Friday, April 15, 2016

Post-Game 11 Thread: Dodgers Beat Bumgarner On Jackie Robinson Day

DODGERS 7, GIANTS 3

Clayton Kershaw improved to 2-0 with a seven-inning, 3 ER (0 BB / 6 Ks) performance to hold the Giants in check at the Ravine. Madison Bumgarner was bested by the usual suspects...no, scratch that--he was solidly beaten by Kike Hernandez (TWO HR and a double, 4 RBI) and Charlie Culberson (2-for-4 with 3 RBI). Hernandez, who homered on the first pitch of the game, also laid out for a sweet catch on a Oyster Pubes fly ball to short left for the out. Bumgarner yielded 8 H and 7 R (4 ER) over a paltry five innings, thanks to those unusual offensive powerhouses. But hey, I'll take it!

Even more amazing was the fact that Chris Hatcher and Joe Blanton didn't fail to hold Kershaw's start. Each had scoreless innings of relief. Wow.

This was the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's MLB debut. What better way to celebrate than a win over the Giants that gives us sole possession of first place in the division.

7 comments:

Paul said...

Party makin.

Steve Sax said...

Yeah that was pretty key, especially after such a disastrous last weekend. Let's keep it going.

Dusty Baker said...

Party makin. Party party makin!

Dusty Baker said...

Great atmosphere at the Yard tonight. All positive, Gnats assholes in attendance were bein cool.

Steve Sax said...

Do gnats have assholes?

karen said...

^^^Big giant ones^^^

60ft6in said...

Last night was the third time I was at a game where the Dodger lead-off man hit two home runs including a lead-off home run to start the game. Davey Lopes was 5-for-6 with 3 HR, D, S and 4 rbi in an 18-8 win on 20 Aug 1974 @ Chicago Cubs (it was 18-2 after 5 1/2 innings). Paul Lo Duca was 2-for-4 with 2 HR and 3 rbi in a 4-3 win on 3 Jul 2001 vs San Francisco. Enrique Hernandez was 3-for-5 with 2 HR, D and 4 rbi in a 7-3 win on 15 Apr 2016 vs San Francisco. Lopes and Hernandez each hit home runs in their first two plate appearances in their big games. Lo Duca's second home run was for two rbi to tie the game in the 8th inning. Fittingly two of these games were against our cousins the Giants. All three occurrences resulted in Dodger wins.