‏@BertsBall2m
    Called it. Never bet against amazing facial hair. #ManSlyke #Dodgers #WalkOff

  6. KT

    Off MSTI: Off The Wall 79 14 minutes ago

  7. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers3m
    RECAP: Van Slyke knocks #walkoff shot to give #Dodgers the 5-3 win in the 11th vs. D-backs:

  8. Jack Dawkins

    And So to bed. I actually am getting Samuel Pepys diary entries once a day. They started putting them out on Jan 1, so I am 9 months in. Only 9 years to go. interesting way to learn history, cause you get all the details, especially the amazing amounts of alcohol consumed all day long.

  9. foul tip

    In the celebration video, think I saw Puig pick Van Slyke up, maybe a couple feet, without seeming to strain much at all. Van Slyke weighs in about 250.

    The recap yesterday about Hanley and Puig feeding Uribe bananas when he does something showing King Kong type strength made me wonder how strong he is, who might be strongest on the team.
    Players, that is. McGwire not eligible; he’s likely in a category of his own.

    • btimmer

      I would think Kemp is a pretty strong guy. He’s not a small guy. And he works out a lot.

  10. btimmer

    NPUT coming at the top of the hour.

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