Thursday, July 30, 2009

Post-Game 102 Thread: Beat Thee in St. Louis

DODGERS 5, CARDINALS 3 (10)

Finally. Finally. Finally.

Player of the game: Matt Kemp (above), who hit a two-out, two-RBI single in the tenth inning to put the Dodgers ahead for good. (He ended up going 3-for-5 with three RBIs.) Nothing like a clutch hit to send the team to Atlanta in a good mood.

Honorable mentions: Hiroki Kuroda (6.0 IP, 2 ER), Hong-Chih Kuo (who struck out Rick Ankiel on three straight heaters after Joe Torre ordered Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday intentionally walked to load the bases in the eighth) and Jonathan Broxton (who got Pujols, the tying run, on a weak dribbler back to the mound to end the game).

Also, Rafael Furcal had a two-RBI double as his only hit of the game, and Casey Blake went 4-for-5, scoring two runs.

Good-bye, St. Louis, home of home-field advantage. If the Dodgers never return to play at Busch Stadium, it'll be too soon.

21 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My celebratory candy for the signing of Odom is now even sweeter.

Orel said...

You should never need an excuse to eat candy!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Less than 16 hours to the trade deadline.

Orel said...

SF 7, PHI 2, top 7. Figures.

Neeebs said...

I can't take my channel away from Channel 9 for some reason. Oh, I know its the weather that I'm interested in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Erin Andrews of meteorology.

Neeebs said...

I wish that she would stop pointing her breasts at my eyes

Orel said...

It means she likes you.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Lucky bastard

Ken said...

Kemp just eased my blood pressure.

I can sleep well tonight!

Chad'sKindaRad said...

kuo owns

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The 'Topes beat OKC 23-6.

Orel said...

'Topes win! 'Topes win!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I but Hu did nothing in that victory.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

*bet

Josh S. said...

"kuo owns"

Ankiel got Kuowned.

This "Thank God we didn't get swept!" feeling is really quite lovely.

Josh S. said...

Guy love,
That's all it is,
Guy love,
He's mine, I'm his,
There's nothing gay about it in our eyes.

Orel said...

Get a room!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Eye-chart is slipping under the radar. He had a rehab start with Albuquerque, and went 4-for-5, including a homer, with four runs scored and 5 RBI's

Dusty Baker said...

My sister in law just asked about Eye Chart a few seconds ago, so thanks to MLASF's post I was able to answer right away, thus seeming on top of things and saving myself some Googling.

Nic j said...

Im going up to the bay area this weekend to see a couple ball games. Im watching the A's against the jays on saturday, here's hoping I don't see any familiar faces in torontos lineup.

Sunday is giants vs phillies so I guess I will have to boo both teams.