Sunday, September 07, 2014

Post-Game 143 Thread: 2 Games in 1

A.J. Ellis shows Dee Gordon where he found the Fountain of Youth.


The Dodgers played two games today — but they didn't play a doubleheader. No, they were two completely different teams in one game. For the first 5 1/2 innings, D'back starter Trevor Cahill no-hit the Dodgers while Zack Greinke struggled with his command, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks.

Then in the bottom of the sixth, the fun began. Dee broke up Cahill's no-hit bid with a double, Hanley walked, and AGon absolutely crushed a 436-home run to center.

The Dodgers put it out of reach in the seventh, when AGon hit another three-run homer, which Kemp followed with a homer of his own. Meanwhile, emerging stud Carlos Frias and Brandon League combined to hold the Snakes hitless over the last three innings, with League striking out the side to end the game.

Other fun things of note:

  • Puig batted seventh, the lowest he's batted since coming up to the majors. He went 0 for 2 with a walk.
  • Young Joc came up with the bases loaded and two out in the sixth and struck out in an AB in which he took some awkward swings.
  • Mattingly and Kershaw were ejected in the seventh after D'bags reliever Oliver Perez plunked Ethier following the back-to-back homers by AGon and Kemp. Both teams were given warnings, which Mattingly thought was unwarranted since Perez hit Ethier with a (relatively harmless, in his view) slider.
  • A.J. Ellis didn't start on his bobblehead day but caught the last three innings and went 0 for 2 at the plate.
  • More Kemp defensive goodness? More Kemp defensive goodness.
  • Kudos to Alanna Rizzo for keeping her cool under Powerade fire.

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers


spank said...

A very hot and very wet Alanna Rizzo. Lord Jesus!!


Fred's Brim said...

and the Tigers didn't lose!

Fred's Brim said...

Watching the replay of Adrian's first homer. It bounced over the batter's eye fence after going over the fence. That was a no-doubter

Steve Sax said...

Watching the second was catchable. Ender Inciarte didn't take a very good route.

Steve Sax said...

Alanna Rizzo was pretty smooth post-drenching. Impressive!