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Losing Again

I support the Dodgers 100% but I wonder now whether there is something wrong. Usually we can depend on a victory when Clayton pitches but that isn’t the case anymore. We also could bank on the fact that the game would be short. Not anymore. The last series was played against the Miami Marlins who a lot of folks called a Triple A team. So much for that since they won the series against the Dodgers.

I started the day off very optimistically. It was early batting practice as usual.

Will and Kenta

It’s interesting to see Yasmani out stretching with the other guys.

The smart way to carry your glove.

A few sprints

Twin dressing

One of my prized possessions is my Austin Barnes autographed Spring Training jersey. I promised him I would wear it every time he started. He was so nice when he autographed it for me.

I asked him how his hand was. Someone had told me he had cut it sliding into base. He said “no worries.” Thank goodness. He is quickly becoming my favorite player.

Kenley

I almost couldn’t leave the club because the food was so delicious. There were Moroccan carrot lettuce wraps, lava tube stuffed baguettes, honey mustard grilled pork chop with chicharron, creamy Tuscany chicken and New England steak medallions with crab. How is that for an amazing spread?

It was a great day when it came to new and familiar friends

There goes Yasmani

I worry about Clayton. He’s not the same.

He did his usual stretches. Nothing different there.

It was almost a cloudless sky

Everything seemed to be OK.

A photo of a photographer

Corey. The shadows were playing tricks on me.

Chris

Kike

Corey was the only one who signed and took selfies. My friend Rosa never did get her bobblehead head signed. So close but no go.

The National Anthem

Matt’s hair gets bigger and bigger

Here they come!!

Here she comes

First pitch. And here starts one of Kershaw’s worst games.

The game started out as we expected with Clayton striking out the side in the first inning.

Yasmani walked but was left on base.

You could see the frustration on Cody’s face when he struck out.

In the top of the 2nd inning, Brian Anderson singled, Justin Bour singled and with a wild pitch, Anderson went to 3rd base. Miguel Rojas (once a Dodger) walked. Somehow Clayton got out of that inning.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers were out in order. No run support.

In the top of the 3rd inning Starlin Castro walked but thankfully was left on base.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning Clayton tried to give himself run support by singling to left field. Unfortunately he was left on base. We were all starting to see a familiar pattern.

In the top of the 4th inning, Maybin doubled, Rojas hit a single, Brinson walked. Clayton again was able to get out of the inning. We all were wondering what was wrong.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, the Dodgers were again out in order. I was already eyeing the exit.

In the top of the 5th inning, Justin Bour walked, Maybin walked. Then the final blow was Rojas’ 3 run homerun. 0-3. The exit looked even more inviting. The game felt pretty much over. Clayton didn’t have his stuff. In fact, he really had no stuff.

Chase walked in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Clayton was already over 100 pitches by this time so Austin came in to pinch hit for him. He walked, Chase to 2nd. They were left on base. Lost opportunities. This was becoming an agonizing trend for the Dodgers.

In the top of the 6th inning, JT Realmuto who is killing the Dodgers hit a solo homerun making the score 0-4. Castro then doubled but was left on base. By that time, the Dodgers only had one hit: Kershaw’s. Pretty sad.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Corey walked.

Cody singled, Corey to 2nd.

Joc singled to right field scoring Corey. 1-4. Finally a run!

In the top of the 7th inning, with Adam Liberatore pitching, Justin Bour walked. The torture continues. He was left on base.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dodgers still can’t get any offense going.

In the top of the 8th inning, Scott Alexander continued the sad pitching. JB Shuck singled and then Realmuto hit a 2 run homerun. 1-6. The exit was getting more appealing to me. Castro singled but was left on base. It was feeling like a lost game again. Sadly it’s become a reoccurring emotion.

I was on my way to the other side of the stadium when Cody doubled and then Matt Kemp hit a 2 run homerun. 3-6. I sat down. Joc singled but was left on base when Chase was called out on strikes.

In the top of the 9th inning, errors plagued the Dodgers and made a win impossible. Corey and Chase both made errors which made the score 3-8. Time to pack it up and leave.

Not one to give it up, Kike tripled in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Kyle Farmer ground out but scored Kike. 4-8. Corey singled. Yasmani hit a 2 run homerun making the score 6-8. If it weren’t for the errors, it would have been a tie score at this point.

The last place Marlins were able to win the series against the Dodgers. Time for some soul searching. The Dodgers are on the road for their longest road trip. I won’t see them for 13 days. I hope they can get their ducks in a row.

