Winning the Series

It was the last game of a 3 game series with the Rockies. The Dodgers were hoping to win the series. The Dodgers has won 6 out of the last 7 games and the D Backs have hit the skids as everyone predicted losing the last 7. Colorado is in first place, only 1/2 game ahead of the D Backs and 3 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers. The Dodgers have yet to be a .500 ballclub but they are headed in the right direction.

It was Military Appreciation Day as well as Cal Poly Day. I noticed many veterans in the stands. Hats off to all of them and thanks for their service.

I, of course, had a special ticket to get a hat. The hat is pretty awesome.

It was a splendid day for a ball game. The weather was in the 60’s which to me is perfect. The sun was peaking through the clouds.

Joc stopped to sign but pretty much everyone else rushed through. I had pics for Yasmani but he ignored me so I guess I’ll just trash those nice pictures. Too bad for him.

I went to the Club to eat and was happy to see Yoshiko. She is making a move to Texas soon which makes me sad. She invited me to come visit and see the Cowboys play. She has season tickets.

The sirloin and chicken were yummy. I hurried back to the field. Unfortunately my usual spot was occupied so I moved over to another spot where Mikey and his Dad were.

Good to see Alyssa and friend.

Kenta was just making his way down the field.

Austin, who was catching Kenta, was already on the field. They have a nice rhythm and work well together. I was wearing Austin’s ST jersey since I promised him I would when he started. It has been a good luck jersey so far.

They came out to stretch.

Uh yeah….this shoulder.

This definitely doesn’t look like a Support Dog.

National Anthem. The NFL has laid down the law that there will be no kneeling during the National Anthem and if that is an impossibility for the player, they can stay in the locker room. I guess after losing many sponsors and fans, they finally took that step. I have yet to see an MLB player kneel and you figure many of them are not even US citizens. I love my baseball players.

With the military color guard. Very moving. The whole ceremony to me was emotional probably because my son is active duty Navy. When you think about what these young men and veterans have given up, how can you not be touched? Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney have been instrumental through the Dodgers Dream Foundation in opening up temporary housing and help for female veterans. Justin always shakes the Veteran of the Day’s hand and gives him an autographed ball at the dugout.

Here come Kenta and Austin. Hi Kenta. I yelled out “Good game Austin!” He nodded.

There goes Justin

and Kike


First pitch. Maeda pitched a super game. He struck out 12 and had 6 scoreless innings. He allowed only 2 hits.

In the 1st inning, Nolan Arenado walked but was left on base. In the bottom of the 1st, the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 2nd inning, the Rockies were out in order. It’s going well. Usually with our Dodger starting pitchers, the dangerous time is the first couple of innings. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers were also out in order.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Kyle Freeland walked but was left on base with a double play.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers started their offense.

Puig singled on a ground ball to right field.

Kenta laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt with Yasiel going to 2nd.

Chris Taylor took one for the team and walked. Unfortunately he was left on base.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Rockies were all struck out.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Justin singled to center.

Kike singled to right with Justin going to 2nd.

Logan hit a ground rule double scoring Justin. We are on the board. 1-0.

Always a lot of dramatics with Yasiel when he is up. He hit a fielders choice scoring Kike and ended up on 2nd. Way to go Yasiel.

A little dirty on the play. 2-0.

Kenta was almost hit by a pitch and then struck out ending the inning.

In the top of the 5th inning, Ian Desmond singled. First hit for the Rockies. He was left on base.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Chris walked.

Austin ground into a force out with Chris out at 2nd. Real hustle for the fleet footed Austin. Is he actually smiling??? 🙂

Justin singled with Austin going to 3rd.

Matt hit a sacrifice double play with Austin scoring. Austin was fast enough to score before the out at 2nd which was the 3rd out. 3-0. The picture of Austin scoring is blurry because he was so quick.

In the top of the 6th inning, Blackmon walked and Dahl singled but Arenado and Parra both struck out. Kenta was on fire.

