The Cat is a little puzzled about the Dodgers. The Blue seemed to be in a daze during the Braves series just a few days ago. And suddenly they are acting like winners again. What has changed?
Last night the Dodgers routed the Giants 9-1. Manny has gotten over the slump he had been in with a two run homer, a double which drove in a run, and two intentional walks. Andre Ethier doubled twice and drove in two runs. Matty Kemp hit another 3 run homer.
And Randy Wolf finally got a win, allowing only one run, 3 hits, retiring 16 of his final 19 batters. McDonald allowed one hit in the final inning. The pitching was brilliant.
Billingsley won’t be pitching tomorrow because of a hamstring injury and instead Jeff Weaver will take the mound with the bullpen backing him up.
O Dog has a groin injury and was replaced by Juan Castro who has been doing a great job.
Eric Stults pitched one game and then was sent back down. Charlie Haeger was brought up for todays game as a reliever..
The Dodgers lead is now 7 1/2 games over the Giants and 6 1/2 games over the Rockies.
I wish I was there at AT&T Park for the victory. But I will be there next week when they come home.
My sister surprised me with a birthday gift today. She is totally not a Dodger fan and cannot stand baseball. Her gift was Dodger car seat covers and floor mats. Those should go very well in my Dodger Blue Honda Fit. I’ll take a picture when I put the seat covers in. Oddly enough she gifted me with an assortment of Dodger teeshirts, jerseys and jackets all made by Nike prior to baseball season. What a sister.
I found out that I am not doing such a long stretch at work. I only have 5 -12 hour nights. Then I will be on a 9 day vacation. What am I going to do? I will be doing my favorite thing: going to see my beloved Dodgers.
I hope for a sweep. Winning 3 games against the Giants would be awesome.
Maybe I’m being greedy. Naaaah. GO DODGERS!!!