They really don’t look happy. Matt’s face says it all. He hit that huge homerun but the Dodgers still couldn’t win. Their spirit won’t be broke. I still support them no matter what.

Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!!

Ending the Streak

Never get too confident even when playing a team trying to get its 6th win in 23 games. The Dodgers found that out on Tuesday when their winning streak ended.

It was Dodger alarm clock day. Very cute clock..old fashioned..before people used their phones as alarm clocks. That was the only good part of the day.

I was wearing Austin’s ST jersey since he was starting for the 2nd day in a row, this time he was catching Kenta Maeda. By the way, Austin did sign it for me. I promised him that I would wear his jersey everytime he started.

They were on the field stretching. There already was plenty of shade. I think some of the fans were whining about how cold it had been the night before.

It was interesting to see Yasmani out in the field. I can’t remember ever seeing him out there.

It was taco Tuesday but they also had delicious tamales as well.

The stuffed flank steak was amazing.

Kenta Maeda was pitching so came out to the field to stretch with his translator Will.

He stretched and jumped.

Austin also came out to get warmed up

Dave Styles was also at the game doing his announcing stuff. Always busy.

Corey, Matt and Kyle.

Silly selfie time…with Cody.

National Anthem time. The sun was just beginning to go down. Nothing like a little sun in your eyes.

Here come Kenta and Austin. I called out to Austin and I could tell he heard me. “I’m wearing your jersey Austin!”

Austin

A little conversation with Yasiel pregame.

First pitch. Kenta pitched a great game but got no run support.

In the 1st inning, the Marlins were out in order.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning Kike walked but was left on base.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Justin Bour and Cameron Maybin both singled but were left on base.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning Matt hit a ground-rule double.

Austin also doubled scoring Matt. 1-0. That was about it.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Realmuto hit a homerun to right field, tying the score. 1-1.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Corey doubled.

Cody walked. Both were left on base.

In the 4th inning both Marlins and Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 5th inning, Lewis Brinson doubled to left field but was left on base.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Kenta singled much to his delight. Unfortunately he was left on base. Another wasted effort. He was trying to give himself run support. Kenta is actually a decent hitter.

In the top of the 6th inning, Justin Bour drew a walk but was left on base.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 7th inning, the Marlins were out in order.

In the bottom of the 7th inning Joc walked. He was pinch hitting for Daniel Hudson, a brand new Dodger acquisition.

In case you were curious about what Daniel Hudson looks like…here you go.

Chris Taylor singled after almost getting hit by a pitch. Was it my imagination or were there a lot of pitches almost hitting our guys?

Lots of discussion. There’s Donnie.

Corey walked after almost getting hit. Joc to 3rd.

Chase came in as a pinch-hitter and had a huge walk, scoring Joc.

The Dodgers were again ahead. 2-1.

With Tony Cingrani pitching, Derek Dietrich singled and then advanced to 2nd on a questionable balk. That call by umpire Joe West changed the outcome of this game. Starlin Castro doubled scoring Dietrich, making it a tie score again. 2-2.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dodgers were out in order. We were all waiting for Kenley to come out since we could see him warming up. Much to our surprise, out came Pedro Baez or Petie as Dave Roberts calls him. Not a good move in the end.

Brian Anderson singled and then Cameron Maybin doubled scoring Anderson in the top of the 9th inning. Miami was ahead. 2-3. I started to pack up my stuff. Most of the Dodger crowd had already left. I left before the last out because in my heart I knew we would lose. I wish I was wrong.

No victory here. It was a sad thing because Kenta had pitched a good game. No run support. There went our winning streak although it wasn’t a very long winning streak. I wish I had some onion rings to cheer me up.

On Wednesday, Kershaw 1-3 ERA 2.45 will face Trevor Richards 0-2 ERA 6.16. Richards gave up 6 runs in his last game. Come on Dodgers. Give Clayton some run support. It would be nice to have the Dodgers leave for Giants territory with a win. Thursday will be an off day. I will have to be happy without a Dodger game for 13 days. When they return to Dodger Stadium 5/8, they will face first place D Backs. The schedule is just plain weird. Both Dodgers and Marlins have an off day on Thursday so it’s not traveling time. The attendance during day games on a weekday is not that great. Most people are just getting home from work and won’t be able to get to the stadium in time. I suppose it’s better than a 1:10 start time. 4:35 is a strange time to start a game. Maybe it has to do with television time.

Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!! GO CLAYTON!!

