Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post-Game 101 Thread: Natsies Make Patsies, Dodgers Take Series

DODGERS 3, NATIONALS 1

The Nationals opened the game against Chad Billingsley with a walk, a HBP, and a single, causing Bills to get a visit from the dugout. Then the next batter singled in a run with the Nationals' second hit of the game. and things weren't looking too good, two hits and none out in the first.

But that was the last hit the Nationals got for the rest of the game. Bills struck out the side in the first and then went seven strong innings with 10 Ks to thoroughly befuddle the Nationals. And when PH Alex Cora came in to face Kenley Jansen in the eighth, it was more of the same; no hits for Jansen (1 K) and none for Javy Guerra into the ninth (2 Ks).

The Dodgers win thanks to some smart base running from Matt Kemp to score from first on an Aaron Miles 2-RBI single (making it 2-1 Dodgers). The Dodgers added a third run on a cheapie when James Loney, with the bases juiced and one out, should have GIDPed but reached first on a bad throw from Nats SS Ian Desmond, allowing Rafael Furcal (who had walked) to score from third and Loney to reach first safely.

Dodgers win the rubber match which may have had something to do with the fact Juan Uribe did not play today. No time to breathe however as the Rockies roll into town starting tomorrow.

17 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woot!

Dusty Baker said...

I wish I had some nice English pasties; preferably of the chicken curry variety.

Dusty Baker said...

They showd Alyssa Milano on the DiamondVision on Friday night. She was sitting there, then stood up to reveal a strong outfit considering she's about 437 months pregnant. She's True Blue.

http://tinyurl.com/3z7j7ap

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, who took that shot of Milano? I want to credit it

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

http://alyssamilano.posterous.com/dodgers-i-love-la-picture

Dusty Baker said...

I'm really glad I'll be able to start secondarily rooting for the Nats again now.

Fernie V said...

that's a cool tank top she has on

MR.F said...

Yeah, totes. Is that from her maternity line?

Dusty Baker said...

Alas, I am not the father.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. F: No, she just borrowed it from Uribe.

Fernie V said...

Mr F where do I find it, my wife is expecting?

Fernie V said...

Hey DB, since you are not the father, is she still talking to you, ask her where she got the tank.

Dusty Baker said...

I WISH I were the father. I'd totally tap dat ass.

Steve Sax said...

Geez man, I leave you peeps alone for an hour and we sink to new depths.

Dusty Baker said...

These are the same depths we've always sunk to.

Spank said...

*dry humps Alyssa Milano*

Dusty Baker said...

^ to which we've always sunk

My god, what a pitifully constructed sentence. (flogs self with dead 8th-grade English teacher's ruler)