Game 82, 2014

Jon Weisman has put together a “40 Greatest Hits of the First Half” video collection. See it here.

I’m not sure I believe this, but the Dodgers have won the regular-season series over the Cardinals each year since 2011. It surely doesn’t feel like it.

Cardinals at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

It’ll be Carlos Martinez (1-3, 4.33 ERA) for the Cards and Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-3, 3.06 ERA) for the Dodgers tonight. This will be Martinez’s third start of the year; as noted yesterday, the injuries to the Cardinals’ regular starters have forced them to pull guys out of the pen. Ryu is on somewhat of a roll: he’s 6-1 with a 3.12 ERA since May 21.

36 thoughts on “Game 82, 2014

  1. Last night I was having dinner with friends from LA in Berkeley, and two of us were watching surreptitiously on the iPhone while our wives chatted. Left just in time to see Kemp throw out Craig at the plate, and got home in time for Turner’s RBI single.

    We may go visit them later this summer and see a game. The last time I went to Dodger Stadium, I took my then six-year-old daughter after a day at Disneyland, and the starting shortstop was José Offerman (who played well that night).

    • I hope you do visit. The last time I was at Dodger Stadium was sometime in the late ’80s, when I was splitting time between two club sites my employer owned and managed, one in Honolulu and one in Culver City. I saw maybe half-a-dozen games there in those years before I quit to go work for (what I thought were) more sensible employers.

    • Ha! Beat you guys…oh, wait. 40th anniversery is coming up was August 5, 1974 when they beat the Red Machine. Offerman was a six year old boy playing on the dirt fields of San Pedro de Macoris.

      • My first game at DS was in 1966, when Koufax shut out the then Colt. 45s in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader.

          • My first one may have been at the Coliseum in 1960 or 1961. I didn’t get to Dodger Stadium until 1984 or 1985. I saw them play the Mets at Shea in 1965 when we went to the NYC World’s Fair, and I saw them play at old DC Stadium in Washington in a spring training game in ’65

          • No, I looked it up. The last game at Griffith was in September of 1961, and we didn’t arrive in DC until December 1962. It was DC (later RFK) Stadium.

  2. just saw vision of Dee’s RBI, if Ellis could make it from 2nd, Rojas certainly would have

  3. What the heck is happening back there? Two ejections? I must say, on Game Day the home plate ump’s calls make no sense…

    • When Mark Ellis was batting just before he hit his double, there was a pitch way outside that was a called strike, followed by 2 pitches down he middle that were called balls

      • Both Van Slyke (for arguing his struckout looking) as well as Mattingly. (Some vision of Van Slyke’s ejection on Gameday)

    • Actually since June 4 it has been pitching that seems to be the major determinate if we win or lose. This is only the second game we have lost in that period when the pitching has let in 4 or less runs. That’s a span that has included 14 wins and 7 loses.

  4. Chapman finishes of the Gnats with a 102mph strikeout to keep the gap at 2 games