In the bottom of the 6th inning the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 7th inning, Chris Iannetta walked and Kenta was yanked out and replaced with Petey Baez. Fingers crossed. Carlos Gonzalez lined out. Three out. Whew!!!

In the bottom of the 7th inning Joc Pederson doubled.

He quit doing the crotch grabbing to stretch. Someone must have told him.

Chris Taylor walked.

The Rockies are probably wondering where this offense was coming from. They changed pitchers.

In the top of the 8th inning, there were several defensive switches with Joc remaining in the game, Cody at 1st, Scott Alexander replacing Petey. Blackmon singled. Uh oh. But Dahl ground into a double play. Dodger fans were on their feet.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dodgers were out in order.

The guys were watching with interest as Kenley came out to close the game. It is much more fun to win.

Austin and Kenley discussed the game plan. Austin has been fantastic behind the plate. He definitely knew the key to defeating the Rockies. He needs to have the opportunity to play more.

Kenley was magnificent.

Even though there is an easier and safer way to get on the field, most of the Dodgers jump over the rail, even the silver fox.

The Dodgers won the series before a crowd of 45,884. Surprising that there were 2,000 more fans at this game than at the game the night before which was the Corey Bobblehead giveaway day. There was no giveaway on Wednesday. I notice that when the Dodgers are winning, there are more fans. I call them the fair weather fans.

The tide seems to have turned. The Dodgers are only 3 1/2 games out of first place. They have yet to be a .500 ballclub but that will come. The Padres are in last place but they are only 5 1/2 games out of first place. The western division isn’t a very strong division but not as bad as AL central. First place Cleveland is barely over .500 with .511.

Thursday is a day off. On Friday the Dodgers will face the Padres with Ross Stripling 1-1 ERA 2.08. He has gone from bullpen to starting pitcher and back again. He will face Clayton Richard 3-5 ERA 4.87.

In closing, I borrowed a pic from Jon SooHoo of Ian Desmond going over the rail to make a fantastic catch. It looks similar to the the one of my son and i when Gabe Kepler came over the rail and robbed Russell Martin of a homerun. It was ESPN play of the week and also the play of the year.

Thanks for stopping by. It has been a good home stand so far. GO DODGERS!!!

Rockin’ the Rockies

We all were confident that the Dodgers would turn it around and become the National League champions that they were last season. It’s been a struggle but everything seems to heading in the right direction. Yasiel has made adjustments since coming back from DL and has regained his powerful swing and discipline. Puig, Doc and Stan Kasten seem to be in deep discussion.

Everyone seemed to be in good spirits. This team won’t let adversity get them down.

At the dugout Walker Buehler signed some autographs. He’s always been polite and nice about signing. I had his batting glove with me so I asked him if he would sign it.

Success!!! Thanks again for the glove, Cindy!!

The food in the club was as usual tasty and wonderful. The herb roasted tri tip was 329 lager marinated and served with tomato relish and charred onions. The beer can chicken was served with baked red potatoes, roasted chilies, Angel City ale jus. One of my favorite vegetables is squash and the grilled zucchini and mushrooms was perfection. Later on I went back to the club and picked up a couple of meatball sliders.

I was already in a better mood than I was when I first arrived at the stadium. It was Corey Seager bobblehead day so there was a crowd of people I’ve never seen lined up at the entrance. I hate bobblehead days!!! Grumpy me.

Just in time to see Yasmani come out to the field. I’m giving him a pack of pictures so he will see why I take so many pics. He’s always looking at me.

And good friend Brock Stewart who has yoyo’d back and forth from Oklahoma City to LA was back to start the 2nd game of the series.

Rewind back to ST when Brock took this selfie. He was proud of how it turned out. It’s one of my all-time favorite selfies BTW.

He stretched and threw some pitches.

Always good to see my best friends at the game.

Logan was brave and took on the fans.