The Walker Buehler Debut

It was a glorious day. It always feels especially good after a Dodger win.

The guys looked happy too. I told Alex I would continue to wear his jersey when he pitched. I realized that it isn’t even signed. He told me to bring it and he would be happy to sign it. Happy face!!

The food again was excellent especially the tilapia. There were beef sliders and lettuce wraps.

Yasmani walked down the field from the dugout.

And here finally is Walker Buehler. There were 46,909 attending the game just to see him pitch.

It was also USC day.

The Dodgers came out to stretch. All 3 catchers would be playing: Yasmani behind the plate, Austin at 2nd and Kyle at 3rd. Kike would be at shortstop. Interesting lineup. Kike loves playing shortstop, his natural position and the one he excels at.

Everyone was excited about Walker’s debut.

The National Anthem.

Hey kid…time to go to the dugout.

Here they come…Walker looks like a high school student with his hoodie on. He is all of 23 years old.

Some final words from Yasmani.

First pitch. And here we go.

J. T. Realmuto singled, Starlin Castro singled, Cameron Maybin walked but somehow Walker got out of that mess without a run. No score.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, Chris Taylor walked but was left on base.

In the top of the 2nd inning, Jarlin Garcia walked but also was left on base.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers were out in order.

In the top of the 3rd inning, the Marlins were also out in order.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning all three Dodgers struck out.

In the top of the 4th inning, Maybin singled but was caught stealing with a throw from Yasmani to 2nd baseman Austin Barnes.

Lewis Brinson walked and was left on base. Good job Walker.

In the bottom of the 4th inning Kike hit a huge homerun to center field. 1-0. First score of the game.

In the top of the 5th inning JT Realmuto singled but was left on base.

In the bottom of the 5th inning Austin doubled but was left on base.

I was excited about the onion rings I had gotten from the club.

In the top of the 6th inning, Brian Anderson walked but was left on base. Dodgers still ahead by one run.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Kike and Matt singled but both were left on base. Missed opportunity!

In the top of the 7th inning, the Marlins were out in order.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Austin walked but was left on base with both Kyle Farmer and Joc striking out.

In the top of the 8th inning, with Chargois pitching, Realmuto walked after getting hit by a pitch. Brian Anderson singled scoring Starlin Castro. The score was tied! 1-1. Cameron Maybin walked and Adam Liberatore replaced Chargois. The side was finally retired. Not Chargois’s night.

Glum faces in the Dodger dugout.

Then Chris Taylor doubled to left field.

Kike doubled with Chris going to 3rd.

Hmmmm, now it’s getting interesting. Some optimism.

Cody hit a sacrifice fly scoring Chris Taylor, breaking the tie. 2-1.

In the top of the 9th inning, with Josh Fields pitching, Miguel Rojas singled to left field but was left on base. Close call.

Dodgers win!! Walker Buehler had a great first outing with 5 scoreless innings. It was Kike Hernandez’s time to shine in both offense and defense. It was also the Dodgers 7th win in 8 games. Things are looking up.

Someone before the game had commented that the Dodgers were playing a Triple A team but you really never know how the game will play. This time it was a hard fought battle.

Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!!

Coming From Behind

The story of the Dodgers last season was that of a team that scrambled and scuffled even when behind to come out victorious. This season they were still getting their bearings at the beginning of April being almost at the bottom of the National League West. Many fans just shook their heads thinking that this was the way the team would be for the entire season.

Sunday’s game seemed to be one of those games where the offense was sleeping. The Nationals seemed to have the upper hand but that was to change.

The day started as usual. It wasn’t a giveaway day so early batting practice was peaceful. It was a kids giveaway day so there were many children in attendance. It was nice to see Tom Koehler out in the field. Many fans don’t recognize him because he was hurt in Spring Training. I did because I had seen him during Fan Fest.

Chris Woodward was all smiles at the dugout as usual.

Time to eat!!!

I went up to the club early and got there in time to watch them put the final touches on the Big Sur Salmon Wellington. Cream cheese, spinach, onion, lemon spiced with egg puff pastry , capers, cream Sriracha sauce. So much work in the preparation but well worth it!

The street corn!!! Cojita cheese, sour cream, mayo, aioli with garlic butter, flaming hot Cheetos!

The honey lemon Cajun chicken was delicious: BBQ aioli, sriracha sauce, Cajun spiced pickled cherries.

The salads also were wonderful: asparagus caprese salad, Mexican Caesar salad.

