Turning the Corner

With four wins in a row, the Dodgers seemed to have turned the corner.  The offense has picked up to complement the excellent pitching of the bullpen and starters.  The weekend was the turning point.

It was a hot weekend culminated by a sticky 104 degrees in LA on Monday.  I was not happy with the hot weather.
Mike Bolsinger pitched Saturday with probably the worst results since his return to Dodger Stadium.  He only lasted 3 innings allowing 5 runs.  The bullpen stepped up to the adversity.  It was a combination of Chris Hatcher, Casey Fien and Adam Liberatore who picked up the slack and led the Dodgers to victory with a score of 10-6.  The bullpen pitched at least 5 innings in 3 games.  

It was a good day although it was warm.

Cute kids always brighten up the day.
Yaz must have anticipated a difficult game.  One more puff of that inhaler….!
Joc must have also anticipated the game to be stinky
My friends Pat and Norma always seem to look cool.
My favorite bat girl Emily 
Beautiful Kearran Giovanni from TNT show Major Crimes threw out the first pitch
It was a great day with an abundance of runs including an RBI by Chris Hatcher scoring Kike in the 3rd.

The scoreboard says it all.
It wasn’t a big walkoff win but it was still fun.  The game seemed to last forever.  The first 3 innings lasted more than an 1 1/2 hours.  There were a total of 25 hits from both teams.  Justin Turner hit his 3rd homerun in two days.  Joc also hit a homerun bringing his total to 12.
Sunday’s game was brutal in that it was 100 degrees on the field.  It was one of those infamous day games.  It was also Fathers Day.

The relief pitchers were out before the game to practice.

JP and Kenley said hi as they went by.
I was glad to go up to the club to eat.  It was much cooler there.  I was surprised that they served posole.  I love that dish.
I ventured back to the field knowing the heat would be stifling.

Kenta Maeda was the starting pitcher and he came out like a trooper to warm up.  Warm up?  As though it wasn’t warm enough.
He didn’t stay out too long.  Notice the Fathers Day uniforms.  The numbers are powder blue in honor of Prostate awareness.
Chase Utley
Corey signed a few autographs.  I told him that the blue lettering made his eyes look even more blue.  He actually blushed.
But it was a day for the kids.  Cali Kershaw seems to be an independent little girl already. She 

made it almost to the baseball diamond all by herself.
She really is cute.
And she crossed the finish line.
But then Daddy came and ruined it all.
Scotty Van Slyke with his kids.
More kids.
Casey Fien and his little girl
National Anthem with family
Trayce signed some autographs
Kenta Maeda who would brave the heat to pitch 7 innings.
Kike Hernandez who would be the hero of the game with his game tying homerun in the 8th inning.
Justin who has turned into a powerhouse hitter.
First pitch
In the first inning Scooter Gennett hit a homerun. 0-1.  I went up to the club.  It was just too hot.  I sat there almost the entire game.

Kike had tied the score in the 8th inning.  I was hoping that it wouldn’t go into extra innings since I had to go to work.

The score says it all.  Adrian Gonzalez singled.  Trayce singled with Adrian going to second.
Scott Van Slyke became pinch runner for Adrian.
Howie walked putting Scotty on 3rd, Trayce to second.
Then Yaz came up to bat.
Yasmani was able to draw a walk, winning the game in a walk off walk.
It was an exciting win.
It was great for Kike who hit the homerun in the 8th inning to make the score a tie.  He hit the homerun for his Dad who is being treated for cancer.  He said he had goosebumps as he ran the bases.

A good time to celebrate the wonderful Dodger Dads.

What would we do without our Dads.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your weekend was blessed.  GO DODGERS!!!

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