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Friday, July 29, 2011

Kemp Hits HR 25, Gets 5 RBIs in Game 105

Dodgers 9 12 1
D-Backs 5 6 1
WP- Lilly (7-10)
LP- Collmenter (6-6)
HR- Roberts (14), Kemp (25), Bloomquist (3), Upton (21)

Matt Kemp leads the National League with 80 RBI this season.
Bison Now Has 25 HRs, 80 RBIs & 27 SBs
The Dodgers explode offensively tonight thanks to a 3-run homerun (only the 4th of the season for the Dodgers) from Matt Kemp who also knocked in 5 runs. Andre Ethier also had a good game going 3 for 4. It wouldn't be a normal Lilly outing without some dingers served up my Father Time, and we had our share of those tonight as AZ hit three homeruns, although all solo shots.

Lilly starts off strong sending the snakes down in order in the 1st. Dre has a 2-out double in the bottom half, but neither team scores just yet.

The Lilly homerun derby begins in the 2nd when Roberts hits a solo homerun giving the D-Backs the 1-0 lead. Rivera doubles and Navarro walks in the bottom of the inning, but the Dodgers fail to score.

The Dodgers get ahead in the 3rd inning when Miles singles off a deflected ball off the pitcher Collmenter, Dre singles, and then Bison blasts a 3-run homerun to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead! Rivera also doubles before the inning ends.

The D-Backs score again in the 4th when Upton reaches 2nd on a throwing error by Lilly, Young grounds out allowing Upton to advance to 3rd, and Nady doubles in Upton, 3-2. The Dodgers also score in the bottom of the 4th when Velez walks, Lilly lays down a nice sac bunt to advance Velez, Hit Machine is hit by the pitch, Miles hits into a force allowing Velez to reach 3rd, then Ethier is hit by the pitch to load the bases for Kemp. Kemp comes through with a single scoring Velez and Miles and gives the Dodgers a 5-2 lead. The early hook for Collmenter is brought in by Kirk Gibson. Paterson comes into relieve him and gets Rivera to fly out.

Collmenter only goes 3.2 innings, allowing 7 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout on 81 pitches.

Lilly dishes out another solo homerun to Bloomquist in the 5th, 5-3. Duke comes in for AZ and has a 1-2-3 inning.

Lilly goes 5 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and 1 strikeout on 83 pitches.

Hawksworth comes into the 6th inning and walks Young, strikes out Nady, and commits a wild pitch which allows Young to 2nd. Roberts singles in Young, 5-4. Honeycutt visits the mound to see what is going on with Hawk. Hawk promptly walks Cowgill, so Mattingly takes him out and brings in Guerrier. He gets Blanco to ground out and Parra to strikeout to end the inning. Demel comes into pitch for the D-Backs in the bottom half of the 6th and allows a single to Carroll, Hit Machine grounds out moving Carroll to 2nd, Miles singles Carroll to 3rd, and Dre singles in Carroll making it 6-4. Kemp hits into an inning ending double play but tis ok.

In the 7th with Guerrier still pitching Kemp makes an awesome sliding catch to rob Bloomquist of an extra base hit. Johnson strikes out, but Upton hits a solo HR making it 6-5. Young flies out. Loney singles in the bottom of the 7th, and the D-Backs bring in Castillo. Gwynn hits a long fly ball to right field, and Upton can't seem to catch it allowing Gwynn to reach 2nd on the error and scoring Loney, 7-5. Carroll's sac fly scores Navarro when Upton can't seem to get a good throw even though Fatty is real slow, 8-5. Hit Machine then promptly doubles in Gwynn giving the Dodgers a commanding 9-5 lead.

Dougie pitches a very nice 1-2-3 8th inning. The Dodgers also go down in order in the bottom half.

Guerra comes into close it out and seems a bit shaky. Ransom singles, Bloomquist grounds out allowing Ransom to 2nd. Guerra lets one fly and the wild pitch gets Ransom to 3rd. He then walks Montero, but finally gets Upton to pop-up for the last out.
Upton Throws a Tantrum in the Dugout Throwing a Trash Can

Luckily we actually scored some runs tonight, because Lilly pitched decently but there was no way he wasn't giving up some kind of homerun action. Tomorrow Chad Billingsley will go to the mound in game 2. Trade deadline action will be heating up, and we will keep you posted to any breaking news.

Good night everyone, Go Blue:)

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