Eight straight…

Another great start from John Ely…I hope everyone is enjoying this run of wins. Andres bobblehead night is tomorrow night and well have well over 50,000 screaming fans in the house. There are still very few tickets available left and while it doesnt look like hell play, who knows what will happen. Manny Ramirez didnt play on his bobblehead night last year and we all saw how that turned out!


  1. nedajerk

    San Diego 22 15 .595 – 11-8 11-7 150 110 +40 Lost 3 5-5
    San Francisco 21 15 .583 .5 13-8 8-7 158 112 +46 Won 3 5-5
    LA Dodgers 21 17 .553 1.5 11-6 10-11 196 186 +10 Won 8 9-1
    Colorado 19 19 .500 3.5 11-7 8-12 181 156 +25 Lost 1 5-5

    I like that +10 but hate the 186. We would’ve had a crazy differential if it wasn’t for that RA.

  2. nedajerk

    Arizona 16 23 .410 7 7-11 9-12 199 236 -37 Won 1 2-8

    There a team in the west that still score more runs than us but there pitching is way worst.

  3. enchantedbeaver

    Glad to hear it Wally! Doing OK – its raining again though. Thought this was supposed to be CA, not Oregon.

  4. jhallwally

    Better defense will beget better pitching. Defense is very underrated. Ask Dad/Eric!!! Great defense will empower the pitching.

  5. jhallwally

    LOL Beav!!! Yep, raining here also. Be safe and have a great time Nelly and Trumom!!!!! Give mine and Beav’s regards to Ned!!!! LOL!!!! It only takes one finger!!!!!

  6. nedajerk

    Kansas City 4, at Baltimore 3 Davies (3-2) Bergesen (3-3) Soria (10) 9,299

    lol at that attendance. How come we got 2 games in LA and we have played 4 games in Houston? This schedule is weird I miss the old NL West.

  7. nellyjune

    You are most certainly right about that Wally!!! I heard that from your father a few times this past weekend.

    ……………and thanks :)))

  8. kpookiemon

    The winning streak is a direct result of:
    A) Ned’s personal attacks
    B) Frank’s hands-on approach to ownership
    C) Garrett Anderson’s clubhouse presence
    D) Andre Ethier’s incredible, super-human month that could only be derailed by a teensy-weensy pinky bone…combined with Joe’s handling of lights-out pitching

  9. nedajerk

    Stadium Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    Attendance 35,282 (63% full) – % is based on regular season capacity

    lol that was Sherrill 1st hold and I’m still holding out on him to improve.

  10. jhallwally

    I don’t know about all of you, but, I’m not anxious for Furcal to come back. We’re really coming together.

  11. nellyjune

    Well, in this case, I will be just fine if Andre doesn’t play. This is different than the Sunday/day game sit outs for no reason. I really do rather see him fully healed than to see him push it and make matters worse. Any Ethieraholic should hope for the same thing. Then again, he is an athlete, probably a little on the stubborn side, and I would assume that he just may do the unthinkable. My favorite NASCAR driver did the unthinkable. So, anything is possible and nothing is impossible. However, different sport all together and I am sure Andre will do what is best for him.

  12. nellyjune

    Carroll sure has turned out to be a nice surprise. I liked watching him play for Colorado, but I kind of lost track of him when he the Rox. He is definitely a good addition to the team.

  13. jhallwally

    I think they will DL Ethier in the next few days if the pinky continues to be a problem. Better to take the time now to let it heal properly IMO. We can pick up the slack for a week or so, but we will need Andre for the long run!!!!

  14. enchantedbeaver

    Yeah yeah yeah Andre’s pretty good, but I’m really looking forward to getting Haeger back in the rotation.

  15. jhallwally

    Goodnight Gang!!! Catch you all down the road!!! Let’s get 9 in a row tomorrow!!! Excelsior True Blue Believers!!!!

  16. nedajerk

    I didn’t see that but to bad Dusty Baker would take chances on those CG/shutout and ruining pitcher arm.

