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Sons of Steve Garvey 4 hours ago
DODGERS 8 DIAMONDBACKS 6 We can be heroes, just for one day. Dan Haren got the Dodgers in a 4-0 hole in the third inning, but recovered and allowed no more runs over 7 1/3 innings. Andre Ethier sparked the comeback with a three-run home run in the fourth, and AGon and Matt Kemp chipped in two RBI each, and Hanley one. Brian Wilson wobbled in the eighth, allowing two runs, but Kenley slammed the door in the ninth. Eight runs! Feast or famine, this team.
Sons of Steve Garvey 16 hours ago
Dan Haren (2-0, 2.04) vs. Mike Bolsinger (0-0, 6.00). Haven't we played these guys like 18 times already this season? I'm headed to the Yard this afternoon but I'm not exactly overjoyed with the prospect of a Dan Haren vs. Mike Bolsinger matchup. I am looking forward to the prospect, however dim it might be, that the boys shake off the Noffense that's been ailing them the past week or so. Bolsinger seems like just the type of a-hole to tee off on as he makes his first big league start. Kemp is hitting a cool .179, Ethier .212, Crawford .234, and TFed .074. Let's not waste yet another great...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 19, 2014
DIAMONDBACKS 4, DODGERS 2 (12) It happened again: Starting pitcher [Zack Greinke] delivers a strong performance [6 IP, 1 ER]. Weak bats eke out a minimum of offense [SVS HR]. Bullpen can't hold it [Withrow 2 WP, Perez 2 ER].Sure, there were some surprises: Uribe's ninth-inning homer sent the game into extras, League threw 1 2/3 innings and even struck out a guy, and Puig walked thrice. But in the end the result was the same: more frustration for Dodger fans.
"Cranky" Miley, get it? Holy smokes, that's a stretch. Zack Greinke (3-0, 2.76) vs. Wade Miley (2-2, 5.04). With Clayton Kershaw still on the mend, new #1 starter Zack Greinke takes to the mound again tonight vs. Wade Miley, who has already lost twice to the Dodgers in this young season. To be fair, Miley has two of the last-place Diamondbacks' four wins this year. But to be unfair, the Dodgers are a perfect 5-0 against the Snakes, led recently by Adrian Gonzalez (7-for-13 with 10 RBI in the last LA-AZ series). Gonzalez has a 12-game hitting streak going on, and could be joined by...
A word from our ticket partners at TiqIQ: Dodgers Tickets For Weekend Series vs DBacks 44% Below Season Average The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series this weekend. Starting Friday night, fans looking to catch the Dodgers take on Paul Goldschmidt and the D-backs at Dodger Stadium will find below season average ticket prices on the secondary market. The Dodgers schedule has the two teams meeting seven times this year and Yasiel Puig and company will look to take as many games as they can from the divisional opponent Diamondbacks. Arizona will look to...
Even if I can get past the fact that we can watch "the Dodger take on Arizona" (wonder which Dodger it will be? Yasiel Puig? Clayton Kershaw? Chad Billingsley?), I am stunned by the next Dodgers stadium giveaway. Can someone please explain whose idea it was to create a Dodger welcome mat as a promotional item? So fans can show their allegiance by wiping their dirty feet on the Dodgers logo?
Ryu's new Gameday photoDODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 You know the story: Starting pitcher [today played by Hyun-Jin Ryu], against all odds, delivers a strong performance [seven shutout innings, 112 pitches]. Weak offense [Tim Federowicz & Adrian Gonzalez] ekes out the barest of leads [one RBI each]. Bullpen [Brian Wilson & Kenley Jansen] comes in with gas cans [Wilson: stranded two; Jansen: gave up RBI to .200 hitter, needed 30 pitches].But the script ended differently than it usually does and the Dodgers actually won today and once again avoided a sweep at the hands of the Giants. Oh, and Yasiel Puig...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 17, 2014
.@HyunJinRyu99 paying respect to those affected by the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea: pic.twitter.com/JjyrmPOel9— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 17, 2014Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1, 2.57) vs. Madison Bumgarner (2-0, 3.30). Little bit of perspective here: Ryu will be pitching with a heavy heart. Meanwhile, the Dodgers will be making do without Hanley in the lineup. Snakes come into the Ravine tomorrow night; can we avoid the sweep today?