The crowd grew until it became a little intimidating. No wonder the guys aren’t quick to come sign. It can become dangerous. As you can see, it’s mostly adults. The children were squished in the front.

It was an amazingly nice day. I’m not looking forward to the blazing heat of summer. I’m enjoying this mild weather.

Cody is really good about signing. I pointed out to everyone where he usually signs.

National Anthem time


Austin caught the first pitch.

Sue: I think I hear someone calling me.

Me: Over here!!!

Brock and Yasmani made their way to the dugout

You ready, Justin?? One more squat…

First pitch. And here we go.

There were good vibes going on. The crowd was excited. We all knew it would be a good game. It just felt like it.

In the top of the 1st inning, that Gerardo Parra singled but was left on base after Nolan Arenado ground out.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, Justin hit a ground-rule double.

The consistent Matt Kemp singled scoring Justin. 1-0. Great start. The crowd was electric.

Cody doubled with Matt to 3rd.

Chris Taylor walked.

Showing great discipline at the plate, the new Puig walked, scoring Matt. 2-0. I know Yasiel was itching to swing. Logan hit a fly ball out to right field leaving the bases loaded. Logan didn’t have a good game.

In the top of the 2nd inning, Ian Desmond hit a solo homerun to left center. 2-1.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Charlie Blackmon singled, that Dodger killer Gerardo Parra singled, Nolan Arenado singled scoring Blackmon. The score was tied. Back to scratch again. 2-2. We were all shaking our heads.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers were again out in order.

In the top of the 4th inning, Ian Desmond reached 1st on a throwing error. Daniel Castro was intentionally walked to get to the pitcher Chad Bettis who lined out. Smart move.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Yasiel again walked

He was really wanted to swing but he waited. Unfortunately Logan hit a fly to right field and pinch hitter Utley ground out. Yasiel was left on base. Frustration.

In the top of the 5th inning, new pitcher Erik Goeddel replaced Brock Stewart.

The Rockies were out in order. Great job.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Dodgers were again out in order. The score remained tied.

I went up to the club to get my cookies. Thank you Bud. It’s always a highlight of my night. Wonderful people in the club!!

In the top of the 6th inning, Chargois replaced Goeddel. Trevor Story immediately walked and then stole 2nd base. Ian Desmond singled scoring Story. Those walks always come back to bite you in the you-know-where. The Rockies pulled ahead to our chagrin. 2-3.

The Dodgers never give up.

Matt singled to right field with a sharp line drive. Cody grounded into a force out with Matt out at 2nd. Cody on 1st.

And then it happened. The Chris Taylor we all know as the co-MVP of the National League playoffs, hit a huge homerun scoring Cody. 4-3.

We were just settling back into our seats, when Yasiel decided not to walk at this at-bat.

He hit a solo homerun to left center. Back to back homeruns. The National League Champs are back!!! The Dodgers pulled ahead. 5-3. It was indeed icing on the cake.

In the top of the 7th inning, with Cingrani pitching, the Rockies were out in order.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dodgers were again out in order.

In the top of the 8th inning, with Josh Fields pitching, the Rockies were again out in order. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dodgers also were out in order but they held onto the lead going into the 9th inning.

It was up to Kenley to tie this win up. He came out in the top of the 9th inning. I was confident there would be no bottom of the 9th inning.

The score looked promising.

You said what Doc?

The guys watched the game intently.

OK Corey…you grab the bat like this…..!

It’s fun watching Yasiel in the outfield. The fans were all chanting “Puig! Puig!”

There was a catch in everyone’s throat when Chris Ianetta hit a ground-rule double but all was well at Dodger Stadium when Pat Valaika struck out with the final score 5-3. The Dodgers had beat the 1st place Rockies.

They climbed over that precarious rail and stormed the field. Matt was in a hurry to get out there.

It was a satisfying game for the crowd of 43,719, I’m surprised it wasn’t a sellout. As it was, 3,719 didn’t get bobbleheads. It was a win for JT Chargois. It was crowded at the stadium but not impossible as it usually is on bobblehead nights.