  17. kpookiemon

    Someone posted a few threads back that Dodgers would pass the Gnats before the end of the month. Good call!!!!!!!! Time to put the Orange and Black in the rear view mirror.

  18. nedajerk

    Wow how sad someone stole some baseball equipment from the special needs children.
    He has thrown 18 or more pitches in 16 of those innings

  19. nellyjune

    I had fun tonight with that Kahli and the fact that they couldn’t beat their #4 pitcher as we swept their top 3 pitchers. They were all high and mighty a few weeks ago…………..not so much anymore :))

  20. perumike

    Good evening everyone. What a great game! I really like the Ely kid! I can’t wait to scream with all the other members of my Dodger family tomorrow at the stadium! Let’s keep it going boys!

  21. perumike

    Nelly, I don’t know how you’re still awake with the commute you have tomorrow, as my commute will be under 30 min., yours is a bit longer! πŸ™‚

  22. northstateblues


    Probably a Flash Sideways, since there’s two given timelines going on at any given time: The Warped, and the UnWarped.

    I’m gonna be my own finale party, heheh. I’ll probably print out a dharma label or two.

    My LOST Theory:

    Jack Sheperd, die-hard Red Sox fan, crashes on a plane over the Pacific Ocean. That year, the Red Sox won the world series.

    Get Dodger-hat-wearing David Sheperd on the next flight to Sydney, stat!

  23. nedajerk

    Jackson (W, 2-5) 8.0 4 0 0 2 12 0 1.56 6.33

    Yeah I know we beat him but it look like everyone is having double digit in K’s vs the Marlins.

  24. Dodger4life

    Good Morning, ITD, Dodger Faithful, and Our Beloved Boys in Blue………..
    Were playing some pretty good ball at the moment, having fun and winning games.
    Ely is doing what it takes, nice to see some strikes being thrown
    Bobblehead night…..GET WELL SOON ANDRE!!!!
    ITDers at the game tonight……Enjoy
    Faithful at home enjoy the game as well….Have a great day all…

  25. trublu4ever

    Nellyjune and I will be leaving soon to be at the Ravine for Andre’s night. Even though he won’t be playing it is really cool that they are honoring him. It’s way overdue!
    Have a great day everybody and let’s hope the Dodgers win again.

  26. koufax1963

    I’m Impressed! The “stunt men” are doing what they get paid for: Performing. I guess they just need to play.
    Yes I think the line up could be stronger with healthy Raffy, Dre, and vicente, but the bench is picking them up.
    The SP and BP has really come around, and The Dodgers are getting those timely two out knocks for RBIs and not stranding the lead off hits as much. I love this turn around.

  27. koufax1963

    and details, Torre is actively managing the Bull pen, and it is working, I use to cringe when he would pull weaver, but lately his choices have worked, like kou, yes even sherril.
    also Martin is throwing baserunners out, Fantastic, didn’t see that all last year. Also Russell is hitting to the opposite field.

  28. selltheteam

    Tonight’s lineup, from Dodger Thoughts:
    Russell Martin, C
    Xavier Paul, RF
    Manny Ramirez, LF
    Matt Kemp, CF
    James Loney, 1B
    Casey Blake, 3B
    Blake DeWitt, 2B
    Jamey Carroll, SS
    Hiroki Kuroda, P

  29. vl4ecc

    Celtics up by 2 at the half. Looking forward to another Celtics-Lakers final for the NBA championship, with the Celtics coming out on top. Kobe’s just an arrogant egotistical a-hole. The Celtics are just the team to shut his pie hole.

    I like the chances of extending the streak to nine with Kuroda on the bump tonight.
    Go Dodgers!!!

  30. oldbrooklynfan

    Hi Everybody
    Well 8 straight and it came at a very crucial time, when it didn’t look good for the Dodgers, now their right back in the thick of it. Kuroda has started 7 games has 2 ND, 4-1 record averaging 6 innings has 4 gems and two of them going 8 innings.
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 32and53fan

    Too bad about DLing Ethier but it is better than him trying to play through the pain and reinjuring the bone. Let’s hope the team can keep the streak alive. I will be looking for Nelly and Tru on the first base side tonight.

