Congrats are in order…

First and foremost, to Ned Colletti and his crew, who have done an incredible job in bolstering the big league club. By my count, they’ve acquired George Sherrill, Vicente Padilla, Ronnie Belliard, Jon Garland, Jim Thome, and cash considerations in exchange for Josh Bell, Steven Johnson, Luis Garcia, Justin Fuller, and two players to be named. Of course, those minor leaguers could all turn out to be the next Jeff Bagwell, but that’s a pretty impressive haul in my biased opinion. Last night as he got interviewed on the postgame shows on radio and TV, Ned gave tons of credit to all the people who work with him, Kim Ng, Ellen Harrigan, our advance scouts, his special assistants and everyone else who played a key role in last night’s trades. It’s amazing what a team effort it takes to pull this stuff off. Even clubhouse attendant Alex Torres got pressed into duty to get Joe Torre on the phone with Ned during the game.

Also congrats go out to Orlando Hudson, who is our nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a player so dedicated to community service in all of my time in baseball and we’ve had some impressive ones. But this guy has dedicated himself in an incredible way and he deserves your support. You can vote for him here starting tomorrow and I hope you’ll all do so as many times as allowed.

You can also read the latest from Steve Lyons at Psychollingy and believe it or not, he’s worried about our offense. In all fairness, he wrote this before we got Thome last night but he makes some good points.

Lineup to follow in a bit.

UPDATE – LINEUP

Furcal, SS

Kemp, CF

Ethier, RF

Manny, LF

Blake, 3B

Hudson, 2B

Martin, C

Loney, 1B

Padilla, P 

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  1. Dodger4life

    Good Afternoon ITD, Dodger Faithful and Our Beloved Boy’s in Blue……
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    I would like to express my condolances to the fallen Hero’s in the aftermath of these wildfires. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and thier familie’s. I would also like to say thank’s to all the men and women who put thier lives not only on hold but in jeapordy to protect not only us and our families but our property and land as well.
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    THINK HERO’S…..
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    I am so….glad to hear that the Furcal family and thier property are safe…..:-)
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    Welcome to the newest members of the greatest organization in all of baseball. Mr. Thome…Mr Belliard…and Mr Garland. Fine job Mr Colletti and Crew!!!! Lets make The Best Of Our Oppourtunity Gentlemen….
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    My ice cream is melting so…….
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    GO DODGERS GO!!!!!
    BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!
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    Enjoy tonights game everyone πŸ™‚

  2. spanner@aol.com

    Scott Elbert , A.J. Ellis & Jason Repko recalled from AAA today.. no word yet on who is off the 40 man to make room for Thome & Garland.

  3. trublu4ever

    With all of these great added players, let’s get this team going and win the whole damn thing!
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    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!! LET’S PUT SOME ROOM BETWEEN US AND THE ROCKIES AND GIANTS!!!!!!!!!! IN FACT, LET’S LEAVE THEM IN THE DUST!!!!!!!!!!

  4. messagebear@msn.com

    It must be great for Ned to get congratulations and addulation from his staff and fans.
    As for me, PISS ON YOU, NED!

  5. enchantedbeaver

    Hoffman really didn’t fit in, even next year. With Dre, Manny, Kemp, JP, Paul, and evidently Repko ahead of him on the depth chart, and a guy like Lambo in the offing, he’s never going to get a real shot anyway.

  6. spanner@aol.com

    I see Xavier Paul began a rehab assignment at AAA today… if he’s about to return I guess that made Hoffmann expendable.

  7. kpookiemon

    “Penny struggled through shoulder problems last year with the Dodgers, and he still has hard feelings against some in the Dodger organization. When he was told that the Giants’ AT&T Park features 42,000 fans who hate the Dodgers, Penny quickly said: ‘42,001.’”

    What a whiny victim…if you hadn’t blown off your rehab and eaten so many burritos, maybe you’d still be a force. The organization labeled you what you were: a lazy SOB.

