Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Post-Game 83 Thread: Back in First

Dee Gordon was silky smooth in the first inning tonight, but not so much when he hurt his hand in the eighth.

DODGERS 4, REDS 1

On the day the Lakers landed Steve Nash and Dodger-hater Carlos Lee got his ass shipped to Florida, the Dodgers made a little news of their own by reclaiming first place in the NL West. Sure, it's only by half a game, and they could slip back into second tomorrow, but valleys sure seem shallower in the rearview mirror, don't they? The Dodgers' recent nosedive was painful, but they were out of first place for six days (albeit the longest six days of the season so far).

Former Red Aaron Harang showed his old team no love, holding them to a single earned run over seven innings. Unlikely suspects Luis Cruz and James Loney each had RBIs in the Dodgers' three-run first inning, and Dee Gordon stole two bases — but left the game in the eighth after it looked like he hurt his hand sliding headfirst into third. (In other injury news, Andre Ethier hit the DL earlier today.) Ronald Belisario held the hold in the eighth, Adam Kennedy tacked on a sac-fly RBI in the ninth, and Kenley Jansen saved it in eight pitches.

Dodgers travel to Arizona for a four-game series, their last before the All-Star break. A win or two in the desert would sure help make July look a lot brighter than June.

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photo by Harry How/Getty Images

12 comments:

Neeebs * said...

Yee Haw

Franklin Stubbs said...

Must get to All-Star Break...

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck yeah. I was at my boss' place for the afternoon and it was great to be around so many people who couldn't go more than a few sentences without referencing the Dodgers, asking how they were doing, etc. LA all day, baby!

Dusty Baker said...
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MR.F said...

WE MAKE FIREWORKS PARTY!

Orel said...

Hope we can handle the Arizona Rawitches.

Steve Sax said...

First place fuckers!!!! I am drunk and I want fireworks!!!!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Enjoy your Fourth, for tomorrow is WHACKING DAY.

knapS said...

I'm enjoying the fourth,fif, sixth,seventh and eighthf.

Alex said...

At least it's not broken.

...that(')s what she said.

1st FUCKING PLACE!

Happy 4th!!!
'MERICA

#DODGERBLUE

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Giants, Angels, Red Sox all lose!

Cono that's what i'm talking about!

October baseball is what it's all about motherfuckers!!@ *passes out*

Eugenio's Streak said...

Wait, I'm confused, why did the Lakers sign Big Sexy Kevin Nash?