Billingsley and Sherrill combined to bring the Dodgers to a humiliating loss to the Angels. The score of 10-1 was one that made Dodger fans cringe and hope that April wasn’t back again. I am forever an optimist and Pollyanna so I just chalk it up to the doldrums after a day off.
At least the food was great!
The Ranchero potato salad had a delicious ancho zing to it. The black bean and corn salad was the best and I can’t say enough about that Caesar salad.
The fare was Mexican with beef fajitas, ancho encrusted turkey with herb sauce, refried beans and Spanish rice. Good food always puts me in a better mood.
Bills actually looked like the new and improved Bills but he wasn’t so sharp.
Andre looked a bit pensive
Russell seemed to get on base but never all the way around.
Blake DeWitt can finally unpack his bag. He won’t be sent down to Triple A again.
I’m waiting for another Matt Kemp homerun.
Maybe he needs to unwind a little
I was also waiting for Casey Blake to hit another long ball.
It’s the third annual Think Cure weekend which includes a radiothon, telethon and auction. I bid on a couple of items hoping to win them. I’ll let you know. Several doctors and nurses were honored on the field for their work and research. They all threw out the first pitch.
Before the game, Matty and Casey were joking around with Torii Hunter, a good friend of Matty’s.
A pic of Ronnie Belisario who has been fantastic as reliever
Giving each other encouragement in the bullpen before the game
Russell and Chad walk to the Dugout from the Bullpen before the game
Matt waiting to run on the field
Chad throwing the first pitch
Another view of Chad
The great Hideki Matsui who hit a 3 run double. Don’t you miss him, Jane?
Andre at bat
The Angel dugout
Andre was a little subdued and sat in the Dugout
It must have seemed like the game lasted an eternity to Andre
Manny running to first base
Andre out in the field waiting for the game to finally end
Blowing bubbles to pass the time
Finally the last run into the Dugout. I think I spent most of the game with my blanket over my head or up in the Baseline Club getting more food. I’ll look like a blimp if the Dodgers don’t start winning again.
The Dodgers are now back to being tied for first place with the Padres who scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth in their game with the Mariners to win. Those Padres just can’t seem to stop.
Tonight will be another game with the Angels, the second in a 3 game series.
I have my fingers crossed that John Ely can pitch well. There is talk that Vicente Padilla will soon be back but no one is in a hurry since Carlos Monasterios is doing so well.
The win depends on the pitching. It also depends on the offense, getting runs in. I guess that is a simple take on winning
My big question was why did Joe Torre bring Sherrill out with a winnable 1-4 score? I would’ve liked to see red hot Kuo to make the final out. 3 runs later, I’m sure everyone is shaking their heads, mine was under my blanket after that. Sherrill was dismal before going on DL with a lack of confidence. Now his ERA is 7.80 after walking Abreu.
Thanks for stopping by. I did have fun last night, eating, talking to my friends, and taking fantastic pictures.