  8. lbirken@aol.com

    kahli, you are so correct about Penny. This is the same guy who went out with a freak nerve injury in his arm the second game he pitched for the Dodgers. This is the guy who could have been “the man” with the Dodgers but instead became something else for reasons we will never know. Frankly, Penny isn’t worth expending all this energy!

  9. kpookiemon

    Good news and bad news about Giants: good news, they lost! Bad news, Hamels pitches a two-hit shutout…don’t need Hamels reaching top form with Cliff Lee already nearly unhittable…

  10. northstateblues

    Brad Penny ain’t $*!*. He was an underacheiving loaf who used the Dodgers as his victory lap after winning that god-awful gaudy piece of costume jewelry the 2003 Marlins called a Championship Ring. Even Dolomite would say that ring was over the top ( http://beachgold.net/rings/mlb/2003%20florida%20marlins2.jpg ).

    You weren’t worth the Roided has-been catcher we traded away for you, let alone the others involved. In L.A., you were the Ace that never was.

    If only you were half as good as Derek Lowe… wait, you WERE half as good as Derek Lowe.

    Throwing your arm out in the All-Star Game trying to act hard. Then you were limp for the rest of the season, and were never the same.

    42,001? Looking at the Dodgers-Giants games at the Phone Booth the past few years, 30,000 Dodger-Hating fans would be an extremely optimistic estimate. Maybe you could go grab some pine meat with those towel-slappers Kruk and Kuip, and you can all relive your Dodger-hating glory days like Al Bundy relived his 5-touchdowns-in-a-game.

    Why don’t you get together with Andruw Jones and have a pity party? The “I’m too stupid to realize my poor performance had nothing to do with the Dodgers front office, and everything to do with looking like I was in my third trimester going into Spring Training” pity party. Even Ron Coomer has better things to do than make that one.

    Even Jason Schmidt, who could actually kill the Dodgers, showed up to the Postseason games last season, and was in the dugout every game while rehabing in pain, while you were home pouting so much, Juan Pierre said “Whoa, what’s THAT guy’s problem?”

    You deserve the team that left its trophies, rings and class in New York half a century ago.

    Wear a flower in your hair, you jerk.

  11. oldbrooklynfan

    Hi Everyone
    I hope I find everyone safe and in good spirits, we look forward to a victory tonight, The Dodgers have to win them all.
    forget losing that’s a thing of the past.
    Well IMO, the best thing about those trade is who we gave up so far, nobody of any interest and I wish them all luck in the future except against us.
    LET’S GO DODGERS!!!! WIN WIN WIN.

  12. kpookiemon

    Gosh, that took forever!

    phan, you’re a father, for crying out loud. Quit acting like a grade-schooler with your “nah-nah” attitude. Congrats to Hamels on his shutout. What have you done lately? I mean, besides taunting faceless screen names on a blog.

  13. perumike

    Wow, looked at the Phillies Insider blog. Seven threads since August 24, and a grand total of SIX comments. Love those Phillie fans! πŸ™‚

  14. enchantedbeaver

    I don’t think y’all will have to worry about Penny giving up a bunch of runs. There’s death. There’s taxes. And there’s Brad Penny sucking. The three constants.

  15. northstateblues

    Thanks Tru πŸ™‚ Just letting off steam after his inane comment.

    JPD: You said in 2 lines what it took over 20 for me to say.

  16. phan52

    How scary does a playoff rotation that includes Hamels, Cliff Lee, Joe Blanton and J.A. Happ look?

    Hamels has tied a career-high with 19 scoreless innings. Lee is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts. Blanton is 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 starts since May 26. Happ is 10-3 with a 2.63 ERA, making him a frontrunner for National League Rookie of the Year.

    All this for the team that scores more runs than anybody in the NL. Yikes!!

  17. perumike

    I talked to a friend who is a huge Giants and Angels fan, and he agreed Penny is bad, liked what our boys did, so I complimented his Angels on the Kazmir deal. At least good to see that even some Giant fans don’t like the Penny deal (although most probably wouldn’t admit it to a Dodger fan).

  18. shad80

    Wait a second they have Thome and Garland wearing a Dodgers hat but they still have Odog wearing a dback hat on that poll.