On Wednesday, Kenta Maeda 3-3 ERA 3.89 will face Rockie Kyle Freeland 4-4 ERA 3.17. It will be day to day as far as Dodger starting pitchers go. None announced for the long weekend. Dodgers are only 4 1/2 games out of 1st place. Strange because they are 21-27. The D Backs hit the skids as I predicted, losing the last 6 games.

Wednesday is Military Appreciation Day. I will be getting the cap for my son who is in the Navy. We all appreciate their service to our country and the sacrifice they make.

Thanks for stopping by. Dodgers will win the game on Wednesday and thusly win the series. GO DODGERS!!!

Home Isn’t Always So Sweet

The Dodgers returned home still glowing with a 4 game winning streak, having swept the Washington Nationals. For some reason the Dodgers can’t seem to win at home. Walker Buehler was the starting pitcher and had a fantastic outing but the offense just didn’t continue their hitting at home.

I was excited to be back at Dodger Stadium. Usually when they are on the road, I’m at work so going to the games is like a nice vacation.

Max Muncy was outstanding on the road. We were hoping he could continue his hitting at home.

The guys were busy warming up and throwing but Joc took time to sign a few autographs.

I went up to the 2nd floor to see Max at his game used shop. I was looking for some Austin Barnes stuff especially the Mother’s Day hat. I was able to snag Matt Kemp’s hat and also Austin’s ST hoody. Not sure why I bought that hoody since I don’t wear jackets often at the stadium, maybe 4 times all last season. Mike Bolsinger gave me his jacket a few seasons ago and I never wore it but carried it with me in my backpack. I left Max happily with my new purchases. While I was there, someone bought Walker Buehler’s jersey, unsigned, for $1100. UNSIGNED!!!

Matt Kemp’s hat. You can tell it’s his by the number inside. Maybe he’ll sign it for me.

I went to the club to eat. I miss the food when the Dodgers are on the road. I eat well during the season and this year has been the absolute best. I can’t rave enough about the wonderful food.

There was Jack Daniels chicken wings, Mexican corn, Chile Colorado. It was delicious.

There also was a mushroom pasta and fully loaded mashed potatoes that were worth seconds and maybe thirds.

I can’t forget the salads. I spent too much time eating and eating and eating.

Yasmani was already walking across the field so I took this pic with my IPhone.

Oh, there you are. What took you so long?

Yasmani stretched and warmed up.

Then Walker Buehler was next on the field, looking so much like a teenager with his hoody on. With Kershaw, Ryu and Hill out, he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He has so far been as good as we were hoping he would be.

It was Firefighter Appreciation Night.

There was a nice pregame program. Dodger fans were treated to $1 Dodger dogs. Those who purchased a special ticket received a special coin. I may be the only one that feels this way, but I would rather get a cap, tote bag or a tee shirt. What do you do with a coin, especially one you can’t spend?

Walker warmed up and then went into the bullpen.

It definitely was a beautiful, slightly cloudy day, I really don’t like the hot days of summer. Everyone was already putting on their hoodies and jackets. I never put on a jacket all night.

Matt came out amidst cheers. Everyone loves Matt.

They stretched and warmed up. Cody signed at the dugout. The attendance that day was light but the fans waiting for autographs were a bit rambunctious. The kids were egged on by their parents. The parents would tell the kids to yell at the players for autographs. I don’t know how the guys feel but it gets on my nerves. I feel that if the crowd is too aggressive, the players won’t come sign because it can be a bit intimidating. One kid had his hat signed by Cody and his Dad told him to keep yelling at him to sign his jersey too. I thought that was stretching it a bit since he was very lucky to get one autograph. The Dad kept telling the kid to turn around so Cody could see he was wearing his jersey. Oh well. I knew Cody wouldn’t sign again since he had already signed.

There goes Chris who rarely signs for the loud annoying crowd.

There goes Max and Justin. Oh well. The crowd dispersed since they only wanted autographs.