  32. jhallwally

    Nice job Kuroda!!!! Settled down and delivered a quality start. He didn’t look comfortable with his stuff but found a way to get it done.

  33. colliethec

    I’d love it if they beat Bud. He’s from my town here in Northern California and I believe he grew up a Giants fan so he’d love to beat the Blue.

  34. colliethec

    I’m all for hustle but that wasn’t smart by Casey — now HK leads off the next inning. Nice to get the run home though.

  35. nedajerk

    Geez Vinny doesn’t want to here this record vs the AL in interleague game 29-52. Vinny is bashing the Astros offense.

  36. nellyjune

    It is a great game, but man, it kind of sucks seeing Andre just stand there. I am sure it sucks for Andre even worse, but all the fans around me are really bummed. Come back soon Andre! GO DODGERS!!!!!!

  37. nellyjune

    It is a great game, but man, it kind of sucks seeing Andre just stand there. I am sure it sucks for Andre even worse, but all the fans around me are really bummed. Come back soon Andre! GO DODGERS!!!!!!

  38. nellyjune

    It is a great game, but man, it kind of sucks seeing Andre just stand there. I am sure it sucks for Andre even worse, but all the fans around me are really bummed. Come back soon Andre! GO DODGERS!!!!!!

  39. oldbrooklynfan

    I just want to say that KURODA navigated himself nicely through his 6 innings, tonight.
    BELISARIO good going.

  40. jhallwally

    Be safe out there Nelly and Trumom!!! Glad you got to see our 9th straight. If we keep it up, we will be in first place by the end of the week. Let’s go Dodgers!!!!

  41. jhallwally

    That would be good for us Shad!!! Me too!!! Goodnight All!!! Have a great tomorrow. Catch you down the road!!!!

  42. gibbie23

    RamTron in the 9th = DONE DEAL. Way to rack up a Fine Nine in a row Blue!!! All attention to SD (now going into extra innings tied 4-4)

    GREAT GAME at Chavez Ravine! Kuroda – even for a rough start – earns his 5th win (5-1), Casey Blake stands in for Ethier BobbleFinger as our Beardless SuperHero going 3-for-4 with a HR, 2 singles and 2 RBI’s.

    FYI, the Dodger Bullpen has now thrown 17.1 consecutive innings of scoreless shutout ball! On top of the 9 straight wins, this number is a mini-miracle turnaround stat on it’s own!

    Can’t wait to go for the third consecutive sweep and of course for W#10 tomorrow! GO DODGERS!!!

  43. nedajerk

    Stadium Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
    Attendance 55,662 (99.4% full) – % is based on regular season capacity

  44. gibbie23

    Look on the bright side guys, thanks to the Giants we just gained a game on the 1st Place Madres!

    Yup-yup, believe it or not but ONE GAME separates the leaders of the NL West… ONE FREAKIN’ GAME! We can do this guys, with a win tomorrow against the Padres and a Giants loss at ARZ tomorrow, it is very possible for our Blue to climb from dead last place to first place in the NL West just over 10 days!

    GO BLUE!!!

  45. trublu4ever

    Good Morning ITDland ~ Nellyjune and I had a fantastic time last night. Got to introduce Cat to my oldest son and his boys….she was so sweet bringing us Dodger Dogs and ice-cream for the boys.
    Even though he was unable to play, Andre was signing autographs for at least an hour before game time….so sweet.
    One problem……they knew it was Andre’s night and, failed miserably to stock Dre merchandise. We got in the stadium a little after 5:30 and, they didn’t have this particular item we needed….could not have sold out since they had just opened. So, IMO, whoever is in charge of stocking merchandise needs be fired!

  46. sammieramirez99

    Nice 9 game win streak! I love how Colletti worked with what he had during the offseason by signing key veterans to fill in for our injured starters. Jamie Carroll is one of them and his play and style reminds me of David Ecksteins style. Both of em are hard workers and grind out each at bat! So my question is…who else in the league have this style of play?

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