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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Giants Can't Get Past Us Without a Fight

Giants @ Dodgers
Game 2

Dana Eveland (2-1, 2.25) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (11-7, 2.68)
Dana Eveland with the COC Cougars in 2003
Last night Lincecum, the Freak, was Sandblasted and Kershified as the Dodgers took game one and gave Bruce Bochy some heartburn. Any postseason hope for the Giants is withering away, and the Dodgers look to continue their spoiler role today in game 2. AZ's magic number is down to 3 to clinch the NL West Division, and the Giants elimination number for the wild card is 4. ClaYton Kershaw has had one of the most special years I have ever witnessed by a Dodger pitcher. It makes the disappointment of not making the playoffs this season a little less sour. I can remember some of the great Dodger pitchers of our generation like Ramon Martinez, Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela, Hideo Nomo, Pedro Martinez, Eric Gagne, etc. Yet Clayton Kershaw is really in a league by himself. He's only going to get better too, and winning his first Cy Young award will most likely be the first of many accomplishments to come. Wouldn't be awesome to see him pitch in the World Series, Dodger fans?

Clayton Pops Open Some Bubbly After His 20th Win
Dana Eveland will try to keep the Dodgers above .500 tonight while he attempts to redeem himself from his last start against Pittsburgh. He lost to Ohlendorf who hit a 3-run homerun against him. Eveland faced Vogelsong before on September 10th when he pitched an impressive 7 shutout innings allowing only 3 hits. 2 of the hits were dished up to Pablo Sandoval, and he most likely he will not be starting because of a sore shoulder. Vogelsong has had a comeback type season, and he will be vying for his 12th win and doing everything he can to postpone the inevitable demise of the Giants season.


Gordon 6
Carroll 4
Kemp 8
Rivera 7
Loney 3
Miles 5
Sands 9
Ellis 2
Eveland 1

Today is Scott's birthday, so he's getting a much-needed night to go out and party or perhaps relax at home and enjoy the game. Let's get a win for him tonight! Ironically Dana Eveland attended the same college as Scott, so perhaps one College of the Canyons alumni will prove the other proud.

Watch the game on Prime Ticket, then join us after for our postgame recap! Go Blue!

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