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Sunday, October 3, 2010

waterworks flow at Dodger stadium, Dodgers win finale 3-1

Dbacks  1 4 1
Dodgers 3 8 0

the waterworks were flowing at Dodger Stadium today, in Torre's final game as manager, and Brad Ausmus last game as a player, the Dodgers beat the Dbacks 3-1.

Ill keep the game recap short and sweet, since there is alot of other stuff to get to,

Lilly in what could be his last game with the Dodgers if they dont resign him, pitched well, beating Rodrigo Lopez.

The Dodgers got on the board in the first, as Ethier singled, and Kemp crushed another monster home run, his fifth in as many games, and his team leading 28th home run. for having a "bad season" and after all the strikeouts, Kemp still put up good slugging numbers and led the team in HR RBI, and runs scored.

AZ picked up a run in the 4th, when Ryal doubled, advanced to third on a fly ball, and scored on a Parra single.

the Dodgers added another run in the 7th, when ethier singled in a run off the bullpen gate, and the Dodgers went up 3-1.

Lilly pitched very well, going 7 strong innings for the win. he allowed 1 run off 4 hits, with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts.

Jansen pitched a scoreless 8th, and Kuo came in to pitch a scoreless 9th, picking up his 12th save, and tying Gagne, for lowest dodgers ERA in a season. The last out of the year coming on a groundout to first as Loney took it to the bag to end it.
The Dodgers finished the season at 80-82, winning number 80 today.

Ausmus had 2 hits in the game, going 2 for 4. he doubled, and had the ball called for. he ahd been given a salute and video tribute before the game, and then singled in the 8th. Ausmus was lifted for a pinch hitter, and recieved a standing ovation, for a great career.

Joe Torre made a speech after the game thanking the fans, it was rather quick and anti-climactic. goodbye Joe have a good retirement, and thanks for the memories.

Furcal who started the game went 0 for 1 and was taken out of the game after an inning. Hit Machine finishes the year with a .300 avg.

in one more nice moment, John Lindsey was announced so he could have his name in the box score. Torre called him a "good kid", as he exchanged lineup cards with the umpire, and the umpire said he had heard of him, and thought he was amazing. Lindsey preparing to have surgery on his broken hand, also recieved an ovation from the crowd.

in a sickening turn off events, the Giants won the NL west, beating the padres 3-0. the Braves just barly held onto to win against Philly 8-7. so remember all those crazy tiebreaker scenarios we were talking about earlier? none of those matter as the simplest plan happened. the braves win the Wild card, and the padres are elminated. those damm padres have only themselves to blame, losing 10 in a row, and then losing 3 out of 4 to the crappy cubs during the last homestand.

the rays won the AL east,a nd the yankees will be the wild card. here is how the Postseason bracket shapes up.

1.Tampa Bay



2.San Francisco

soooooo this means, go braves! oooooo wooooo woooo ohhhhh chop those fuckers!

final Dodgers team leaders

3.RBI-Kemp-89 (sorry Loney)

relief ERA-Kuo-1.20

team MVP-tied-Hit Machine, Ethier
cy young-Kershaw
relief pitcher of the year-Kuo (who keeps touching our heart every year)
utility guy of the year-Carroll-(solid player)

Meatballer of the year-Broxton, Sherrill, bumtel, troncoso, bellisario, Ramon Ortiz, Russ Ortiz, basically most of the Dodgers bullpen this season.

Bum of the year award-Auto out AKA Garret Anderson

fans voted ethiers walk off grand slam as the greatest moment of the season.

well thats about it for 2010. i would like to thank anyone who has taken the time to view this site. its been one hell of a year. a huge thank you to Stacie for her continued efforts, and all the great things she brings to this site. and of coarse a thank you to the Dodgers for another memorable year. we love the Dodgers, and they will be back next year, hopefully theyll actually win some games next year.

it sucks that the dodgers wont be in the playoffs this year, but it doesnt mean they wont be back next year.  its kind of sad, and frustrating. but what is it that Vinny always says? the best laid plans of mice and men.........looking forward to a great 2011 season. well thats about it dodger land. until next season......goodbye..........wait a minute! were not saying goodbye, theres still lots of interesting stuff to cover in the offseason, hot stove stuff, player profiles, season reviews, roasting the new manager, (watch out Donnie!) wacthing the giants get knocked out of the playoffs, (its gonna happen!). well still be posting, not every day like we do during the season, but well be here. stay tuned.......GO BLUE! GO DODGERS GO!

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