It was a great weekend, at least part of it was. We were unable to get the sweep because Saturday’s game was a lost cause. Julio Urias just didn’t have it. Best thing would be is to send him back to minors so he can fix what’s wrong before he loses confidence. Sunday’s game was better but it was so freaking hot. It was over 85 degrees on the field. We at least won the series.
It didn’t help that the Marlins put their ace Dan Straily on the mound against our rookie Julio Urias who is still finding his ground. Julio only pitched 2 1/3 innings but gave up 7 runs before leaving the game.
Saturday started out as usual with early batting practice. The players were out on the field warming up.
Do you recognize these two without the twins?? It was a 3 day honeymoon for them without children.
I had my eye on Chris Taylor. I bought his Mothers Day hat and thought it would be an easy autograph. Wrong. Cancel that.
There’s one of my favorites, Brandon McCarthy. We all know that he is doing well because I wear his jersey every time he pitches. That’s a given. I assured him that I would continue to do so.
A few more familiar faces
Saturday was also Pups in the Park. Lots of poop to go around.
I was lamenting the fact that I haven’t gotten any selfies with the players this season yet. It doesn’t help that my Dodger rep Eric has disappeared and I have no rep.
My first official selfie with one of the nicest Dodger pitchers, one of our best this season Alex Wood
Justin Turner came by limping a little. He said that it wasn’t that bad but that he would be going on DL. Someone asked him for an autograph so I got one just because. I don’t get into autographs much but sometimes I’m in the mood. I would rather have pictures.
I went over to the Marlins side to give them another chance to be a little friendlier. I ran into the original Mr Nice Guy Marlins coach Donnie Mattingly. He never changes. He is always the same: warm, friendly, personable.
My second official selfie with one of my all time favorites. First there were hugs all around. I love this guy.
I went up to the club and ate in a hurry. The food was really good especially the roast beef which I covered with horse radish sauce, It tasted like prime rib.
Yasmani beat me out to the field. Pups in the Park and going to the enemy side threw my routine off.
Julio Urias walked to the bullpen and started warming up.
Then they all came out to stretch.
The shadows were already overtaking the stadium.
National Anthem time
Apparently there were no hard feelings from the benches clearing incident the night before
And they walked to the dugout
After the first inning it was apparent Julio was having problems. Dee Gordon singled, Christian Yelich walked, Marcell Ozuna walked. Dee Gordon scored on a Giancarlo Stanton groundout. 0-1. The Dodgers were out in order in the bottom of the first. I was already getting a little frustrated.
In the top of the 2nd inning, Derek Dietrich tripled with JT Riddle hitting Dietrich in with a ground ball single to left field. 0-2. Dee Gordon singled scoring Riddle. 0-3.
In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the only action was a Chris Taylor walk.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Ozuna went to first on a throwing error by Chris. Julio balked with Ozuna going to 2nd. Stanton doubled scoring Ozuna. 0-4. Mistakes were costing the Dodgers big time. Justin Bour singled scoring Stanton with Bour going to 2nd on a throwing error by Joc. 0-5. It was starting to look really bad both offensively and defensively. I was eyeing the club because it was torturous watching the game. Riddle doubled scoring Bour and Realmuto who had walked. 0-7. I was wondering when Doc would take Julio out. There was already too much damage to salvage this game. Seven runs is usually insurmountable barring a miracle. At this point I went up to the club to take a breather. Luis Avilan replaced Julio.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers were again out in order. No hits yet. Avilan didn’t seem to do much better allowing a Yelich walk, an Ozuna single and a Stanton double scoring Yellich. 0-8. The damage continues. I was already thinking about going home. Josh Fields replaced Avilan. Realmuto singled scoring Ozuna. 0-9. I guess that pitching change didn’t work. What was with our pitchers on Saturday???
In the 4th inning Corey walked but was left on base. Still no hits.
In the top of the 5th inning Riddle hit a solo homerun 0-10. I was starting to feel a little sick.
Kike finally was able to score with a solo homerun. 1-10. At least the Dodgers scored
Baez replaced Fields but he allowed a double in the 6th inning. At least Stanton was left on base without scoring
Dan Straily was his usual perfection.
He was perfect until Corey hit a ground rule double, the ball jumping to left field.
Cody then singled with Corey to 3rd.
Yasmani doubled scoring Corey. 2-10. Chris Taylor walked. Ziegler replaced Straily. Maybe the Dodgers have a chance. Ziegler threw a wild pitch with Yasmani to 3rd and Chris to 2nd and Cody scoring. 3-10.
