Matt Kemp & Joe Mather Team Up For Game-Winning Homer

They say that all wins look the same in the standings, and that being the case, I suppose we’ll take this one and be happy with it. Still, the difference between a 3-1 win and potentially being shutout by one of the worst pitchers on one of the worst teams in baseball comes down to whether you think Joe Mather either could have caught Matt Kemp‘s two-run homer or actually helped push it over the fence, along with a Starlin Castro error in the eighth on a hard-hit Hanley Ramirez ball.

To point only to the ineptitude of Chicago is to deny Clayton Kershaw appropriate credit, of course, for not only did he allow only five Cub baserunners and one run over seven innings, he contributed two of the seven Dodger hits, making him the only batter with more than one. Kershaw has now allowed just one run over his last sixteen innings and two runs or fewer in five of his last seven outings; if not for one really, really bad inning in St. Louis on July 24, he’d be on a tear that might stop people from acting as though he’s suddenly turned into a shell of his Cy Young self.

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WBBsAs
WBBsAs

Looks like Lincescum is poised for an early meltdown inning in the Denver heat.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I guess Billz beard is here to stay. THat thing is trimmed and well kept not just "I forgot to shave this morning" fuzz

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Hey Chase do good. Tied up the game

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

RT @Buster_ESPN: Ben Zobrist hug set off cell phones from Seattle to Tampa Bay. But Rays saying he had a back spasm. #Dugouthugs

Dang88
Dang88

@truebluela: Adam Kennedy eligible to return from DL Thursday (off day). If I were a betting man, Juan Uribe doesn't make the plane trip to Florida

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Sounds like Ben Zobrist is on the move. Where?

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

with Sheerhope and Frandsen at the top of the order, the Fillies are more and more glooking glike Gnats.

Morry
Morry

Guessing Mike Fontenot will be a Dodger

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

So it's past 12 noon CDT and Cliff Lee doesn't appear to be a Dodger.

chinob53
chinob53

Now that we have Shane "the Flyin' Hawaiian" Victorino in left field, how about one of you great Dodger fans start the FLYIN' HAWAIIANS club in the left field corner? Come on, it's southern california, and with all you island pacific fans in Lakewood and Hawaiian Gardens, it would be a fun replacement for MANNYWOOD. Imagine going to a Dodger game in hawaiian garb to enjoy the new Ramirez!!! Somebody in the Gardens, pick up the ball and start this fan club

Dang88
Dang88

@truebluela: Rubby De La Rosa said he felt something in his groin during his rehab start Saturday, cutting it short. He's getting it checked out

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Validating what we already knew.

 

Nick Cafardo ‏@nickcafardo

Dodgers made a push for Adrian Gonzalez according to a report by Boston Globe columnist dan shaughnessy.

 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

I'll be in Dolores Park by this afternoon. Hopefully the weather wont be shit. BTW Mike, switch back to the new livefyre, this old one is very user unfriendly. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

and Goldschmidt just hit a homer. I hate that guy

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Players should just hug each other in August after they are out of the game just to fuck with everyone

Dang88
Dang88

@Mike Petriello Nope back spasms

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @RareBlue Great. Used to be we all felt sorry for the Cubbies and wished them well. Now we hope they rot in hell and never get another trade worth anything.

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

 @Morry No, he should be, and will be, a Gnat.

Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

 @ThtsaPaddlin

 He is starting today for the phils, and so far getting his ass handed to him. Back to back home runs in the second to Johnson and Drew. 3-0 Dbags.

Dang88
Dang88

@ThtsaPaddlin He has also given up 3 er to the d backs haha

Dang88
Dang88

@DBrim Eephus is gonna shit

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

 @VietnamDodger   Old livefyre was broke.  Many frustrations and complaints.  Have fun at Dolores Park, wherever that is.

Dang88
Dang88

@EephusBlue The phillies announcers don't blame lee for that homer though even though it was a shitty pitch

Dang88
Dang88

Hopefully Uribe has a hug fest this week

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

 @phattonez7 Sabean loves Fontenot's kind even more than Ned does. If it's a chance to reunite him with Theriot, all the better!

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

@Dang88 Maybe J Sands makes us feel better about not trading many prospects for Adrian... One could hope at least..

Dang88
Dang88

@EephusBlue The ballpark haha

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @Dang88 As it would likely signal a trade I am all for it

Dang88
Dang88

@Gilbert_Venge It doesn't mean anything if he can't have success in the majors but I hope he does