The Firefighters honor guard presented the colors for the National Anthem.

Matt was the only player left on the field at that time.


Ooops, I forgot someone.

Hey Walker…let’s gooooo!!!

Uh…almost forgot my jacket.

And Walker and Yasmani made their way down the field.

It’s a joy to watch Sir Buehler. He has been outstanding. You can tell that he has something special.

First pitch.

And there is where it goes downhill. Rockies pitcher German Marquez pitched a super game holding the Dodgers to 2 hits: a double by Matt Kemp and a homerun by Max Muncy. The Dodgers offense again went blank. For some reason home is not so sweet to Dodgers offense.

Matt after hitting a double.Max running in after hitting the homerun!!

Justin’s first home game this 2018 season. Good to have him back.

It was a scary moment when Walker was hit in the ribs by a comeback ball. We should probably call him “Iron Ribs” Walker since he finished the play with an out at first. He continued pitching after that. Anyone who has had an injury to the ribs knows that it’s no fun.

He took a few practice pitches and continued on like a trouper. He had only allowed the one run when he left the game. The Dodger bats were quiet however.


Something is in my hat

Who do I see in the dugout? His right hand looks a little swollen. Elevation Mr Seager.

The game ended on a sour note when Matt hit a single but was supposedly out at first. How does that happen? Doc tried to argue but the Rockies were already giving each other high fives. Bad call. Matt obviously knew he wouldn’t make it to second so why would they think he left first to go to second? I don’t get it and neither did the Dodgers fans who booed the umpires as we all left the stadium. The Dodgers never win any call.

The Rockies are now in 1st place by half a game. I can’t believe that the D Backs lost their first place standing. Not sad about that.

Tuesday is Corey Seager bobblehead day. Maybe that’s why he is back in town. Corey is an awesome guy. I hate bobblehead days. Too crowded with unpleasant “fans.”

The Dodgers will get their momentum back and start winning again. I have faith. These guys are after all my Dodgers!! We will support you guys no matter what.

There is no Dodger pitcher announced for Tuesday’s game as of yet. This unnamed Dodger pitcher will face 29 year old Rockie Chad Bettis 4-1 ERA 3.27. The Dodgers record is 20-27, out of first by 6.5 games. There are 10 games in this homestand. By the end of this home stretch, the Dodgers will be at least in second place. HOPING.

Thanks for stopping by. You make this blog worth writing. My hope is to share my unique special experiences with you and maybe you will love the Dodgers as much as I do.



Here we go!!! Dodgers are on a 4 game winning streak. They swept the Nationals. And they return to Dodger Stadium Monday.

Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe have returned from DL. Unfortunately Rich Hill has gone on DL for at least a month because of a finger blister. Kershaw is poised to return soon.

I printed up some of my pictures and will be giving them to a couple of the Dodgers. Hope they like them.

The Dodgers will be meeting the 2nd place Rockies this week. Hopefully the Dodgers will have the momentum. We do know that Walker Buehler will be starting on Monday but beyond that is a big question mark.

See everyone on Monday!! GO DODGERS!!!

The Weekend

It seemed like a lost weekend. The Dodgers continued on their losing streak. It should have been a fun time since it was after all Mexican Mother’s Day, the Alumni Game And Mother’s Day. There were a few positives.

The food as usual was delicious. I can pretty much count on that this season. Thanks to the whole Levy staff at the 3rd Base Club.

On Friday Matt Harvey was pitching for the Reds. He had been pretty much given to the Reds by the Mets who had given up on him. Unfortunately he had a great game.

My friend Cindy was thrilled to get an autograph from her favorite Chris Taylor.

My friends were all there

The cap giveaway was nice.

I actually perfected the dugout selfie….well, kind of. I had a few photobombs in this one.

Amanda gave me a beautiful carnation for Mother’s Day

Matt got a haircut

I was this close to Kirk Gibson

Actually I was close enough to snag an autograph. He said he couldn’t sign very many. He has Parkinson’s.


