Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Post-Game 83 Thread: Dodgers Launch Moonshots

DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 8

Here is the Whole New Blue we were led to believe would show up this season. For the first time in 2013, the Dodgers scored ten runs — five coming on four home runs: Uribe (411'), AGon (433'), Hanley (442') and Kemp (420') all went deep. The Dodgers ended up with ten extra-base hits, which they haven't done since the legendary 4+1 game.

The not-so-great news: Zack Greinke was wobbly, allowing five earned runs over five innings. He got the win anyway. And in a scene eerily reminiscent of Kemp's ill-fated run-in with the Coors Field outfield wall, Puig smashed his leg on a support beam while making an improbable catch on a Nolan Arenado fly ball in the fifth inning. The Dodgers announced Puig bruised his left hip and thigh, and is day to day.

Those downers aside, it was another productive day for the Dodgers. Both the Padres and Giants lost on walk-offs, and the Dodgers are now tied for second place in the NL West. What do you think about that, Hanley?

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22 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

4+1!

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Simpsons make me happy.

Hideo Nomo said...

AZ wins. Alas.

Hideo Nomo said...

So, like, if we fall behind, we can score more runs and win? Why didn't we know this before June 3rd?

Dusty Baker said...

Easy, Nomo. We're still working through this concept. Don't take it too fast.

Orel said...

Post updated with home run lengths.

Paul said...

I have emotional whip flash and it feels good.

Orel said...

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Yasiel Puig enjoying his first Fourth of July fireworks. #America pic.twitter.com/oPHmls1oCS

Hideo Nomo said...

Wasn't he here last July? Also, it's the third of July.

Hideo Nomo said...

I kid. That's a cool photo.

Paul said...

Always with the details Nomoster.

Hideo Nomo said...

He looks so happy.

Orel said...

Gnomes and his "facts." Buzzkillington.

Dusty Baker said...

Gnomes taking my contrarian, cantankerous thunder.

Buzz Killington said...

I wouldn't want to party with that Nomo guy.

Orel said...

Ha! Nice.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ha. I read that as "BJ Killeen" and was confused. (No offense, BJ!)

MR.F said...

My brother introduced me to a nickname for Uribe when he does good: Feast Mode!

Spank said...

good stuff. let's keep rolling.

BJ Killeen said...

No worries Nomo....after many drinks I don't read well either! :-D


Drunk with giddiness over the wins...Love to see the Gnats in the tank....

Neeebs said...

I'm both amused and proud of the comments tonight.

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