Friday, August 21, 2009

From Zero to Hero

Russell Martin, August 19: ninth-inning error contributes to loss to Cards.

Russell Martin, August 20...

Grand salami in the sixth inning unties the game.

Manny's happy!

Fans are happy! O-Dog's happy! Bison's happy! Torre's...happy inside?

A bouquet of Dodger outfielders.

Clayton Kershaw plays bongos on Martin's head.

Super-sub Jeff Weaver pitched well but didn't receive the win.

photos 1, 2 & 6 by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images; 3, 4 & 5 by Harry How/Getty Images


Fred's Brim said...

Great win, one to build on. I really appreciated the execution out there: Weaver's bunt to get Russ over in the second before Raffy's run-scoring, 2-out single, Weaver finishing off hitters, especially with 2 strikes and/or 2 outs, and with guys on base, O's bunt to get guys to 2nd and 3rd before the IBB to Loney and Russ' slam, Casey's 2-out single to score Manny from 2nd. It's play like this that really plucks my baseball strings.

i hope this is the start of a great streak when we put this thing away

Nostradamus said...

Prior to the game, we set odds at 7:1 that Russ would do something to piss me off.

I've rarely been so pleased to be wrong.

MR.F said...

Great picture of Torre.

Paul said...

Getting ready to make the trip down to so cal. I haven't been to the Stadium in over a month and that was for that horrid game against the Astros when Billingsley had a meltdown. So I am ready for good times at Chavez Ravine and my first stop at the Shortstop!

Kyle Baker said...

It looks like Torre is raising a Black Power fist: "Right on, bro!"

Josh S. said...

When Russ gets back to the dugout after the slam, you can hear him say something along the lines of "It's that bat! I told you, I like that bat!"

We like it too! Keep using it!!!