  19. phan52

    Lidge has two straight 1-2-3’s. And Myers will be joining the bullpen this weekend as insurance. Embarrassment of riches.

  20. nellyjune

    Good Evening ITD readers and writers!!!!!

    Great Homerun by Matthew Ryan Kemp earlier, and thanks to Padilla, Martin and Kemp for the other two runs as well. Let’s go Dodgers, let’s go!!!!!

  21. oldbrooklynfan

    I don’t consider a runner at 2nd in scoring position because it still takes, at least, a base hit, to score him.

  22. oldbrooklynfan

    I hope nobody tells Padilla he’s pitching for the Dodgers because he’s pitching like an opponent pitcher, settling down after the first inning.

  23. phan52

    ummm…you do know the point of designating a player ‘in scoring position’ is because you can score him with, you know, A BASE HIT?
    You do know that, don’t you?

  24. phan52

    In the end, I’ll take Lidge over Broxton any day.
    Sherrill is on your team for one reason. The Phillies. And I remember you folks bitching when you got him. Clueless.

  25. kpookiemon

    This folk wasn’t bitching when the Dodgers got Sherrill. Who was bitching? Names, please. phan, you’re clueless.

  26. shad80

    No one was bitching after seen what Broxton did we need him but Ned didn’t get a SP’s like we wanted until the waiver deadline.

  27. phan52

    Yeah kahli, folks here were bitching. ‘Why did we get a closer? We got one already! We need starters!! Ned is crazy!’
    When it was the best move he made all season.

  28. perumike

    Exactly phan, not complaining about Sherrill specifically, but more about getting what we felt was not needed, and not getting a starter that we did need. We all knew Sherrill was a great reliever.

  29. kpookiemon

    WHO was bitching? “Folks here” means nothing to me. One name, please. Now I can guarantee one name who was bitching about his team’s horrible play at home. You, phan, You were bitching. I read it.

  30. trublu4ever

    I believe it was also at the time before the trading deadline was ending and we thought we were in the running for Halliday.

  31. phan52

    Yeah kahli, I was bitching about the World Champions being 9 games under .500 at home while having the best road record in MLB. I’m not a sheep. I, like most phans, are critical when it is deserved. The players were letting things off the field divert them from the game when they were at home. Understood to a point but they needed to focus on the games, which they did, like Champions do.

    Ned didn’t deserve criticism for getting a lefthanded stud out of the bullpen.

  32. vl4ecc

    Seems the Snakes have picked up where the boys from the ‘Gay Bay’ (Giants) used to be. They totally stink all year, only to play spoiler going down the stretch. 😦

  33. phan52

    Well you don’t get to make the standard. A runner is in scoring position when he can be scored with a base hit. The number of outs have nothing to do with it. The meaning goes all the way back to the ‘dead ball’ era; it’s not something new.
    Of course, the Phillies are in scoring position when they come up to bat.

  34. vl4ecc

    There mustn’t be any activity on the Phillie blog for the imbecile to come and show up over here, and try to raise up hate & discontent.
    GO AWAY & GET A LIFE! YOUR TEAM ONLY HAS 2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN IT’S ENTIRE HISTORY!
    And is STILL the loosingest franchise in ALL of professional sports!!!
    Don’t go away mad. Just go away………..

  35. nellyjune

    Kahli – If nine months is considered around the corner, then yes πŸ™‚ I have found in my years of teaching. First graders are much like highschool students. The only difference is highschool students are in bigger bodies and for the most part “should” know better, but obviously there are adults around who don’t know better either.

  36. oldbrooklynfan

    Does anyone know what the percentage is of a runner in scoring position of actually scoring?
    How often does it happen?

  37. enchantedbeaver

    Phan, Brooklyn knows the definition of RISP. Had you read previous threads you would know his view on what a “real” RISP should be vs. the tradtional definition. Its like starting to watch the Soprano’s for the first time after three seasons have already played – you have no idea what’s going on.

