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Sons of Steve Garvey 2 hours ago

And That Is A Pretty Awesome Slide Home From Matt Kemp

Your browser does not support iframes. Seriously? Look, if Matt Kemp is going to get back to "The Amazing" Matt Kemp, it will be slides like these which rejuvenate the legend. This slide home made it 4-1 Dodgers and kept the pressure on the Padres, who ceded two more runs to Darwin Barney on a two-RBI single in the eighth. With Dee Gordon in a mini-slump, this is the kind of baserunning excitement we need out there (especially with this offense). Well done, Bison!
Sons of Steve Garvey 5 hours ago

What's Eating Yasiel Puig?

Yasiel Puig hasn't looked the same at the plate for a while now, and it seems like he's striking out an awful lot and worse than that, his swing is all over the board and inconsistent. We know that Don Mattingly's response was to keep Puig out of the starting lineup on Friday against the Padres, but will that be enough to circuit-break his downward spiral? SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego, the second time the...
Sons of Steve Garvey 19 hours ago
Post-Game 137 Thread: Ryu Defeats The Enemy

Post-Game 137 Thread: Ryu Defeats The Enemy

DODGERS 7, PADRES 1 The Dodgers looked to be traveling down a familiar road of late in Petco Park: low offensive production wasting a solid starting pitching effort, this time from Hyun-Jin Ryu, whose return from the DL was much needed: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB and 7 Ks. The Dodgers had scored one in the first on a Scott Van Slyke single to right, but gave the run right back in the bottom of the first inning. Then the Dodgers scored another run in the fifth off a Matt Kemp RBI single, but proceeded to squander a rally when SVS GIDPd to end the inning. But this time, we broke through in the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 31, 2014

Game 137 Thread: August 31 @ Padres, 1p

Save us, Ryu! Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6, 3.28) vs. Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63). With the NL West lead down to 2.5 games, the Dodgers call upon Hyun-Jin Ryu to return from the DL and and frickin' save us. Playing the role of Ken tonight is Eric Stults, who took the loss against us in June, but beat us in August, off of five measley innings pitched. We certainly haven't done much street fighting in the last two games, both one-run losses with poor offensive outputs. Can Ryu bring his shoryuken and win this match?
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 31, 2014
Post-Game 135/136 Thread: Serious Friars

Post-Game 135/136 Thread: Serious Friars

That's a serious fryer. PADRES 3, DODGERS 2 (12) PADRES 2, DODGERS 1 (10) We've may have entered Petco Park like a lion (having beaten the Snakes twice in Arizona), but we're looking like a bag of dog food after two Padres extra-inning, walk-off victories (as opposed to those home extra-inning, non-walk-off victories, I suppose). Tonight's disaster felt a little bit more painful than last night's, as Alexi Amarista's one-out single off of Jamey Wright in the tenth not only wasted a great effort from Zack Greinke (8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER 2 BB and 8 Ks), but it also came after the Dodgers wasted...
Friars on Base Aug 30, 2014

Padres Look For Series Win Against Dodgers Saturday

On Trevor Hoffman Day at Petco Park, on the day one of the San Diego Padres’ greatest players is honored for his body of work by being inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame, the current version of the Friars attempt to stick it to their division rivals, the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. The […] Padres Look For Series Win Against Dodgers Saturday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 30, 2014

Game 136 Thread: Aug. 30 @ Padres, 5.40p

Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.79) vs. Ian Kennedy (10-11, 3.75) How hard can it be to beat these Pods? The Gnats are breathing down our necks and we can't seem to put this away. September call-ups should help, but that still won't solve a problem like Correia. Or Carmona. Here's hoping Ryu isn't still ass-hurt and that we can count on Hanley to play at least four innings in a row without pulling something (him, not us). The first thought I had this morning when I woke up was "It just doesn't seem like this (Dodger) team has that killer instinct. Prove me wrong, guys, but it seems like you're all on...
Friars on Base Aug 29, 2014

