Dodgers Finally Beat the Giants

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The Dodgers finally beat the Giants 10-2 on Sunday night Baseball at Dodger Stadium to shut up the annoying ESPN announcers, stay in first place, and salvage one of the three games avoiding a sweep. We really needed this laugher as the Dodgers were sinking fast and everyone including myself was losing their sanity after game after game of terrible offense. The Dodgers are now only 3-9 this year against San Francisco. Baby steps I guess.

Giants       2 8 1

Dodgers 10 16 0

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For once, everything came up roses on Sunday for the Dodgers, instead of coming up Milhouse. The Dodgers scored ten runs on 16 hits and this was their most hits in a game since June 2. For the first time in seemingly forever the Dodgers took an early lead, something they have rarely done the last few weeks. The boys in blue scored one run in the first inning, four runs in the second inning, chasing dork master Tim Lincecum from the game after he recorded just four outs. The Dodgers continued to pound the Giants while the ESPN announcers raved and gushed over the Giants who they claim just play the game “the right way”. Gross.

The Dodgers scored in each of the first five frames. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game. Yasmani Grandal hit two, a monster shot in the third inning that went halfway up the pavilions. Then he hit another solo shot in the fourth. Grandal was 3 for 5 with three runs scored and two runs driven in. Justin Turner hit one out as well, and went 2 for 3 with two runs driven in. Perhaps the most encouraging sign was Adrian Gonzalez who snapped out of his deep freeze by hitting a home run, and collecting three hits. Even the aforementioned Jimmy Rollins got three hits to raise his average to .211.

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    Starting pitcher Brett Anderson turned in a solid performance to pick up the win. The southpaw threw six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and walking two. Anderson got two key double plays, and made 85 pitches. The Dodgers were 4 for 12 with runners in scoring position, and seven of their 16 hits were for extra bases.

    With the win, the Dodgers improve to 39-31 and regain a 1.5 game lead over the Giants in the National League West. The Dodgers will depart for a ten game road trip which begins with four games at Wrigley Field against the Cubs starting Monday evening.

    Today was father’s day and unfortunately my Dad was out of town so I couldn’t get to see him. However my thoughts were with him, and I just wanted to say how much I love him and hope to see him soon.

    How was your father’s day? The Dodgers had a god one. I hope you did as well. Here’s a shout out to all of the fathers out there.

    Go Blue!

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