Monday, October 07, 2013

The Only Highlight that Matters

After flubbing a sacrifice bunt, he gets the swing away sign... and swing away he did.  Uribe!!!

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Of course, let's not forget Carl Crawford's incredible evening.  Watch his 1st and 2nd homers, here and here.

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Kershaw is Starting Tonight


This is a bit of a surprise.  Clayton Kershaw will start tonight's Game 4 over Ricky Nolasco, per a @Dodgers tweet.


In one sense you gotta like the message this sends to Atlanta.  You've got to beat our best if you want to take the series back home.  On the other hand, as Tony Jackson noted, Kershaw has never pitched on three days rest in his career.  So, there is a bit of an unknown here.

Although this is not the best scenario, I can't really fault Mattingly for wanting to try to finish off the Braves tonight. 

This also appears to be a clear sign of "no confidence" in Ricky Nolasco - and who can blame them.  Nolasco pitched horribly his last two starts of the season; giving up 17 hits and 12 earned runs in 10.2 innings of work. 

Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013

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Blog Kiosk: 10/7/2013 - Dodgers Links -


The Dodgers crushed the Braves last night, but it sure wasn't easy.  Ryu wasn't sharp.  Fortunately, the Dodger bats came alive.  Pic above via Dodgers on tumblr.
"There was absolutely no injury whatsoever," Ryu said. "There was anxiety and I was a little bit nervous taking the mound. 
“You know, I want to play every day,” Ramirez said. “But at the same time, I knew he was doing the best for me to be ready for the playoffs. He played this game, and he knows what he is doing. That is great when you have a manager like that. That makes you keep doing your best every day, every inning, every out, every pitch.”
"My favorite part of the game is when [Ryu] runs over and covers first base and Juan Uribe will go to the mound to give him a little breather to kind of rest," AJ Ellis said. "[You] see them out there talking with each other. I mean, what can these two be possibly talking about, because they don't know any languages between them? I always wonder what they're talking about."

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Monday Dodgers Videos: Magic, Kemp and Crawford

I kinda disappeared this weekend, so I was unable to post this up yesterday.  Here are this Sundays Dodgers Videos on Monday.

Magic Johnson makes a bet with Jay Leno if the Dodgers win the World Series.

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TMZ spoke with Matt Kemp recently.

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ICYMI:  Carl Crawford lifts a go-ahead three-run shot in the second and then makes a nifty grab as he falls into the stands in the eighth.

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Also, Don Mattingly discusses the his club's big offensive night as they tallied 13 runs for a win in NLDS Game 3.

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