    However, you don’t let that stop you from being condescending and acting like a junior highschooler. In fact, nothing stops you from acting like a junior highschooler and you’re how old?

    Kahli mentioned something above that you have children? I truely feel sorry for them with you as a role model…

    And in a weird way, I feel sorry for you too that the only way you can interact with others is by trying to irritate and belittle them.

    And people wonder why I’m justplaindisgusted…

  38. jhallwally

    BonJour Nelle’ mon amie!!! Doing well, how about you? Yes, I was there Sunday for all 12 innings. Sweet win!! Got to see Kershaw pitch. It was great. Thanks for asking.

  39. northstateblues

    Dodgers 78-54, .591 635 RS, 501 RA
    Phillies 76-53, .589 666 RS, 563 RA

    The Dodgers have allowed 62 less runs than the Phils, have 2 more wins right now, and only 1 more loss. The only thing the Phils have on the Dodgers is 31 more runs. As of right now, the Dodgers are better than the Phillies.

    Where is this vastly better Phillies team? In the mind of a troll.

  40. phan52

    LOL!! Panties in a wad. …justplaindisgusted, indeed….

    And oldguy, if the Phillies suck, what does that about the Dodgers? BTW, I never said the Dodgers suck, so who is the rude one here? The Dodgers are actually a pretty good team. Just not as good as the Phillies. Which, of course, I didn’t need to tell you.

  41. jhallwally

    Good for you Brooklyn!!! I would bet on the fact that you have forgotten more about baseball than this yahoo knows!!!!
    People who feel the need or have the time to stay up late and comment on other teams blogs with malice and hatred, have more serious issues and deficiencies. My guess is that Ex-Tends doesn’t work.

  42. nellyjune

    That is great jhall!!! I am glad you got to see our boys in blue. I am doing great………….busy, but doing really good.

    :))))) You are fabulous!!!!

  43. nellyjune

    Submission Errors are going to kill me off I think. I have been trying to say FABULOUS AT-BAT ANDRE for the last 10 minutes, and it won’t go through. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…………WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!!

    Shad – Do you get submission errors? Mine always say it’s because there are too many comments in a short period of time.

  44. oldbrooklynfan

    I’m sorry phan52. You’re just making me mad with all that bragging about the Phillies.
    This is a Dodger Blog.

  45. nellyjune

    ………and then when it finally posts, it posts before the actually walk occurs like I called the play. I know what Andre is capable of but this is ridiculous.

  46. trublu4ever

    THESE SUBMISSION ERRORS ARE REALLY PISSING ME OFF!!!! BEEN TRYING FOR 15 MINUTES TO GET ONE POST ON…..WITH NO LUCK………..PLEASE GET THIS BLOG FIXED!!!!

  47. phan52

    You wouldn’t know a Phillies blog from a hole in the wall. Keep looking.

    And I love the projection here. Malice and hatred? Wow…do you have mirrors? Relax folks, it’s just baseball.

    …deficiencies, indeed…LOL!!

  48. nellyjune

    THANK YOU JHALL!!! Andre and Matt, both, are have a fabulous season. If there is such a thing as co-mvp, they really both deserve it if they continue to play out the season like we think they can.

  49. nellyjune

    jhall – I am in a 15-minute time warp and can’t get out. All of my comments are coming in like I am reading minds and calling plays.

  50. kpookiemon

    phan, you always feign disbelief….appear incredulous at our supposed hurtful malice and hatred, demanding we hold up mirrors to our lowly selves…that it’s “just baseball”…when it’s you that come in here and call oldbrooklyn “clueless” or direct other such drivel at your favorite bloggers. You defend your criticism of the Phillies by saying, “the players were letting things off the field divert them from the game when they were at home.” How in God’s green acres do you know what the hell goes on in their clubhouse? Give me the butt-scratching, obnoxious high school students any day.

  51. 32and53fan

    If we are lucky, we will be able to prove that we are better than the Phillies in the postseason. Any other comparison is just an academic exercise.
    10:37

  52. perumike

    Sweet, kept the distance against the Rockies and put the Giants another game back. It would appear the Giants better count on the Wild Card, the division seems much less probable. Hopefully we win the division by double digit games!

