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Dodgers Can’t Close The Door

Dodgers Can’t Close The Door

Final Score: Rockies 7, Dodgers 6

  • It’s a good thing this game wasn’t televised on the west coast because I suspect there would be a lot of broken TVs tonight. It looked like Aaron Miles’ and Trent Oeltjen sealed the deal, but Guerra blew his first save of the season and the pen couldn’t prevent the loss.
  • Lilly walked 3, the first time he’s walked 3 batters as a Dodger. He allowed another homer to Todd Helton, who was celebrating his 38th birthday and had to leave the game in the 5th because of a stiff neck. He’s not expected to miss a start.
  • The lefties in the pen did great. Kuo struck out all 3 batters he faced and Elbert struck out 2 of the 3 he went up against. Guerrier and MacDougal each pitched scoreless innings as well.
  • Lindblom blew the first save in the 7th, his first of the season as well. Then Guerra allowed two runs to score in the 12th after the Dodgers homered twice in the top of the frame. After Miles drove a ball over the left field wall, Oeltjen collected one of the inside the park variety. But Javy lost a 15 pitch at bat to Helton and Eliezer Alfonzo grounded out to tie the game.
  • Hawksworth recorded a pair of popouts in the 13th before Mark Ellis doubled and Dexter Fowler brought him home to end the game.
  • The offense was just 3 for 15 with RISP, leaving 11. Matt Kemp was caught stealing twice for the first time this year. Every starter except Dioner Navarro had at least two hits, with Kemp pacing the club at 3.

The finale will feature Chad Billingsley and Kevin Millwood. Billingsley last faced the Rockies on June 10, when he allowed 6 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings. Millwood has made just two starts this season, giving up 5 home runs in the process. Juan Rivera, who has seen Kevin the most, is 9 for 26 with a home run against him. Game time is 12:10pm Pacific.

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6 Responses to “Dodgers Can’t Close The Door”

  1. Roger Dodger says:

    With the more and more lack of posts — I am not sure any one really cares. This team cannot usually win games like that.

    Either singles and more singles leaving runners on base — or one or two of the many relief pitches cannot hold leads or keep the game tied.

    Why is Velez still on the 25 man roster??? Can he even hit the ball in batting practice??

  2. Bobby says:

    i know. i read this board more than once a day for updates, but because the team is soooo uninteresting, it’s sometimes hard to post when there’s such apathy.

    if we were 2 games out instead of 12, we’d all be going crazy on this site right now about that blown save. instead, we just shrug our shoulders, and look forward to whichever nfl team we root for (go bears!!)

  3. Badger says:

    I am trying to post everyday just to help keep this place alive. Part of the problem is, there isn’t a whole lot new that can be said. The Dodgers have an systemic problem that has surfaced for the world to see. The answer to the sickness seems obvious to most – this team needs surgery. An ownerectomy is needed stat but the patient is refusing the procedure.

    So, we are currently stuck. It is my personal opinion that it will get worse. As this team sinks into obscurity, and they play in front of Marlin like crowds, players will be going to their agents demanding to get the hell out of here. I know guys like Kemp and Kershaw will say all the right things publicly, but come on, do you really believe a guy from Oklahoma and another from Texas give a rats ass about Los Angeles California?

    The answer is clear. Say good-bye Frank.

  4. Idaho al says:

    I agree Badger. Until the owner is gone the Dodgers are going nowhere. There are so many players hurt. I wonder about the medical staff on this team. This is the same medical staff that said Jason Schmidt was ok. I cannot believe Velez is still on this team. This team needs a complete overhaul.

  5. Broxton's Bunny Soul says:

    No offense, I think it’s this board that’s dead. There’s a lot of Dodger blogs out there that are getting a ton of play and responses. MSTI, truebluela, Dodger Thoughts, the Dodgers are in trouble, that’s true…. but most people like to scream and vent when things go wrong, to let off steam…. no one is really doing that on this blog.

    I click on this blog, because it has an easy to find list of all the other Dodger blogs I read religiously. I peruse the other stuff on here… but it’s basically my conduit to other Dodger blogs.

    It’s the exact same thing on here every single day. Game report, minor league report, maybe Mark posts something about how McCourt isn’t going away as quickly as we think… and you guys post the exact same post worded differently.

    Success in business means innovation and changing when the circumstances change. This blog hasn’t, that’s why the responses have dwindled.

  6. Badger says:

    Valid points Soul Bunny.

    Mark is busy making his fortune and Jared posts his daily update on the system – there aren’t any other writers. It’s kind of up to the posters to go ahead and vent what is on their mind. Some get their panties in a wad when people disagree with them, some only post every few days. It has quieted down of late that’s for sure. Maybe it will pick up again when Mark finds the time to write again.

    Sell that business and retire Mark. You can live on 5 million for the rest of your life. Just do like the rest of us do, BUDGET.


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