With Stripling pitching in the 7th inning the Marlins were out in order.
In the bottom of the 7th, Kike singled.
Corey hit a 2 run homerun with Kike scoring. 5-10.
A pause in the action as Marcell Ozuna threw a beach ball back into the stands.
Cody hit a solo homerun making the score a little closer. 6-10.
In the top of the 8th inning with Stripling pitching Ozuna singled but was left on base.
Oh hello. Is that Andre?
In the bottom of the 8th inning, Austin walked but was left on base. The Dodgers chances were dwindling down.
The game ended with a score of 6-10. At least it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. No sweep though.
Sunday was a day game. It was going to be a very hot one with the temperature soaring into the mid 80’s. And it’s not even summer yet! I was going to sit in the air conditioned club but would try to make it to the 2nd inning.
Very few players were out on the field because it was so hot. Of course Kershaw was out there since he doesn’t stray from his routine. Don’t you think he resembles a crane when he pitches? He is so graceful, it’s fun watching him.
I went up to the club to eat and hurried back to the field.
My favorite Brandon McCarthy pitched Sunday, He has been amazing with a record of 4-1.
The sun was already suffocating me.
Not sure how they can stand being out there in the sun with no shade for so long
And here they come.
First pitch. I was already planning my getaway. Yasmani has said he likes the hot weather because his muscles aren’t cold. My muscles were roasting.
Yah….you are a sissy.
It was a really great game. Adrian had his best game since coming off of the DL. He went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s. The Marlins were only able to get one hit off of Brandon McCarthy. It was a good day for Joc who hit his first homerun since opening day.
In the first inning the Marlins were out in order. In the bottom of the 1st inning Cody singled to right field. Aha Stanton.
Yasmani doubled with Cody going to 3rd. This was the 1st of 3 hits this game for Yasmani.
Adrian doubled scoring Cody and Yasmani. 2-0.
In the top of the 2nd inning the Marlins were out in order.
In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Joc walked but was left on base. I went to the club, it was too hot,
In the top of the 3rd inning the Marlins again were out in order. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Yasmani singled, Adrian doubled but both were left on base.
In the top of the 4th inning, the Marlins were out in order. In the bottom of the 4th inning Joc hit a solo homerun 3-0.
In the top of the 5th inning the Marlins got their first hits a double to Dietrich, a single to former Dodger AJ Ellis scoring Dietrich 3-1. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Yasmani doubled, Adrian singled scoring Yasmani. 4-1.
In the top of the 6th inning, Dee Gordon doubled, Yelich walked but they were unable to score. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Joc walked after getting hit by a pitch. Kike doubled with Joc going to 3rd. Eibner singled scoring Joc and Kike. 6-1.
In the top of the 7th inning, Luis Avilan replaced Brandon. Bour struck out and Kietrich hit a fly to Joc. Fields replaced Avilan.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Chris Taylor doubled but was left on base.
In the top of the 8th inning, Dee again singled. Yelich walked. Ozuna singled scoring Dee. 6-2
In the bottom of the 8th inning Chase singled, Corey walked but both were left on base
Closer Jensen came out to finish up and the weirdest thing happened. Bour hit a homerun. 6-3. then Dietrich singled. What’s going on with Kenley? ? Finally the Dodgers won with the score 6-3. A little bit of nail biting.
I have to confess I spent most of the game in the club. It looks like Clayton had his shirt unbuttoned.
So did a few other smart people. Hey Valerie!!!
Well ok so maybe they were working.
Poor Amy out in the hot sun.
Monday is a day off. It’s also the day of Puig’s poker tournament for charity. Norma and I are going. I’ll let you know how it is. I had to go shopping for a top to wear. My wardrobe consists of scrubs, Dodger clothes and tee shirts from Target. Clothes are not my thing. I really couldn’t find anything to wear so I am just wearing a blue tee shirt. I hope everyone isn’t dressed up. I don’t even have a dress or shoes other than Dodger shoes, clogs for work and sandals. I don’t wear sandals to the game because my feet always get stepped on. Life can be so complicated!!! I’m hoping to get some selfies at the tournament. I’m not much for autographs but I’ll bring one ball just in case.
Thanks everyone for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!! They will be back on Tuesday with a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitching on Tuesday will be Clayton Kershaw. Coming up this week will be Hello Kitty Day on Thursday and Joc Peterson bobblehead on Tuesday. I hate bobblehead days BTW. Have a great day!!