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Sons of Steve Garvey 21 hours ago

Game 76 Thread: June 25 @ Pirates, 4:15p

This is what we want to kick today.Kenta Maeda (6-4, 2.64) vs Jeff Locke (6-5, 5.44). The Dodgers are 4-2 in their series so far this month, but they'll need to take three in a row from the Pirates to make it 5-2, due to yesterday's slugfest of a loss. Thanks to the team's day off this last Thursday, Maeda will be pitching on six days' rest, so let's hope he goes deep and the bats go deep too. Arrrrrr
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 24, 2016

Game 75 Thread: June 24 @ Pirates, 4p

Nick Tepesch (0-0, -.--) vs. Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.50). After watching Mike Bolsinger struggle through his six starts, none of which made it a full six innings (and overall compiled a 1-4 record), the Dodgers realized they just can't get enough out of his starts, and optioned him (hoping Bolsinger would never let me down again), in order to call up Nick Tepesch. Tepesch's mode involves not being intimidated by hitters and challenging them often, with a four pitch mix of fastball, cutter/slider, curveball and changeup; ideally, Tepsech would get the balance right. Though not known to...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 24, 2016

My Three Sons

Picked up Little Dusty at
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 24, 2016

More Thoughts On That Crazy Walk-Off Victory (June 22, 2016)

Over 24 hours have passed since that crazy walkoff victory to sweep the Nationals at home. And I can't stop thinking about that game, including stuff like: 1. Was Dodgers 3B Coach Chris Woodward happy about that win, or not? If you look closely at the replay of the game, you'll note that Yasiel Puig ran right through Woodward's stop sign for home. It was only Daniel Murphy's double-clutch which saved what would have been a close play at the plate. Without that throw, as we saw, the Dodgers grabbed an unlikely victory. We know Chris Woodward is learning on the job this season. However...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 23, 2016

SOSG Player of the Game: Michael A. Taylor

Michael A. Taylor - Stock Photo of successful play. More accurate rendering of Michael A. Taylor's play tonight With all due respect to Puig, our newest local hero - Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor - simply KILLED it tonight with his bat and glove. 0 for 5. FIVE Ks. Earning him this rare Platinum Sombrero pin with luster and clarity. Note: Open to other nicknames for five strikeouts. But his perfection at the plate was only a prologue to the win he gifted us in the ninth. Watch it again for the smiles. For the laughs. For the joy of a single turned walk off inside...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 23, 2016

Post-Game 74 Thread: Rebus Time!

DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 3 To recap: Dodgers down 3-2, bottom nine, one out, Howie Kendrick on first. Nationals closer Shawn Kelley gives up a single up the middle to Yasiel Puig, but Nats CF Michael Taylor swiftly runs past the ball which rolls all the way to the wall for an error. Puig then races around the bases, blows through a stop sign, and scores the winning run. Dodgers end up sweeping the pesky Nats. And after losing to Clayton Kershaw in the opener (expected), but then Yasmani Grandal's three-run HR yesterday (unexpected), Nationals manager Dusty Baker can't be happy tonight. What...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 22, 2016

Game 74 Thread: June 22 vs. Nationals, 7p

Julio Urias (0-2, 4.50) vs. Joe Ross (6-4, 3.13) The Dodgers have won five in a row! You might say it's a HIGH five. And speaking of high fives, the Dodgers are celebrating the co-inventor of the high five with a Dusty Baker bobblehead. So, break out your toothpicks and grab yourself a little Dusty. Not our Dusty. Though, he's open to you grabbing him too. I will be at the game tonight (thanks to our Dusty...I'm saving a bobblehead for him), hoping to see Julio Urias get his first win. Beat the bobblemanager for the kid, Dodgers!
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 21, 2016

Game 73 Thread: June 21 vs Nationals, 7p

Tanner Roark (6-4, 3.14) vs Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.64) Gotta catch 'em all! I never knew that there was a Pokemon character called Roark. Well, his namesake goes all Wartortle against our Pikachu. Hopefully, Roark will bring his Wigglytuff so we can Golbat around. If Pikachu is anything like Kershaw, he will make Harper continue to Machoke. It is going to be another scorcher at the ballpark, so anyone going should keep their Tentacool.  It isn't that Farfetch'd that we still have a chance to win the NL West title, but we will have to Seel some of these games and Weedle past the Giants. If...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 21, 2016

Post-Game 72 Thread: Kershaw Rises To The Occasion While Strasburg Bows Out

Our all-time saves leader. DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 1 Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was scratched from tonight's matchup with back tightness, but Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took centerstage and dominated. Seven innings, 8 Ks, 1 ER when he tired and labored through a tough seventh inning. Joe Blanton pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen got his 162nd save, setting the franchise record (Eric Gagne apparently called to congratulate Jansen; Gagne will be at the game tomorrow for a ceremony). Justin Turner homered in the first and singled in Corey Seager in the fourth...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 21, 2016

Dodgers Still Favored Over Giants To Win World Series

And those guys at fivethirtyeight.com are supposed to be smart with the statistics and all, right?! I'll take it. 
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 20, 2016

