Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Victorino Heats Up and Powers Dodgers Past Pirates

Victorino is starting to look pretty good at the top of the order.  Yesterday evening, he went 2 for 4, and blasted his first homer as a Dodger.  His home run was a deep line drive that easily climbed over the tall right field fence.  Click this link to see a video of his homer.  In all, Victorino drove in 3 runs and scored two himself. 

The pitching was also solid.  Aaron Harang went 6 innings and gave up 5 hits and 2 earned runs.  The bullpen held their own, but had several scares as Belisario coughed up 2 runs in his 1 inning of work.  Of special note was an exception defensive play by Randy Choate.  See the video below.

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Javy Guerra got in trouble in the 7th inning, so Randy Choate came in to get the final out.  As you can see above, he gave up a hard liner towards his face that could have easily scored a run.  Fortunately, he was able to make a stab at it.

Overall, it was a nice 5 to 4 victory that keeps the Dodgers in the hunt for first place in the Western Division.

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