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Sons of Steve Garvey 7 hours ago
Post-Game 22 Thread: Zack Out-Dreamies Cole

Post-Game 22 Thread: Zack Out-Dreamies Cole

"I approve."DODGERS 5, PHILLIES 2 Move over, Cole McDreamy. Zack (Heart) Attack is our man of the moment, having guided the Dodgers to victory with seven innings of two-run ball, with 11 strikeouts. Uribe had an RBI and Puig had two (including one on a bat-flip triple), and Hanley snapped out of his slump with an insurance home run in the eighth. Turner added a RBI single for some Geico. It's hard to believe, but the Dodgers actually have a chance at a split in this series. Given how it started, that would be a moral victory.
Sons of Steve Garvey 14 hours ago
Game 22 Thread: April 23 vs. Phils, 7p

Game 22 Thread: April 23 vs. Phils, 7p

Cue "Yakety Sax."Zack Greinke (3-0, 2.42) vs. Cole Hamels (first start of season). Aw, we have to play these guys agaaaaaain? If it weren't for the 5-18 Diamondbacks, the Dodgers' record would be as ugly as their defense. Tonight, our ace (non-Kershaw division) attempts to restore sanity in Chavez Ravine against the dashing Hamels, who's recovering from biceps tendinitis. It's a weekday night at Dodger Stadium, so expect more snarky attendance-related tweets from Dylan Hernandez, more griping about not being able to watch the Dodgers on TV, and NO ERREORS. photo by Jeff Gross/
Sons of Steve Garvey 22 hours ago

Australia Pictures Game 2

G'day Mates! More Australia pictures! Ticket Stan Kasten jumped the line at the store, but I guess when you are the owner, you can SCG banners Ryu long tossing Catch it on the fly AJ Day Panorama National Anthem Puig up to bat Eye on the ball Boom! SCG Dee up to bat Beach balls are universal Team bus after the game
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 23, 2014

Vin, in Cartoon Form

From the Orange County Register: (click to enlarge)Thanks to Fred's Brim for the heads-up!
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 23, 2014

Post-Game 21 Thread: The Dodgers Have Never Beat the Phillies

PHILLIES 3, DODGERS 2 (10) Did you know the Dodgers and Phillies have played 2,070 regular-season games lifetime against each other? And the Dodgers have lost EVERY SINGLE ONE of those games! Yes, 2,070 straight losses, including tonight's crappy, embarrassing by-the-numbers defeat: Ryu allowed two earned runs over six innings, the bats scraped together two runs to send it to extras, only for Hanley and Crawford to lose their shit defensively, leading to the losing run in the tenth. The Dodgers had two runs and two errors. Ugh.
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014
Game 21 Thread: April 22 vs. Phillies, 7p

Game 21 Thread: April 22 vs. Phillies, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-1, 1.93) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.74). After getting summarily shut down by Cliff Lee last night, the Dodgers look to regroup against a starting pitcher with an inguinal hernia. Sounds delicious, right? Well, after getting that diagnosis, Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett went seven innings and struck out five while yielding no runs, in a game the Phillies eventually won over the Braves. So don't count any chickens--especially when we've got the majors' second-worst defense out there helping our opponents out with extra chances (the Dodgers' 21 errors this season, in 20 games,...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014

Australia Pictures Game 1

Jet lag is a pain in the ass.  It is so bad, that I JUST NOW woke up from the Australia trip.  And now that I am back on pacific standard time, I am able to upload my Australia pictures. Overall it was a fabulous time.  I had never been to Australia and found the people to be really nice and friendly.  The day before the games, I was walking around Darling Harbor and bumped into Davey Lopes.  He very graciously took a picture with me.  The games themselves were great, and to see baseball in a historic facility like the Sydney Cricket Grounds was amazing.  We were able to see both games...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014
Look Who's Shooting

Look Who's Shooting

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Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 22, 2014

Post-Game 20 Thread: Lee Mows Dodgers

Cliff Lee took one of these to the Dodgers tonight... ...and the Phillies did this to the ball.PHILLIES 7, DODGERS 0 37,715 people showed up to Dodger Stadium tonight, plus 50 players and a bevy of coaches and trainers, but the only person who mattered was one Clifton Phifer Lee. The Philly Phifer tossed eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits and striking out 10. At one point he retired 20 straight. The silver lining? AGon extended his hitting streak to 16 games. League pitched another two scoreless innings. Sign that man to an extension!
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 21, 2014

Game 20 Thread: April 21 vs. Phillies, 7p

Paul Maholm (0-1, 4.97) vs. Cliff Lee (2-2, 4.00). Step right up to Cliff's Amusement Park, which has historically been full of nauseating moments for the Dodgers. Lee's career ERA of 1.70 (across seven games) is the third best among all opponents lifetime, behind only the Giants and the Phillies themselves. And the Phillies have been Dodger killers in recent years, particularly in the playoffs. On the positive side, we've got Paul Maholm pitching. Just kidding! On the positive side, Lee has not gotten offensive support from his team this year; in his last outing, Lee walked one and...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 21, 2014
Son of Son Blows Up

Son of Son Blows Up

Or at least, his face blows up. Check out this shot of Delino DeShields Jr., who was hit in the face with a 90-mph fastball: Holy cow, that's painful. Apparently DD Jr. broke his cheek bone in the process. Here's hoping he gets well, and he uses the hashtag #ineedmydelino to get some parental TLC. Hat tip: brother of Sax (it's a real family affair today!)
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 20, 2014

Post-Game 19 Thread: Puig Show

DODGERS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1 In what was certainly a rough week for Yasiel Puig after this revelatory news piece was published, Puig showed us some character by putting his head down this afternoon and just playing the game he knows. He did it with his arm, throwing out Miguel Montero from deep right as Montero attempted to stretch a single into a double. And he did it with his bat, jacking a three-run home run in the 6th that put the Dodgers ahead for good. Adrian Gonzalez (who extended his hitting streak to 15 games today) had just been intentionally walked to get to Puig, so Puig maaaaay...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 20, 2014
Game 19 Thread: April 20 vs. D'backs, 1p

Game 19 Thread: April 20 vs. D'backs, 1p

Josh B. (0-0, 4.00) vs. Josh C. (0-1, 3.75). Remember the days of Josh vs. Josh? And Josh vs. Josh? Well, today we get another episode in the Josh vs. Josh sweepstakes, pitting Mssrs. Beckett and Collmenter. Our Josh did better than expected in his last outing, in which he held the Giants scoreless over five innings. Their Josh is transitioning from long relief to a starting role and hasn't gone more than four innings this season. The Dodger bats, silent in Game One, made some noise yesterday. So I think it's safe to say today's outcome is entirely unpredictable — no joshin'.
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 20, 2014
Post-Game 18 Thread: The Bats Showed Up

Post-Game 18 Thread: The Bats Showed Up

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 Apr 19, 2014

Game 18 Thread: April 19 vs. Diamondbacks, 5p

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
Post-Game 17 Thread: Redundant

Post-Game 17 Thread: Redundant

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.
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 18, 2014
Game 17 Thread: April 18 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

Game 17 Thread: April 18 vs. Diamondbacks, 7p

"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...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 18, 2014

Dodgers-Diamondbacks Ticket Preview

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...
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 18, 2014

Not The Best Promotional Idea

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?
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 18, 2014
Post-Game 16 Thread: Script Flipped

Post-Game 16 Thread: Script Flipped

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...

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