Today may have been the turning point for the Boys in Blue who in an exciting game beat the Phillies 5-3 in 10 innings. The Dodgers have a record of 24-12 which is the best record in the National League. So those of you who say that the Dodgers have not played any challenging teams, how about beating the Phillies 2 out of 3 games to win the series. Todays game was heartstopping. Obviously the team is back.
James Loney has broken out with homeruns in consecutive games. Russell has come back with timely hits. Matty Kemp almost hit for the cycle hitting a single, double and triple, not counting his huge defensive plays. Billingsley had another outstanding game. And how about Broxton’s second blown save but still coming out as the winning pitcher. Troncoso has come out of nowhere and has become a super reliever.
The Dodgers have come back with a vengeance. Those of you have who have written them off should come back and watch some games. We Dodger fans have maintained that Manny was only one cog in the wheel, admittedly an important one, but the team is made up of very talented guys. Many of the vital players are homegrown: Loney, Kemp, Martin, Billingsley, Kershaw among them. They are coming of age. Getting those important runs in the 10th show their determiniation. They have not always played well on the road but somehow beat the Phillies in the stadium that have always given them a hard time. If that doesn’t give the Dodgers a shot in the arm!!!
Tomorrow the Dodgers will be in Florida to play the Marlins. It should be a hard fought game but it seems that the Marlins are not the the team they were at the beginning of the season, losing again today. Tomorrow Stults will show his stuff again. Monday the Dodgers will return home again. We will give them a warm homecoming.