Adam Liberatore

Clayton who always makes a face.

Rich Hill

The owners just couldn’t cough up the money for pink uniforms so the guys accented their regular uniforms with pink shoes and gloves.

I actually like the pink hats. I have to see if i can get one of those.

The weather was perfect

It did look a little like rain on Sunday but the sky was gorgeous.

I think since it is Los Angeles, the grounds crew was overthinking the sprinkle

The giveaway on Mother’s Day was a nice cosmetic bag. It’s pictured behind Yasmani.

Austin had a good weekend.

Another side of Kershaw who can be funny as well as serious.

The Dodgers are away. They will be back next week. They didn’t do well against the Marlins but were able to get one win on the last day. Justin and Logan were activated which was a big help. Apparently if the Dodgers can’t right the ship by next week, there will be some trading going on. It’s getting closer and closer to the All Star Break and the Dodgers are hovering in last place.

It’s frustrating for Dodger fans but let’s all support our guys. Let’s not be fair weather fans.

My friend Norma was hit in the face by a Reds foul ball. She suffered a concussion, bruises on her face, and a bad headache. Prayers for her for a quick recovery.

You can see the bruise on her left upper lip. What a trouper.

Thanks for stopping by. See everyone soon. GO DODGERS!!!


Thursday was a day that we went into hoping it would have a different outcome. The Dodgers were feeling pretty good after a win the night before. Batting practice was as usual.

But a definite positive was seeing Clayton Kershaw on the field actually throwing the ball.




Yasiel signed a couple of balls.

Food always cheers me up.

So do selfies.

Matt also can put a smile on my face.

New faces and also familiar ones

It was Mexican Heritage Day. The Ballet Folklorico is always fun to see.

And who other than Fernando would throw out the first pitch

Something is keeping a winning record out of reach. They look the same.

Matt still makes everyone’s hearts beat faster.

Chase still is consistent. How glad is everyone that he was resigned!!

The Dodgers are putting out the effort but victory continues to elude them. What is going on? If we fans are depressed, can you imagine how our guys feel???

National Anthem time.

Hi Yasmani. Yes, I’m here and I will be no matter what.

You still there?

No one felt like signing

No one.


We all put on our happy faces

Ok….anytime Walker.

Let’s go!! These kids anyway….! Hey boss, had to find my hoodie.

We’re going to try to win this one.

It seems that all the Dodgers had a determined look on their faces. Somehow they have to turn it around and win.

Walker Buehler looks like a high school student by the way.

First pitch. Walker Buehler pitched his heart out and did a fantastic job but didn’t get any run support. He suffered his first loss. I won’t go through every inning as I usually do because it’s just too pointless and beyond depressing.

Joc makes the best of things.

The look of agony shows on their faces

Walker executed a great bunt which threw the Reds pitcher off a bit.

Chase tapped his heels a few times for good luck. he actually singled in the only run in the bottom of the first. After that the bats were pretty much quiet. The last place Reds were hitting balls all over the place.

Our guys remain target practice for the pitchers

It’s no good when the highlight of the game was my Cincinnati dog

And my wonderful extra jumbo size chocolate chip cookie. Thank you Bud.

I saw Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs near the escalator. To tell you the truth, I didn’t know who he was. I knew I should have taken a selfie with him.

On Friday Kenta Maeda 2-2 ERA 4.02 will face brand new Red, Matt Harvey 0-2 ERA 7.00 recently acquired from the Mets. The Mets pretty much released him. The Reds manager can only say that Harvey may only go 1-2 innings. I hope the Dodgers don’t make him look like Cy Young.

This is the beginning of a big weekend at Dodger Stadium. It’s Alumni Weekend. The 1988 World Series champions will be honored on the 30th anniversary of that fantastic year. Since then the championship has been eluding the Dodgers. Those participating are some who we see frequently: Orel Hershiser, the MVP, Mickey Hatcher, Tommy Lasorda, Manny Mota, Bill Russell, Steve Sax, Kirk Gibson. I’ll have my eye out for Shawn Green who is my all time favorite Dodger and the reason I became a fan.