Padres Host Rival Dodgers For Weekend

The Padres (62-70) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-58) for a 3-game weekend series in San Diego. These two teams met last week at Dodger Stadium and the Dodgers took the series two games to one. The Padres are 4-9 against the Dodgers this year, and they last met in San Diego in June. The […] Padres Host Rival Dodgers For Weekend - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 29, 2014

Game 135 Thread: Aug. 29 @ Padres, 7p

Dan Haren (11-10, 4.44) vs. Andrew Cashner (2-6, 2.43). "I have to be able to step up," Haren told MLB.com. "I've been one of the five guys all year and however many starts I have left, they have to be as good as they can be." While not a Revolutionary sentiment, Haren knows he could be hitting The Streets if he can't hold his spot in the Dodgers' rotation. After winning their 3d series in a row against Arizona, the Dodgers are looking to beat up San Diego some more. Ya gotta beat the bad teams — after all, we wouldn't want the team's hard work to be All In vain.
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 29, 2014

Olney Backs Kershaw For 2014 NL MVP

From Byster Olney's latest blogpost (link insider only): Clayton Kershaw started the year as the best pitcher on the planet, and in 2014 he has somehow gotten even better. No team had loaded the bases against Kershaw even one time this season before the Diamondbacks did so Wednesday night. And naturally, Arizona didn't score. His success is predictable, writes Dylan Hernandez. He gave everybody else a one-month head start by opening the season on the disabled list, yet as of this morning, Kershaw leads all starting pitchers in wins (16), along with his usual array of outstanding ratio...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 29, 2014

Vin Scully Does Some Major-League Mythbusting

We don't get TWC at SoSG Worldwide Headquarters, so we apologize for the lack of new Vin transcriptions this season. But we've dipped into the archives (OK, last year's games) to bring you some fresh transcriptions we haven't run yet. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Vin Scully, from the seventh inning of the Cubs-Dodgers game on August 26, 2013: Greinke allowed a leadoff single to Castro, who was thrown out trying to steal. He then retired thirteen in a row before giving up a single to Murphy. He's retired four and then gave up the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014

Ryu and Uribe Shenanigans

I went to the Zach Greinke Bobblehead night and noticed Ryu pacing outside of the dugout.  He looks like he is trying to avoid Uribe, first standing behind to security guard to hide from him.  Then he tries to make a B line for the dugout, but SVS stops him.  So he actually walks into the dugout club section and down the steps. Enjoy the clip (if this thing lets me upload it) Ron Cey kindly signed my ball. I also went to the Matt Kemp Statue day game against the NY Mets.  The extreme loaded dog was in honor of New York with sauerkraut and sauce.  It was damn good and there...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014
Scoreboard Watching: August 28, 2014

Scoreboard Watching: August 28, 2014

I guess Timmah is finally going to find time to wash his hair, as Yusmerio Petit gets the nod instead of Tim Lincecum in today's Giants-Rockies game. The Rockies' Jordan Lyles (6-1, 4.05) faces off against Petit (3-3, 3.59), who is getting heralded for retiring 38 consecutive batters (seven batters shy of the MLB record, set by Mark Buerhle in 2009). But hold on there, Tex: In six appearances this year as a starter, Petit is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA. On the other hand, Lincecum has allowed 26 ER in his last 24.2 IP; so, Bruce Bochy has Petit fours'd into the game. 12.45p, first pitch.
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014
Post-Game Thread 134: Kershaw Rolls; Van Slyke Rolls Ankle

Post-Game Thread 134: Kershaw Rolls; Van Slyke Rolls Ankle

DODGERS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 1 So we got the sweep, and Clayton Kershaw went an eight full innings and allowed only one unearned run, in the fourth inning, when Yasiel Puig dove but couldn't come up with a short fly ball, and when the ball deflected to left fielder Scott Van Slyke, SVS fielded the ball but came up awkwardly and lobbed the ball into the infield, allowing the run to score. Van Slyke's injury didn't look horrible on replays, and we hope the big bearded man is okay; however it was a big loss from the game since he had just stroked a solo HR in the third that put the Dodgers up 3-0...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014
Announcing SoSG Fest 2013...er, 2014!

