Well, this has been quite a first half of the season. Matt Kemp has been out since the middle of May, Dre hasn’t been healthy himself lately and will be out until next Friday, Our Boys in Blue recently endured a 2-11 skid, including a stretch where they we’re shut out in 3 consecutive games and in 4 of 5, in which during that stretch they scored a grand total of 2 RUNS !!!! Yet we still find ourselves 1.5 games in front of the Giants for first place in the NL West !!!!
Indeed this has been an exciting 1st half of the season and the 2nd half should be even more exciting. Like the rest of you , i’m most definately looking forward to the return of both Kemp and Ethier. Anyways, here’s a rundown and some pics of game’s I went to , first, the month of April….
OPENING DAY, 4/10/2012
Opening Day, 1962
Opening Day, 2012. Hey, I did my best to duplicate the moment 50 years later….
Opening Day. A day that really should be a national holiday for baseball fans everywhere !!! Kershaw would go a strong 7 but in the bottom of the 8th with the score tied at 1, Andre Ethier, celebrating his 30th birthday, would smash a go-ahead solo shot into the right field pavillion lifting the Boys in Blue to a 2-1 victory over the Pirates. The Dodgers would go on to sweep the 3 game series over the Bucs, who at this moment hold a 2 game lead in the NL Central.
The final totals for Opening Day
Opening Day with my crew, Josh, Sergio, and my lil’ bro Daniel
Dodgers vs Padres, 4/14
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier would greet Padre rookie Joe Wieland ( Making his first MLB Start ) with back to back jacks in the first, and the Dodgers would cruise to a 6-1 win over the Friars, raising their record to 8-1. Ted Lilly would get the win for the Blue
Dodgers vs Padres, 4/14/2012. The final totals….
WHAT UP J !!! DRE SAYS WE GOTTA DO THIS AGAIN SOON , NOT ANOTHER 20 YEARS !!! LOL….
DODGERS vs BRAVES, 4/23
Juan Uribe would lead the Dodger offense with 4 hits tonight ( No, this is not a misprint !!! ) and the Dodgers behind a stellar pitching performance by Chris Capuano would knock Jair Jurjens and the Braves around 7-2…..
The final totals, Braves vs Dodgers, 4/23/2012
ANOTHER REUNION AT A DODGER GAME !!! THANKS FOR THE TICKET MIKE !!!! When’s the next game ?
NATIONALS vs DODGERS, 4/28/2012
This would be Bryce Harper’s first big league game with the 1st place Nats. Chad Billingsley would go a strong 7 against Nats phenom Steven Strasburg but the Nats would score 2 in the top of the 9th to take a 3-1 lead, only to have the Dodgers tie it in the bottom half sending the game into extras. Tied at 3 going to the bottom of the 10th, Matt Kemp would lead off, and, well, you probably know the rest…..
Tonights program featuring Mr Cy Young himself, Clayton Kershaw ….
More Opening Day Pics….