Back to baseball. After the 10,000 little leaguers walked around the field, Yasmani came out gingerly from the bullpen. He looked my way…”So did you finally finish eating?” I actually had gone shopping and was the happy owner of an Austin Barnes spring training jersey. I was hoping to get it signed on Monday and then I wanted to wear it when Austin started. His jerseys are not that easy to come by since his uncle buys most of them.

We all were hoping to win the series against the Nationals.

I was wearing Alex Wood’s jersey since I had promised him that I would wear it every time he pitched. I’m sure I was the only one in the stadium wearing his jersey.

It was ESPN night so there was a lot of equipment in the way.

This was my view. No bueno.

National Anthem. Bad view.

Alex and Yasmani walked to the dugout. Those guys were still in my way.

Cody has signed every day for the kids.

First pitch. The shadows were crazy because it was a 5:05 game.

In the first inning, the Nats were out in order.

Corey doubled.

Cody walked. But both were left on base when Joc hit a fly to center field.

In the top of the 2nd inning, Ryan Zimmerman hit a double, Michael A. Taylor singled and then stole 2nd base. Pedro Severino was out on a sacrifice fly scoring Zimmerman. 0-1.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers were out 1-2-3.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Bryce Harper singled but thankfully was left on base. Still 0-1. Too much stuff going on. Stress.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers went quietly again.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Nationals started their damage with a Michael A Taylor homerun. 0-2. In the bottom of the 4th inning, the Dodgers still couldn’t score or even get a hit.

In the top of the 5th inning Howie (yes, Howie) doubled to left field but was left on base. The Dodgers still couldn’t get a hit in the bottom of the 5th inning. Frustration was creeping up.

In the top of the 6th inning, Michael A Taylor doubled. Who is this guy? With a throwing error by Alex Wood, Taylor went to 3rd. Moises Sierra hit a sacrifice scoring Taylor. 0-3.

In the bottom of the 6th inning Chris Taylor (our Taylor) hit a line drive double. At last, the Dodger got a hit.

Corey walked. You can see the frustration on his face.

A little discussion

Yasmani hit a ground ball double.

Chris Taylor and Corey scored. 2-3.

Another discussion. Lots of kicking the ground. Whining. But Jeremy Hellickson was replaced by one of the pitchers in the worst bullpen in the National League. Oh good.

Sammy Solis replaced Hellickson. Here we go.

Wait a minute..let me get back on second base but not for long. Interesting haircut Yaz.

Cody hit a double to center field scoring Yasmani. TIE SCORE!!! 3-3.

Pinch hitter Kike walked.

Another pitching change. Trevor Gott replaced Solis. Yasiel and Chase both out on strikes. Oh well. At least the game is tied.

In the top of the 7th inning, Josh Fields replaced Alex. Wilmer Difo walked, Andrew Stevenson singled with Difo going to 3rd but Fields got out of the jam striking out Trea Turner and Howie Kendrick. Close call.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Austin was hit by a pitch. OUCH!!!

Chris Taylor singled with Austin going to 3rd.

Corey out on a sacrifice fly but Austin scored breaking the tie. 4-3. The Dodgers were ahead, coming from behind.

In the top of the 8th inning, Tony Cingrani replaced Josh Fields and struck out Bryce Harper. Pedro Baez replaced Cingrani. Michael A Taylor walked and stole 2nd base. Pinch hitter Wieters popped out. Side retired.

Yasmani walked but was caught stealing 2nd.

In the top of the 9th inning Kenley came out to close the game.

He allowed 2 singles but then got the final 2 outs.

Everyone jumped over the rail to the music of “I LOVE LA.”

What a game!!! Those come-from-behind games are so exhilarating. The Dodgers win their second series in a row. Last season’s Dodgers are back.

Monday’s game would bring much touted Walker Buehler to the mound. It would be the first game of a 3 game series with the Marlins. It would also be his first start ever. Something to look forward to.

Thanks for stopping by!! GO DODGERS!!!!!

Game Two-Ryu vs Strasburg

It was game two of a three game series with the Nationals. Scherzer had pretty much had his way with the Dodgers on the previous game. It had been a pretty sad game with all of us going home defeated. But Saturday was a new day. It was Cody Bellinger Bobblehead Day.

Of course the line was very long to get in even for early batting practice. Where do all these people come from anyway? It was hot so by the time I got to the front of the line, I was in a bad mood. I hate bobblehead days.

So happy to see the Calpico people with their cute little drinks. Could I have two?

The guys were out on the field in all this heat practicing, hoping for a win.