Announcing SoSG Fest 2013...er, 2014!

Just when you loyal readers feared the Sons had taken their laziness to a whole new level, we're thrilled to announce that the SoSG Board of Directors has officially approved SoSG Fest 2014 and that it has now been scheduled. Those of you who have been around this space for more than a few years know what holy hell is unleashed when Sons and loyal SoSG readers/commenters get together to watch a game together at an undisclosed location. Those of you who are newer will need to start training (here are some links to background on past SoSG Fests). As in years past, we have a limit on...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 27, 2014
Game 134 Thread: August 27 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Game 134 Thread: August 27 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Clayton Kershaw (15-3, 1.82) vs. Wade Miley (7-9, 4.29). Winning today's game wouldn't count as a "sweep", right? Because these stupid two-game series make no sense (especially given the MLB scheduling gods have given the Dodgers a rest day both before, and after, this intense two-game series). But hopefully we'll be wielding mini-brooms (to go with our mini sirloin burgers?), after Clayton Kershaw gets done with today's start. I do worry about Kirk Gibson ordering an inside pitch on Kid K (Roberto Hernandez did hit Alfredo Marte in Tuesday's game), but I'm hopeful that common sense will...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 27, 2014
Post-Game 133 Thread: 9 To 5

Post-Game 133 Thread: 9 To 5

DODGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5 I know our recent history with the Diamondbacks has been testy of late, with us swimming in their pool after clinching the division, and them hitting our players with pitches and breaking collarbones. But it's hard not to feel a little Fonda about the Snakes after watching last night's 9-to-5 victory. What began as a competitive game, punctuated by a two-run HR from Matt Kemp in the first, coupled with a two-RBI single by Ender Inciarte in the second to tie the game, ended up being a rout in the fourth inning. 11 Dodgers game to the plate in the fourth inning,...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 26, 2014
Game 133 Thread: Aug. 26 @ D'backs, 6:30p

Game 133 Thread: Aug. 26 @ D'backs, 6:30p

"And we're going to hit you, and you, and you...."Roberto Hernandez (7-9, 3.78) vs. Trevor Cahill (3-8, 4.54). Hey, we love the Diamondbacks! The Dodgers are 10-4 against Arizona this season, yet haven't played them since June. This is a two-game series, and frankly anything but a sweep will be deemed an embarrassment and a disaster by Dodger fans and the media. The Dodgers have faced Cahill four times this season (in March and April) and won three of those games. Cahill was sent to the minors for more than a month and reactivated after the All-Star break. Here's a plan: Let's help him back...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 25, 2014

Scoreboard Watching: August 25, 2014

Never. Gets. Old. We've got 30 more to play, boys and girls. The Giants, 4.5 games behind, have 33 left to play. How we have played more despite having started the season with two games in Australia, a week before anyone else started play, seems a bit bizarre. But hey, we'll take the days off to rest our injured staff! We've got two days off in August alone, and then another three days off in September; most of our remaining games are against NL West teams with the exception of three against Washington (Sept 1-3) and four in Chicago (Sept 18-21). This is good, as we're 34-19 vs. teams...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 25, 2014
Vin Scully, on Bribing Batters

Vin Scully, on Bribing Batters

We don't get TWC at SoSG Worldwide Headquarters, so we apologize for the lack of new Vin transcriptions this season. But we've dipped into the archives (OK, last year's games) to bring you some fresh transcriptions we haven't run yet. Lou Novikoff.Vin Scully, from the fourth inning of the Cubs-Dodgers game on August 26, 2013: I was thinking about P.K. Wrigley. During the war, the Cubs had a player by the name of Lou Novikoff. They called him the Mad Russian, I guess just because of the last name, whatever. And he put up great numbers in the minor leagues. That's a strike. But when he got to...

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