    I was wondering, since we’re talking about what baseball rules or traditions say. Doesn’t a team’s win-loss record dictate how good it is? If that’s the case, the Phillies ARE NOT better than the Dodgers, as was claimed earlier on this blog. πŸ™‚

  53. nellyjune

    Good Night jhall/Wally!!! It was great seeing you around. I will let your father know you stopped by. At least you got to spend time with your brother. Take Care and God Bless πŸ™‚

  54. nellyjune

    Andre got the Capital One Premier Play of the Game on mlbtv for his catch. Matt and Andre have just been wicked good lately. The pitchers must be really happy with them. Keep it up boys!!!!

  55. Dodger4life

    WE LOVE OUR DODGERS!!!!!
    365 DAY’S OF THE YEAR!!!!!
    7 DAY’S A WEEK!!!!
    24 HOURS A DAY!!!!
    EVERYDAY IN DODGERBLUE IS A GREAT DAY!!!!!!
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    Have a great day tomorrow everyone……..
    Good Night and God Bless to us all πŸ™‚

  56. shad80

    Fast Facts

    β€’ Matt Kemp homered for the fourth straight game, the longest streak of his career and the longest by a Dodgers player since Hee Seop Choi homered in four straight games in 2005.

    β€’ Manny Ramirez, a .455 career hitter vs. the D-backs entering the game, went 0-for-4.

    β€’ Arizona’s season-high five-game winning streak was snapped.

  57. crzblue2

    Good morning everybody!
    \\Andre got the Capital One Premier Play of the Game on mlbtv for his catch. Matt and Andre have just been wicked good lately. The pitchers must be really happy with them. Keep it up boys!!!!\\
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    Dnelly,
    Have you gotten the latest Dodger magazine? It has Matt and Andre on the cover. It is a very nice glossy cover of the double trouble combo.

  58. messagebear@msn.com

    If Ned is with us beyond this season, it will mean that McCheap wants to continue the low payroll strategy that has been employed this season. I don’t have any doubt that he’s mortgaged up to his ears, if not higher, but it portends very poorly for the Dodger fortunes. There’s already general agreement that we won’t be able to “afford” Hudson after his success this season, so what are we going to field in the coming years. McCheap at best should be an owner of a minor market team, not the Dodgers. I am confident unfortunately that we’ll lose the likes of Andre and Matt once they become eligible for free agency, because McCheap won’t be able to “afford” them either. This year’s experience indicates that we’ll only fill in from the ranks of our minor leaguers or from the leftovers of other clubs, provided that they come CHEAP. I’ve never associated CHEAP with the Dodgers, but I think we better get used to it.

  59. trublu4ever

    Bear ~ with all of the McCheapness, they announced last night that the Dodgers are number one in attendance. However, I believe if Andre and Matt are not paid what they are worth and leave us the fans will be ********** and our attendance will drop severely. I know there are many fans who will go no matter who is on the field but, to fill the other seats, you have to put a good product out there.

  60. crzblue2

    Ok, I forgot to say that we had a very nice list of volunteers signing up for the Blood drive for 9/11 at Dodger Stadium. The percentage of volunteers that usually signup is very miniscule. June from the Red Cross said that Monday she only got two people signing up in the level she was covering. Last night between June her friend and I we got a nice number while covering the field level but I did go to the Top Deck and got friend in my section to signup and other workers there. So OK, we were vampires yesterday. “I vant your blood!”
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    A Big thank you to the fans that signed up and to the workers that even though there is not game that day, they will go to the stadium on 9/11 for the blood drive.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

  61. dodgereric

    Well, between skipping over the troll’s posts and our responses to the troll’s posts, I didn’t get to see if anyone had trouble with Torre’s removal of Padilla last night. So if I’m repeating something, I apologize. But I hated it. I hated it so much that I drove my poor wife out of the room. For some reason, they apparently gave him a 100-pitch limit last night and – winning be damned – out he comes. It didn’t matter that he had just had his best inning in the 5th – 6 pitches = 3 outs. It didn’t matter that he had just struck out the first batter in the 6th. It didn’t matter that he was totally in control. The pitch count is the most important thing. So I get that.