Game 72 Thread: June 20 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (10-1, 1.58) vs. Stephen Strasburg (10-0, 2.90). I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Dodgers' offense won't be able to do much in the opening game of this series. And sadly, that probably has nothing to do with the fact that we're facing Strasburg, third in the majors with 118 Ks (teammate Max Scherzer, whom we won't see in this series, is second with 128; Kershaw leads with 133 Ks). It's because our team is 12th in the NL in OPS (Washington is 6th), and our best hitter is Corey Seager (30th) at .280; Daniel Murphy of the Nationals leads the NL with a .358 BA. ...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 20, 2016

Roberts Has Full Confidence In Grandal

Your browser does not support iframes. The Dodgers' offense is horrible this year, and Yasmani Grandal's malaise is at least one contributor; after a breakout season last year with an OPS+ of 112, he's suffering through an OPS+ of 78 this year. And reading the post-game recap yesterday, when Grandal stood at the plate when Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg decided to throw balls outside (Thornburg has just walked Howie Kendrick to load the bases with two out in the bottom of the ninth), it didn't seem like Dave Roberts was hoping Grandal was going to swing, either: Grandal, hitting .184 this...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 20, 2016

Congratulations, Cleveland

From one title-challenged franchise to another. (Awesome to Nike for getting this out so quickly.)
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 19, 2016

Post-Game 71 Thread: Walk Off Walk

Sorry, Scooter. DODGERS 2, BREWERS 1 The Dodgers' offense, exhausted from yesterday's output, went back to sleep in today's day-game hangover. But luckily, Kiké Hernandez unloaded a solo HR in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at one. In the bottom of the ninth, one-out singles from Adrian Gonzalez and Trayce Thompson put two on; Joc Pederson Kd, but Howie Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal both walked to win the game. Tyler Thornburg had a horrible ninth inning for the Brewers, who dropped three of four to the Dodgers in this series. Meanwhile, it was Kenta Maeda who kept us in this...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 19, 2016

Game 71 Thread: June 19 vs. Brewers, 1p

Today's stadium giveaway.Kenta Maeda (6-4, 2.75) Matt Garza (0-0, 2.25). The Dodgers are 9-8 in the month of June. They've scored 67 runs and allowed 61 over that span. If they want to transcend slightly better than average, they have to beat up on teams like the fourth-place Brewers — but, looking ahead, they also have to perform against teams like the first-place Nationals. who come to Dodger Stadium tomorrow for a three-game series. So get ready to put up your dukes, Boys in Blue!
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 19, 2016

Post-Game 70 Thread: Dodgers Offense Recovers After Dropping Mike

DODGERS 10, BREWERS 6 Mike Bolsinger was awful today, lasting only 2.2 innings while giving up nine hits and 5 ER (including a run in each of the three frames in which he participated). But lucky for Mike, his buddy Chase Anderson was worse, lasting only 2.1 innings and yielding seven earned runs, including a three-run HR by Justin Turner (his ninth) in the third inning, to tie the game at 5. The Dodgers went on to plate three more runs that inning and take an 8-5 lead, which they extended in the sixth on a Joc Pederson HR and an Adrian Gonzalez RBI single (A-Gon went 3-for-5 with an...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 19, 2016

What's Up With Justin Turner's Batting Helmet

Looks like he's painted it so instead of "LA", it looks like "J". Pretty sneaky. photos from tonight's game vs. Milwaukee, 6th inning
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 18, 2016

Game 70 Thread: June 18 vs. Brewers. 7p

Mike Bolsinger (1-4, 5.76) vs. Chase Anderson (4-6, 4.42). Do you like narratives? Because the narrative for tonight's game is how two guys who have known each other since they were 15-year-olds growing up near Dallas are now facing each other in a major-league game. Mike was Chase's best man at his wedding, and Chase was in Mike's wedding party. What's the matter, Mike? Chase not good enough to be your best man? Sure, you probably had a brother who was your best man but if the Brewers win tonight, it's on you, Mike.
NoNoHitters.com Jun 18, 2016

Dodgers’ Kershaw no-hit Rockies, 2 years ago today

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies two years ago today, marking the franchise’s major league leading 25th no-no. The accomplishment came less than a month after the Dodgers’ Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter against the Phillies in Philadelphia. “Beckett told me he’s going to teach me how to …
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 17, 2016

Game 69 Thread: June 17 vs Brewers, 7p

Julio Urias (0-2, 5.82) vs Zach Davies (5-3, 3.88) I went to the game last night. Stayed until the end and left disappointed...again. We can't seem to get the pitching, offense, and defense on the same page. Everytime we seem to start clicking, the "average" gods pull us back down to .500. So instead of dwelling on all this negativity, lets talk about food. The highlight of last night's game was eating the Hawaiian Dog and the ShockTop Brat. And with the Brewers in town, Extreme Loaded Hot Dogs has a Milwaukee County Stadium dog with fired cheese curds and the Milwaukee Stadium secret...

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