Sunday, May 29, 2011

Post-Game 54 Thread: Anchored By Kershaw, The Dodgers Win A Series

DODGERS 8, MARLINS 0

Clayton Kershaw had a great day and Ricky Nolasco had a bad day, and the Dodgers surprisingly took the series from the second-place team in the NL East. Kershaw fanned 10 and had his second career CG shutout; he also went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI (his fourth career RBI). Nolasco ceded a franchise-high 15 hits through five innings, and was left out to dry given the Marlins' use of five pitchers the night prior. Rafael Furcal had a two-run HR and went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI; Andre Ethier and Jay Gibbons also had three-hit games.

Matt Kemp and Don Mattingly were thrown out in the fourth inning after squandering a bases-loaded, one out situation, but hey, why focus on the bad? The Dodgers Won A Series! I'll take it!

24 comments:

Neeebs said...

I take full credit for this victory.

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs, I don't believe you were there! Send proof!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs is our talisman!

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs needs to go to every game!

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs for president!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, where are you? I got oban opened up my friend

Neeebs said...

@Sax: Proof sent.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm on my sofa, Saxy!

Spank said...

Aber beklecker nicht das sofa,sofa

Steve Sax said...

Just verified, Neeebs speaks the truth. And/or, he likes soft serve ice cream.

Fuck the Giants!

Steve Sax said...

Dusty , I will have to send you a virtual neat Oban drink

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That was a good game.

Steve Sax said...

Ok, mr la sc, you get one too

Dusty Baker said...

Can I get another Oban, please?

Steve Sax said...

Virtually, yes

Neeebs said...

Four cups of sangria for the nightcap. Awesome day.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

I like how you used the word "cups." I like to imagine your sitting there in the corner of the kitchen, fresh off a rare Dodgers victory, with the lights dimmed, the little ones sent to bed, and you drinking cup after cup of sangria out of an old, cracked porcelain cup that has long since had a proper handle.

Alex Cora said...

Think Donnie is contemplating running Kershaw out every game (either to pitch and/or hit).

Neeebs said...

@DB: I like it. But fiction works better here. In reality, the cup was some vacation souvenir.

Paul said...

Was it the cup from my annual ceramic elf collectors party? Sorry I had to go cheap and give out plastic cups instead of glass.

Steve Sax said...

I do love me the Howard Dean scream.

David said...

Kershaw is as old right now as Lincecum was his rookie year.

Paul said...

@Sax

First the Dodgers win 2 of 3, then 3 of 4, then 4 of 5, 5 of 6, 6 of 7....yeeeeeea!


The Dean speech always makes me smile.

Dusty Baker said...

Ah, the vacation souvenir. I hope it was one from the Redneck Riviera in FL with comically exaggerated map placement of local attractions.