    What I don’t get is why Torre treats his starters like fine china, but couldn’t care less about overworking the relievers. I guess they’re just expendable.

    He’s such an idiot.

    Ned.

    I read the article. It’s depressing for me to hear that you want to come back. I understand why you want to. It’s a great gig. You’re just doing what McCourt wants. Sorry, I’m not one of those who is nominating you for sainthood. I’m curious as to what effect your aquisitions will do for us. Great, we have yet another #4 or 5 pitcher. Great, we have a HOF- bound pinchhitter who sucks at pinchhitting and is unable (or unwilling) to play in the field. Time will tell on this one. If he can give us one important clout, it will be worth the roster spot. If he can’t, it won’t. I reserve judgement until then.

    I’d be more impressed with him if he’d landed Lee. I won’t give him a break on this one until I hear what he offered the Indians for him. The Phils didn’t part with much, they are just willing to pay his salary. I think that was the difference, not who we had to trade away.

    I’ll be more impressed when we lock up our kids.

    I’ll be more impressed when we resign our candidate for the 2009 Clemente Award.

    I’ll be more impressed when I don’t read stuff like “The Dodgers’ front office said over the winter that by spending less on the free-agent market, they would be able to spend more in the summer. So much for that idea.” I don’t like being lied to. I don’t like being told about money when we go over 3 million for the umpteenth time. The common denominator is always payroll, isn’t it? If he doesn’t add significantly to the payroll, the deal gets done. McCourt, I still remember you bringing Joe Pierre out here and that was wonderful. But you had better loosen the purse strings and bring that payroll back up to where it should be for this team. You had better. I’m just sayin’.

    What I AM impressed by was northstateblues’ post up there a-ways at 7:15PM regarding that quitting scumbag Penny. Dude, you are ALWAYS fun to read. Penny, I hope we face you and Padilla knocks you on your pompous asss. I figure you’ll fold up like a cheap tent. You remind me of a guy I used to work with. Nobody liked him either.

  62. crzblue2

    Eric,
    By the time Padilla was pulled, I was already sitting in my seat and my friend and I we just rollled our eyes when Torre strode to the mound. We were all asking why the move. My brother did not go to the game but the first thing he told me this morning was how much he hated Torre not leaving Padilla there.

  63. J.C.

    Great Blog!!! I am new to the bloging world and hope to leave my mark. Good luck with the remainder of the season and I agree the Dodger organization is top notch. A yankees vs Dodgers world series would be electric!! Hollywood vs The Big Apple. A-rod vs Mannywood. Ity sounds good already and the season is not over yet. Have a great week.

    JC.

  64. perumike

    I mentioned last night that the Gnats had Renteria, so they didn’t need a big bat. Then I see on SportsCenter that he has warning track power…oh, nevermind…it was the warning track behind home plate.

  65. trublu4ever

    J.C. ~ welcome to ITD. If you come back at game time, I promise you won’t be sorry. It is a lot of fun and quite thought provoking here.
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    PianoMan ~ LMAO!!!!

  66. thinkingblue

    JC welcome….and I have a big feeling that it will be Dodgers vs. Yankees World Series. It will be a good one.
    *
    HELLO ALL ITD….I miss my regular – daily visits but my hours were cut even more here at work….and I need to use my time wisely. I miss my ITD and now it is time to go home….
    *
    GOOOOO DODGERS!

  67. shad80

    Padilla vs lefty .311 and if would have given up back to back hit to a left handed batter than we will herethat Torre waited to late to removed him.

  68. shad80

    Nats acquire LHP Garate to complete Belliard trade
    39 minutes ago

    Buzz up! PrintSAN DIEGO (AP)β€”The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed pitcher Victor Garate from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday to complete the trade for infielder Ronnie Belliard(notes).

    Washington dealt Belliard to the Dodgers on Sunday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Luis Garcia and a player to be named.