There will be fireworks on Friday night, a 60th anniversary cap on Saturday and a Mother’s Day cosmetic bag on Sunday.

Hopefully we will have reason to celebrate. Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!! Love you always, win or lose.

An Almost Hitless Win

Dave Roberts had said that the Dodgers would figure out how to win. The Dodgers proved that point on Wednesday after beating the D Backs with a score of 6-3. The first 4 runs were scored without a hit.

Game day started out as usual with batting practice. Hi Austin!

Actually that wasn’t true because it was bobblehead day. There was a crowd of people lining up to get in. It was Justin Turner Bobblehead Day. Too bad he’s still on DL.

I had a dilemma. I had promised Alex Wood since last season that I would wear his jersey whenever he pitched. I had also promised Austin Barnes I would wear his jersey when he started. Guess what happened. Alex was pitching and Austin was starting at 2nd base. Great.

Cody with his bobblehead

This is Daniel Hudson. The Dodgers had signed him as a free agent when the Rays had released him. I really wasn’t sure what he looked like.

Chris Taylor who is able to sign autographs without saying a word.

A very young looking Walker Buehler who was all smiles.

Chris Woodward who always is all smiles. He did say the Dodgers would win. He predicted it.

Turkey with dressing, beef sliders, mahi-mahi was served in the club.

The food was again amazing.

Back to the field again. It’s always fun when you’re with friends.

I decided to wear Austin’s least until Alex was close enough to see me.

He’s very far far away almost in another galaxy.

Uh oh. He’s looking at me.

And then there’s Austin giving me a lot of side-eye. I saw him at the dugout and reminded him I was wearing his jersey. He had already noticed.

The day before I was wearing my “The Matt is Back” tee shirt and thought Matt hadn’t noticed. He told me he saw that. So if you think that the guys aren’t listening or aren’t looking at the fans, you are mistaken. They see everything. He was giving my Austin jersey some hard side-eye looks. I was hiding behind Valerie and Mikey. Hard to do when Mikey is a head shorter than I am.

There’s Kike with his big boy pants on.

An interesting meeting of Chris Taylor and the infamous Steven Souza Jr who keeps clipping our guys running into base. He actually ran into Austin at 2nd base. Thank goodness Austin wasn’t hurt. No one definitely was smiling. Uh, yeah, I’m a dirty player on a team that likes to play dirty. I really don’t like the D Backs for that reason.

National Anthem. I should tell Matt that by this time I was wearing three layers: his tee shirt on the bottom, then Austin’s jersey and Alex’s jersey on top. I had put on Alex’s when I saw Austin go into the dugout. Wednesday was so complicated.

The Dodgers are actually sensitive guys and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Do you see that she’s wearing my jersey. I swear she was wearing Austin’s a minute ago.


Justin was all over the place although he still isn’t playing.

Alex checked everything before the first pitch. I was wearing his jersey (on top of the other two shirts).

Another check.

And….first pitch.

The first inning didn’t go well for Alex. Nick Ahmed hit an inside-the -park homerun mainly because Kike ran into the wall. Already the D Backs were ahead. 0-1. AJ Pollock walked but was left on base.

Chris Taylor walked and was out at second on an attempted steal.

He was called safe at first but the D Backs challenged the play and of course the Dodgers lost the challenge.

In the top of the 2nd, Marte singled, Marrero singled on an error by Matt. Both were left on base.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers were out in order. Not going well already. I was by that time looking for my in-seat food.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Goldschmidt walked and then AJ Pollock singled. That Souza walked. Marte grounded into a double play thankfully ending the inning.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers were again out in order.

