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Friday Night at The Park, 4/5/2013

Notes on a Scorecard

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Zack Greinke pitches 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball in his Dodger debut, striking out 6, and the bullpen does the rest as Dodger pitchers cruise past the Bucs, facing only 29 batters, 2 over the minimum

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Dre, Matty and Adrian drive in their first RBI’s of the season, with Dre’s coming on a solo shot in the 3rd, providing all the scoring the Dodgers would need in beating the Bucs 3-0.

This would also be former Dodger catcher Russell Martin’s first game back in Dodger Stadium since 2010.  After the game, with the Pirates in town, I thought i’d get myself a sandwich from the Steel City Truck…

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http://www.steelcitysandwich.com/

One of my favorite food trucks here in L.A., the Steel City Sandwich company has sandwiches that are a takeoff from the Pittsburgh favorite Primanti Brothers.  I always get the Steel City Sandwich…  Speaking of sandwiches, for those of you who may have payed Ike’s Place in San Francisco a visit, Ike will soon be opening one in Westwood.  ( YEAH !!! )

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/02/25/ikes-place-to-bring-san-francisco-giants-themed-sandwiches-and-more-to-los-angeles/

http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/02/25/ike_shehadeh_signs_lease_to_bring_ikes_place_to_la.php

And for the fellow Dodger fans who have payed Ike’s Place up north a visit , you do know that some of his sandwiches are named after high-profile celebs and local athletes, and he does intend to keep the Matt Cain on the menu down here.  For the longest time i’ve been asking him to include a Matt Kemp , especially here in L.A.  . 

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Jerry’s Big Meat, named after Jerry Garcia.  This is back in 2010 down the street from Ike’s old location in SF’s castro district

FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS….

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Don’t you all love fireworks on a Friday night ?

One Final Thought…

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Kickin’ it with the Pirate Parrot, September, 2005.  Parrot… ” How many more years do I have to put up with this Dre ? “….  The years of losing will end soon, hopefully this year …..

Ballpark Scorecard Notes , 4/5/2013 vs Pirates

Through 6… Zack Greinke has retired the last 13 Bucs, striking out 6 in his Dodger Stadium debut…

Dre, Matt and Adrian with their first RBIs of the season, Dre making some fan in the RF Pavillion happy…Dodgers 3-0 through 6

Looking Back on the 1st Half…APRIL

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

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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….