    This is a February 2009 photo …

    AP – Aug 30, 6:04 pm EDT

    This is a February 2009 photo …

    AP – Aug 30, 6:04 pm EDT 1 of 2 MLB Gallery At Double-A Chattanooga this season, the 24-year-old Garate was 0-1 with four saves and a 2.04 ERA. He held Southern League hitters to a .191 batting average and stranded 17 of 21 inherited runners.

  69. shad80

    Garate has been one of the most effective relievers in the Double-A Southern League this season, posting a 2.04 ERA (12 ER/53.0 IP) and .191 (36-for-188) batting average against in 47 appearances with Chattanooga. His earned run average ranks eighth among Southern League pitchers (minimum 50.0 IP). Garate’s 56 strikeouts rank tied for ninth among full-time relievers in the circuit and his 9.51 strikeouts per 9.0 innings rank sixth (minimum 50.0 IP). He has stranded 17 of 21 inherited runners in β€˜09.

  70. Dodger4life

    Good Afternoon ITD, Dodger Faithful and Our Beloved Boy’s in Blue…..
    .
    Here is a little ( Energy Boost ) for Bills and the Boy’s tonight……ACDC ~ TNT!!!!
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yex1yyySpyM
    .
    GO GET EM BOY’S!!!! WIN THE FIGHT!!!!!!
    .
    GO DODGERS GO!!!!
    BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2009!!!!!
    START TO FINISH……POWER LOAD!!!!
    .
    Enjoy the game everyone πŸ™‚

  71. northstateblues

    Updated to show results through games played to this point:

    Dodgers 79-54, .594 639 RS, 504 RA
    Phillies 76-53, .589 666 RS, 563 RA

    The Dodgers have allowed 59 less runs than the Phils, have 3 more wins right now, and only 1 more loss. The only thing the Phils have on the Dodgers is 27 more runs scored. And their road record, 41-23, is better than our home record, 41-26 (Phillies have 3 less losses). The same can be said of the Dodgers road record, 38-28, against the Phillies home record, 53-30, where the Dodgers have 3 more wins.

    Hmm… what’s that you say? The Phillies’ pitching is better? Let’s have a look…

    Dodgers 3.50 ERA, 472 Earned Runs, 504 Runs, 1030 Strikeouts, .233 Opponent’s BA
    Phillies 4.12 ERA, 534 Earned Runs, 563 Runs, 918 Strikeouts, .262 Opponent’s BA

    The Offense situation isn’t as cut and dry…

    Dodgers 639 RS, 1265 H, 607 RBI, .274 BA, .347 OBP, .413 SLG
    Phillies 666 RS, 1152 H, 641 RBI, .258 BA, .336 OBP, .451 SLG

    Yet overall, as of right now, the Dodgers are better than the Phillies. Not by much, but by enough.

    Where is this vastly better Phillies team? In the mind of a troll.

    What was that sound last night? It’s Yesterday’s News, trying to stay relevant.

  72. nellyjune

    Dodgereric – poor Chris πŸ™‚

    Emma – No, I haven’t, but I have heard about it, and I can’t wait to get it. Thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

    Dodger4life – Are you ready for tonight’s game? I think you are!!!!!

    GO DODGERS!!!!

  73. northstateblues

    Correction: The Phillies home record is 35-30, not 53-30. A minor typo, though. The point still stands. Feel free to repost if a new thread goes up, as I’ll be at work, and likely Time-Warped when I get home.

    Eric, thanks for the comments on my post on Penny. I never really felt confident with him “leading” our staff. His comments are right up there with Kruk and Kuip as myopic hogwash designed to rile up the Giants masses. The WWE couldn’t write better material.

  74. northstateblues

    (and add in the correct Phillies 35-30 record if it is reposted. We all know logic has no quarter with that guy.)

  75. trublu4ever

    North ~ excellent stats…..and while we were complaining about our lack of run production, the Phillies are struggling even more. I don’t have the exact stats but Kruk mentioned last night how anemic their offense has been lately.

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