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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dodgers begin four game series with Pirates

Dodgers Lineup

Ross Ohendorf-0-2 vs. Dana Eveland-2-0

WOW! what a game last night huh? a true team effort getting Kershaw his 19th win last night was certainly dramatic. Aaron Miles hit in the 8th was the decisive run, and after his wide throw pulled sellers off the bag in Atlanta costing Kershaw a win, its really wonderful seeing Miles knock in the game winner helping to get Kersh the win. The Dodger bullpen was fantastic once again, pitching through near levels off exhaustion, and cracked fingernails, to hold the backs to just two runs and preserve Kersh's win. 

The Umpires were just despicable in what they did last night. I just don't get that. why would they just toss Kershaw when no warnings were issued? as I rewatched that at bat, it was very obvious Parra leaned into the pitch, and it badly grazed his elbow. what we didn't know was that MLB and Joe Torre, now baseball executive, called both teams before the game, to issue a blanket warning, and that they would be watching.
I looked up the rulebook, and that is legal. Baseball can issue a warning before the game, and the umps are instructed to toss at the first hint of a beaned batter. this should not be allowed when a pitcher is going for the Cy Young. very  disgusting, come on Baseball, get it together!
regardless, you can bet dollars to donuts that the Dodgers will be plunking Parra to their heart's content during the final series in Arizona.

check out the lineup above, Tim Federowicz (fedex) is getting his first start behind the plate today.
also Sands and Rivera in the outfield. Sands seems to be coming around at the plate, but his outfield defense is atrocious. poor Kemp will be run ragged. I miss Dre.

tonight's game should be much more calm, as the fourth place Pirates will enter for a four game series. 
The pirated come in with a 67-82 record, and boast the top double play combo in baseball with Neil Walker and shortstop Ronny Cedeno. and they will open with Ross Ohlendorf. he's only won once in his last 32 starts, and got knocked around in his start last friday allowing 6 runs on 10 hits. he's 0-2 this season, and has been out with injury. the Dodgers have hardly seen him the last few years, and he's 0-1 against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers will counter with College of the Canyons graduate Dana Eveland. Eveland who has been seemingly picked out of the trash bin following an all-star season with Albuquerque, has been great since filling in for injured Rubby De La Rosa. he is 2-0 and has only allowed 1 earned run in two starts. the former COC Cougar will try to keep on keepin' on as he tries to pitch his way into the 2012 rotation.

tonights game is a usual 710 start time, and on Prime Ticket. I will be in class, until around 9, but should make it home for the last few innings, and Ill be posting late tonight. One more Arizona win, or one more Dodgers loss will officially eliminate us from contention. but hey we still got the wild card right? nah our elimination number for that is 2. 8 more wins gives us a winning season, but I want Kersh to get his 20th more. ok I admit I want both. check in with us later for a late night post game edition. GO BLUE!

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