In the top of the 4th inning, Patrick Corbin (yes, the pitcher) singled but was left on base. You know Alex doesn’t have his stuff when the pitcher can get a hit.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Chris singled and then stole 2nd base. Not out this time.
Matt walked after almost getting hit in the head by a pitch. Was it my imagination or are the D Backs trying to hurt our players? Try telling me that they are just pitching inside. Yeah, right.

Yasmani walked, Chris to 3rd, Matt to 2nd. The game lasted almost 4 hours since no one could throw strikes. I wonder about that strike zone.

Cody thought he would try Joc’s method of “stretching” but he struck out.

With Austin at bat, wild pitch by Patrick Corbin, scoring Chris Taylor. 1-1. Tie score. A hitless run.

Everyone was left on base when Austin struck out. At least the score was tied.

In the top of the 5th inning, the D Backs were out in order.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Yasiel fresh off of DL singled to left field.

Kyle Farmer singled after almost getting hit by the ball.

Tim Locastro had a terrible at bat striking out. What was he swinging at?

Chris Taylor walked, Kyle to 2nd. Both were left on base when Kike and Matt were out.

Wood was replaced by Petey Baez. We all groaned when Marte singled but he was thankfully left on base. Petey actually was given the win.

There were many mound visits. That always seems to happen when the Dodgers are on a roll. Good stall tactics.

Yasmani singled to center.

Austin singled to center. He has been on base a lot…it must be the lucky jersey(s) I’m wearing.

Yasiel who was named player of the game, singled to left.

Kyle was out on a sacrifice fly scoring Yasmani. 2-1. The Dodgers are ahead!!

How about another mound visit.

Max Muncy walked

Chris was hit by a pitch. Those D Backs pitchers are aiming for our guys. Austin scored. Another wild pitch but by Bracho scoring Yasiel who really hustled. 4-1.

Pitching change.

Descalso doubled, wild pitch by Chargois. Nick Ahmed walked. By this time Dodger fans were sinking into their seats. Goldschmidt singled scoring Descalso. 4-2. AJ Pollock ground out but scored Nick Ahmed. 4-3. Our lead was slowly withering away. Souza walked. Finally Chargois was replaced by a new and improved Scott Alexander. Marte ground into a force out. Top of the 7th inning was finally over.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 8th inning, the D Backs were out in order.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, Austin walked. It must be the lucky jersey.

Yasiel singled with much dramatics.

And then Chase Utley came out to pinch hit. Remember that all the Dodger runs so far were not a result of any hits. Walks and wild pitches.

Chase is amazing. He doubled scoring Yasiel and Austin. 6-3!!! High fives all around.

We fans were happy going into the 9th inning. It was getting very late. Many had gone home already. It was almost a 4 hour game and being a work and school night, the stadium had emptied out.

Big guy Kenley came in to finish the game. It really wasn’t technically a save situation but the way the Dodgers have been playing, may be it was. Congratulations to Kenley and Gianni on their announcement that they are expecting their second child. How cool is that!!

The guys in the dugout looked ready to climb over the rail at any moment.

The D Backs were out in order. Our closer had done his job. Final score 6-3. What a great feeling.

And they all climbed over the rail including everyone on DL. Watch out guys!!

Why is “I Love LA” my favorite song? Because it means a Dodger victory!! Do I see “Where’s Waldo” Justin Turner with the other guys??

What a sweet victory! The Dodgers split this mini series with the D Backs and avoided being swept.

On Thursday the Dodgers begin a 4 game series with the Reds, ending on Mother’s Day Sunday. Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle 2-4, ERA 4.35 will face Walker Buehler 2-0 ERA 1.13.

The Reds have the worst record in baseball, 10-27. Hopefully the Dodgers can take advantage of that.

Thanks for stopping by. I wonder if the win was because I was wearing Matt’s tee shirt, Austin’s ST jersey and Alex’s Memorial Day jersey. It was a strange game. Four runs scored without a hit. The only scoring hit was Chase’s double in the 8th inning. I wonder if this is some sort of record. GO DODGERS!!! Let’s keep it going.!