Norma was at the game early with her niece Jennifer. Last time there was a Cody Bellinger bobblehead, she did not get one so she made sure to get to the game early. Love Jenn’s sunglasses.

I didn’t recognize the twins’ mom and dad without the kids. They looked so much lighter.

It was a great day with some of my favorite people

The most beautiful baby had turned into the most beautiful little girl.

She really didn’t want to smile for me.

Time to eat…chicken with waffles. So good!

The beef brisket melted in your mouth.

Vegetarians also had plenty to eat. The food in the club has been outstanding. Everyday there is something different and delicious. I have a hard time tearing myself away from the food to watch baseball. Food and baseball…my two favorite things. Time to go out to the field. Seriously.

The hottest hitter on the team…Yaz..came out to the field to stretch

The pitcher on the team with the best record is Hyun-Jin. He looked at me a few times.

Actually he looked at me a lot. Hey..maybe I’m your good luck charm. I am actually a baseball field away from him but he seems to spot me anyway.

Corey

Chris

It was again a beautiful day. The heat had melted away before it melted me.

Aha…Matt consorting with the enemy. Howie spotted in the distance.

Corey inconspicuously talking to Howie. We see you.

Cody came to the kids to sign. After all, it was his bobblehead day. Actually Cody has been signing often, almost everyday.

National Anthem time. Matt’s hair is in braids again.

Cody’s sister threw out the first pitch.

And Yasmani made his way to the dugout without Hyun-Jin. Hyun-Jin never makes the walk.

First pitch. Hyun-Jin was absolutely exciting to watch.

Stephen Strasburg is one of the Nationals’ best pitchers so we all were not sure what to expect.

A view of my in-seat goodies. Chili nachos, Cuban dog with beef hotdog, pickles, secret sauce. Caesar salad, melon, two diet cokes.

In the top of the first inning, Bryce Harper walked but was left on base.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Dodgers also went quietly.

In the top of the 2nd inning while I was busy eating my food, Matt Wieters singled but was left on base. I was busy eating anyway.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning we were pleasantly surprised by a huge homerun hit by Joc Pederson which went out to center field. 1-0. The Dodgers had scored first!

In the top of the 3rd inning, Trea Turner singled, Bryce Harper again walked, Ryan Zimmerman walked, but Moises Sierra ground out leaving everyone on base. Stress time. Ryu got himself out of probably his only jam all game.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dodgers were out in order but we hung onto the one run lead.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Nationals all struck out.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Yasmani continued his hitting streak with a base hit. He unfortunately was left on base when Cody ground into a double play.

In the top of the 5th inning, the Nats were out in order.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Yasiel singled to center field.

With Matt Muncy batting, Yasiel stole 2nd base. Muncy was walked so they could pitch to Hyun-Jin.

Smart move because Hyun-Jin struck out leaving Puig on base.

In the top of the 6th inning the Nats were out in order. Hyun-Jin was on a tear.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Chris Taylor singled, wild pitch by Strasburg with Chris going to 2nd. Corey walked and Yaz was hit by a pitch. A lot going on there. Of course there was a discussion. Missed opportunity with Cody, Joc and Matt striking out. Sigh!

In the top of the 7th inning, the Nats again were out in order. Hyun-Jin still pitching.

In the bottom of the 7th inning after everyone had happily sung “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, Kike surprised everyone with a pinch hit homerun!! 2-0. This was against Strasburg who wasn’t having the best game.

In the top of the 8th inning, Tony Cingrani replaced Hyun-Jin. the Nats were again out in order. Our pitchers were totally stunning the Nats.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, Grandal again got on base with a walk.

And Cody….this is what dreams are made of…hit a two run homerun on his bobblehead day!!! 4-0.

In the top of the 9th inning Kenley came out to finish the game. It was not a save situation but it just seemed right to have him out there.

Kike signaled one out when Bryce Harper popped out. Ryan Zimmerman also popped out. Matt Adams walked.

Spy cam on the dugout. Haha Maaaatt!!

The excitement grew as Wieters struck out. Dodgers win 4-0.

The Dodgers had pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and played hard this second game against the Nationals. It was a hard fought battle with Ryu pitching an awesome game.

It was a happy occasion for Dodger fans. Everyone walked away with a Cody Bellinger bobblehead. The Dodgers had hit three big homeruns. Joc had hit a homerun on his birthday! What a wonderful birthday present for him. Ryu had come out triumphant against Stephen Strasburg. There were those doubters out there who thought Hyun-Jin would never be the same after his surgery. He only allowed 2 hits, striking out eight against a good team. And Cody…on his bobblehead night was able to get that huge homerun. The pinch hit homerun for Kike was a nice touch.