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 17, 2014
What they'll be doing tomorrow.GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1 Maholm did his job, allowing one run in six innings and scoring the Dodgers' only run. The rest of the lineup took a dump, including a two-base error by Kemp, CI on AGon, Kemp getting picked off (and a lost challenge by Mattingly) and a Uribe CS. Oh, and Hanley had to leave the game after getting plunked on the left hand by Vogelsong. The inning ended on a bases-loaded DP by Uribe. Afternoon shitfest tomorrow vs. Bumgarner. I'm sure the boys will come out all fired up. photo by Brant Ward/SF Chronicle
These are actual festivals. Why are they all in the UK? (here, here and here) Paul Maholm (0-1, 8.10) vs. Vogelsong (0-0, 8.00). A second consecutive matchup between two pitchers with 8+ ERAs following a dispiriting 12-inning loss? It's gonna be a fest, all right, and which term for excrement you fill it up with is up to you. The bullpen, of course, is the main source of contention for Dodger fans these days, although let's not forget the bats, which went 2 for 13 with RISP yesterday. Yes, a loss to the Giants brings everybody down. Bring on the hate!
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(original date of publication: April 16, 1967 (click here for entire comic))
What I would have done IF I COULD HAVE WATCHED THE FREAKIN GAMEGIANTS 3, DODGERS 2 (12) Shit on a stick, really? Just when this team gets some momentum, having swept the D'backs, they roll into SF and puke up a game like this. The anticipated offensive fireworks didn't materialize; instead, Beckett and Lincecum each turned in five innings of ugly but effective pitching — Beckett somehow leaving the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth innings — and the Dodgers held a 1-0 lead after five. Withrow promptly entered in the sixth and gave up the tying run, aided by an error by Hanley. The...
Today, if an iPhone owner (or if you borrowed or stole someone else's I suppose) asks Siri what the uniform number of a current MLB player is, Siri replies with the answer that is correct for April 15th. Strong move, Apple. Nicely played. (h/t Pride of Dong)
Josh Beckett (0-0, 9.00) vs. Tim Lincecum (0-1, 9.90). The Dodgers playing on the road on Jackie Robinson Day? Heresy. There will likely be a lot of runs scored on this Jackie Robinson Day by the first-place Dodgers and second-place (by a game) Giants, as former World Series MVP Beckett and former two-time Cy Young winner Lincecum square off in the Battle of the Has-Beens. Another nod to the past, perhaps?
From a Dodgers press release: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball tomorrow will celebrate the 67th anniversary of Hall of Fame Dodger Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947. The Dodgers’ commemoration of Robinson takes place at Dodger Stadium, starting with a youth baseball clinic for 120 youngsters from South LA’s Challengers Boys & Girls Club from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will also play host to 30 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars and Alumni tomorrow at Dodger Stadium from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. In honor of...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 14, 2014
DODGERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 6 The Dodgers got the win but a disturbing pattern is developing: Big bats give us the early lead, then hold on tight because here comes the bullpen. Today the Dodgers got home runs from Kemp, AGon (homering in his fourth straight game) and Uribe as well as four (!) stolen bases by Dee Gordon, who also turned in a nice defensive play in the ninth inning. Haren slogged through and kept the Dodgers ahead, allowing three ER over 5 2/3 innings. But the bullpen did its thing. Yesterday
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 13, 2014
Call the pool guy and tell him to bring a broom also tomorrow. GO DODGERS! — Scott Killeen (@scottkilleen) April 13, 2014 Dan Haren (1-0, .75) vs. Trevor Cahill (0-3, 7.90). With the series win already tucked into their Ocean Pacific swimsuits, the Dodgers go for the sweep this afternoon behind a surprisingly impressive Dan Haren and a - what? 0-3 already? - Trevor Cahill. D'bags pitching has been atrocious this year, and that looks to continue today assuming Adrian Gonzalez can stay red hot offensively. Continuing to neutralize Goldschmidt and Trumbo will be important; suggest...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 13, 2014
DODGERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 5 Everyone played their usual roles in this one: Zack was solid (5.1 IP, 1 ER), Uribe and AGon led the way with two RBIs each, and League shit the bed. Handed an 8-2 lead in the ninth inning, League proceeded to give up three runs, forcing Donnie to bring in Kenley for the one-out save. Thanks, Brandon. Still, the Dodgers earned the series win against the Snakes and go for the sweep tomorrow. Good job, boys!
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 12, 2014
Sights from Chase Field yesterday: "Prepare to qualify beep beep beep BEEEEEEP" "You know what? I don't see you at all." What's that strange thing on Andre's face? Zack Greinke (2-0, 3.27) vs. Wade Miley (2-1, 4.05). The Dodgers and Snakes had a bit of a rivalry going last season, what with the beanballs and the bench-clearing brawls — not to mention the Dodgers going 9-10 against them. But so far this year it's been all L.A., with the two-game sweep Down Undah and yesterday's tattooing of Brandon McCarthy. The Snakes are starting the lefty Miley this evening, so expect both Kemp and Puig...
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