Monday, June 07, 2010

Post-Game 58 Thread: A Rare Laugher Against the Cards

DODGERS 12, CARDINALS 4

What's a Hawksworth?

Hopefully, about 3 2/3 innings.

—Josh S.

Very, very nice, Josh. Hawksworth was actually worth four innings and six earned runs to the Dodgers, who small-balled their way to a lead early on. The scoring highlights were A.J. Ellis with the SQUEEZE! (legally, you can't talk about squeeze plays without getting excited) bunt, scoring Ronnie Belliard in the fourth, and Blake DeWitt's three-run home run in the fifth, his first HR of the season. Even Garret Anderson got in on the fun with a bloop RBI-double in the seventh.

Carlos Monasterios isn't an ironman yet — Joe Torre hooked him after six innings and 86 pitches — but he pitched a quality start and could be approaching Elyesque levels of effectiveness. Albert Pujols versus Monasterios? 0-for-3 lifetime. Ely trademate Jon Link also made his Dodgers debut fourth appearance of the season, throwing two scoreless to close the game out.

Hope you enjoyed tonight's rare laugher against the Cards, because the next two aren't going to be nearly as easy. Carpenter and Wainwright are waiting in the wings. Let's relive the 2009 NLDS!

23 comments:

NicJ said...

Infield reserve sect 19 row E

Josh S. said...

Did I just co-write the PGT? Nice!

Orel said...

Check's in the mail, Josh.

Orel said...

@DB (from GT) "And yes, I actually got out of my car and took a number of pics of this ad campaign. Make fun of me if you will, people."

I once stopped on La Brea to take pictures of Tim Biskup's mural for some phone gadget company.

Dusty Baker said...

TBLA hits us with this fact:

"Tonight is the first time the #Dodgers won by more than 3 runs since May 18"

Wow.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I stopped at that crummy Exxon at Alvarado and Glendale Blvd to snap these while passing traffic stared at this lame white boy wearing a suit and photographing some ghetto-looking graffiti art.

Neeebs said...

Lame white boy wearing a suit. Yes DB, you are my long lost lil bro.

Dusty Baker said...

Brother Neeebs!

Josh S. said...

I missed some of the end of the game, so I'm watching now. Link looks a bit like Bills on the mound.

Dusty Baker said...

They're showing Vin talking about the Scully/Wooden show they're about to air on Prime Ticket.

Josh S. said...

Oh, per Dusty's request in the GT, I'm sitting in Loge 160, Row C tomorrow night.

Dusty Baker said...

Mrs Dusty, MDIL, and I will be at:

47RS, Row F, Seats 12 - 14

Josh S. said...

Vin: "I didn't know about T.J. Simers. You know how HE is."

*dies laughing*

Josh S. said...

Nic, Dusty, since youse dudes are on the reserve level, I'm willing to come up and meet at a predetermined time.

NicJ said...

sounds doable, shall i wear a white rose in my lapel?

i should be there early, let me know.

Mr. Customer said...

Feeling left out now, but there are other duties to attend tomorrow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess it's just gonna be me tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh

Yeah love to see you if it's easy enough for you (surely it would be easier than that 3 mile trek you had to make last time).

cc - Nic

KempKershaw said...

Orel- Link had appeared in 3 previous games this season, including both ends of the April 27th doubleheader with the Mets.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8710/gamelog;_ylt=AkzfVHkpXSDWin0mZRwWFnKFCLcF

Orel said...

Whoops! Corrected. Thanks, KK.

KempKershaw said...

Your welcome.

Greg Finley said...

Did you notice that Vin Scully also said it was Link's major league debut? Doesn't he at least watch the road games?

Josh S. said...

Greg, Vin corrected himself after a moment.