There was still one game to go with the Nationals. Our spirits were up. Last year’s championship Dodgers seemed to be making their way back.

Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!!

Hello Kitty Night

Of course I was excited on Friday since it was Hello Kitty Night. That was probably the only good thing about a night that was supposed to be a magnificent pitchers’ duel but turned out to be another frustrating night.

The weather was perfect…another plus. Am I fishing around for the positives of the night?

Dave Styles was there. Always a plus.

Although I mostly just saw his back.

The line to pick up the Hello Kitty tee shirt was horrible as you can see. I was already in a bad mood.

The food, of course, was excellent as usual. The beef stroganoff was the best I’ve ever had.

I hurried back out to the field.

Yasmani and Clayton made it out to the field to warm up

And who do I see waiting to make an appearance?

Yasmani and Clayton warmed up as the excitement grew more intense.

Two nice kids experiencing Dodger baseball live for the first time

And here she came closer and closer. Gulp!!!! Does she have that Asian wave? Sue and I agree that both our moms have that wave. 🙂

Could I be any happier??? OK, the day got better. One of these days I’ll grow up.

New kid on the block: Max Muncy. One of these days we’ll see his face.

Introducing Matt Muncy…3rd base for now.

Corey and Cody signed for the kids.

First timer with lots of autographs on his hat. So lucky!!

Hello Kitty threw out the first pitch.

Yasmani and Clayton on their way to the dugout. Yaz looked right at me.

It was a little before 7:10 so Clayton scuffled around a little. It has to be exactly 7:10 for Clayton.

First pitch. It pretty much went downhill from there. The first inning was a nightmare. Right off the bat, Trea Turner doubled, Bryce Harper singled scoring Turner. 0-1. Ryan Zimmerman doubled scoring Bryce Harper. 0-2. The game pretty much seemed over right there.

Chris Taylor tripled.

Corey was hit by a pitch. But everyone was left on base with Cody and Joc out on strikes.

Not sure why Joc is doing all this at the plate.

The Nationals were out in order in the top of the 2nd inning. So were the Dodgers.

In the top of the 3rd inning the Nationals were out in order.

Chris Taylor walked

Corey was again hit by a pitch. Seriously. But both were left on base. Frustrating.

In the top of the 4th inning the Nationals were again out in order.

Cody walked but was left on base. Yikes!!

In the top of the 5th inning, the Nationals continued on their tear against Clayton with a Michael Taylor double and Max Scherzer single (yes, the pitcher). Trea Turner singled scoring Taylor. 0-3.

In the top of the 6th inning, Chris Taylor doubled but was left on base with a Seager strike out.

In the top of the 6th inning, Ryan Zimmerman singled, Matt Wieters singled, Michael A. Taylor singled scoring Zimmerman. 0-4. The exit was starting to look inviting. Clayton was getting no run support!!!

In the bottom of the 6th inning Joc walked.

Chase singled.

Joc went to 3rd.

Puig singled scoring Joc. 1-4. At least the Dodgers scored.

In the top of the 7th inning, the Nats were out in order again with Clayton still pitching. The positive is that he did go 7 innings.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, pinch hitter Austin Barnes singled. This pic looks almost exactly like the last one.

Chris Taylor walked.

Much discussion among the Nationals.

Yasmani singled scoring Austin. 2-4. Cody struck out. Matt Kemp ground into a force out.

In the top of the 8th inning, Baez came out to destroy the rest of the game. Bryce Harper walked, Moises Sierra singled, Matt Winters walked, Wiler Difo walked scoring Bryce Harper. 2-5. The damage was done. Most of the fans left.

In the bottom of the 8th inning the Dodgers floundered around with 3 outs in order. The game was over by then.

It was another frustrating day. Max beat Clayton. No run support for Clayton. Lost chances. Hoping for a better day on Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by, I’m a little behind on my blog but will catch up. GO DODGERS!!!

Sweeep

The Dodgers swept the Padres!! First sweep of the season.

Friday the Dodgers return to LA to face the Nationals. Clayton Kershaw 1-2 ERA 1.73 will face Max Scherzer 3-1 ERA 1.33. It will definitely be a pitchers duel., probably a quick game.

It will also be Hello Kitty Day.

Everyone knows how I feel about Hello Kitty!

It will be fun.

Dave Styles will also be at the stadium.

Can’t wait!

Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!