Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: Stars Perform, Team Wins

kershaw_newyork_2013-04-23…funny how that works, isn’t it? All along we’ve said that no matter whether it’s Don Mattingly or someone else running this club, the Dodgers were only going to succeed if their big stars actually started contributing.

So tonight there was the much-maligned Matt Kemp, hitting just his second homer of the year.

There was the struggling Andre Ethier, tripling in the first run and homering in the second. (Before getting ejected.)

And of course there was Clayton Kershaw, one of the few who had been showing up big all season long, refusing to let the bullpen squander another lead by simply refusing to let the bullpen get an opportunity to.

Over a long season, you need 25 men — more, really — to come together to make for success. But sometimes, all you need is the guys who you expect to carry the load to… well, carry the load.

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TrolleyDodger
TrolleyDodger

Mattingly is right. The Dodgers have no grit. Just a bunch of stars playing for themselves. With two outs today Matt Kemp singled to right center and trotted to first carrying his bat three fourths of the way instead of putting his head down and running hard. If he stretches it to a double he's in scoring position. It's a gamble 99% of baseball players would have taken. When your pseudo-superstar doesn't hustle the other players notice. Yes, Matt Kemp is a great humanitarian, intelligent, well spoken individual but he is no baseball player. He is an exceptional athlete playing AT a sport with no baseball IQ whatsoever. This is a good as he'll ever get so people should stop wondering when he's going to be the next genuine superstar. He's not.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

i'm gone for an hour, and nothing changes.

love

MFYG (MSTY Dankest Brog 2013)
MFYG (MSTY Dankest Brog 2013)

 so far the site is way more entertaining than a championship season would be. when i saw the story of my msti life i saw two sets of footprints in the sand. and i noticed that when the team sucked ass in a truly unforeseeable way, when the bullpen was a fully fecal based fire, only one set of footprints in the sand. and i asked why, various simpsons based characs and goat and drank and possibly alcoholic doctor and strange avatars and other skull and dogs and cats and hello kitty, why did you abandon me while i was forced to watch giants fans all around me preen and preach about their newfound love of fiscal discipline and chemistry? and you said no my internet stranger, it was then that i carried you.

I carried you with innumerable ridiculous gifs of some shit you would have never chosen to watch on your own and some so-fucking-far down the rabbit hole comment threads that probably stop new people from EVER commenting because this place is like a fucking insane asylum and photoshopping work jackson pollock would be ashamed of.

lets walk through fire together.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Ah well. Brief moment of excitement

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

"Chef Ramsey is coming to tell the people how the food is good here"

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

"I don't understand this whole substitution thing" - Don Mattingly/Amy

JackedNate
JackedNate

i didn't even last a month! may like 3 or 3 1/2 weeks. and i think i got paid 8 an hour i believe. and Samy can actually be pretty genuine. he referred to miranda and i as being "like his own daughters". though it was kind of creepy! haha

[–]Gre3nArr0w 2709 points 6 days ago*

So what you're telling us is that he called you both cats...

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

You guys must all be used to eating processed wood chips.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

All you slackers need to get jobs. I can't support this site all by myself.

moneynow27
moneynow27

OMG!!  On my way to the store, just wanted to look at the thread to see tonight's lineup, Now I'm late meeting my wife at the store, because I watched the entire Youtube version of this Kitchen Nightmares' episode!  What LUNATICS!..You just want to smack that woman in the face!  I haven't watched this show for a couple of years......OMG....lol.....Catch up near gametime.....wow....

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

I'm gone to work, and HELL IS RAISED

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

@MFYG let's walk through the pit of poisonous little vipers together*

TaintsnifferMcGillicutty
TaintsnifferMcGillicutty

@MFYG Baseball is meant to be fun, even if your team sucks there are plenty of story lines around the majors. Plus we finally got rid of McCourt and i'm sure Gugs looks forward to the day they can really start with their own people

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

I may get a call from the ABC lawyer, but in the meantime, I'm going to make this shit viral.

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@EephusBlue and why did you shop my head onto someone wearing a hoody from a third photo?

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

NOTHING IS OVER!!!!!!1!!!!!!!

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@Disgruntled Goat @Cecil Terwilliger @EephusBlue he was pretty accurate with the heights, Lyons is about 4" taller than me, and if I met Steve I would totally pose for a picture and be nice because that is how I act IRL. Too hard to be mean to someone's face.