Dodgers 5, Giants 4

Great game if you didn’t have to write it up on deadline. Really great game for the Dodgers, who showed the sort of resilience and comeback ability that used to elude them after they would blow a lead in the eighth inning. But this is a different kind of team with a different kind of makeup than what you have seen in the past, even though most of the characters are the same. Clayton Kershaw was outstanding, striking out 13 while allowing one hit — a Bengie Molina HR — and one walk in seven innings. But the Dodgers couldn’t give him more than a 2-1 lead, and that vanished after Kershaw was lifted to start the eighth. But despite falling behind 4-2, the Dodgers came right back, tying it in the eighth and winning it in the ninth after Broxton retired the Giants in order. James Loney had three RBI without a hit, drawing two bases-loaded walks — including one to end the game — and delivering a sac fly. Orlando Hudson is on FIRE. After hitting for the cycle yesterday, he went 3 for 5 tonight. In the past four games, he is 9 for 18 with two doubles, a triple and two homers. … Dodgers go to 6-3 with their fourth consecutive victory and pull even with the Pods atop the N.L. West, 1 1/2 ahead of the Rox.

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  • GScott

    DeWitt who? Can we sign Orlando Hudson to a 2 year extension already?

  • karmabad

    What a great game! KKKKKershaw mowed them down 1 by 1. I can’t stand the giants closer (Wilson), and it was a real treat to see him blow the game with walking in the winning run. The Dodgers win the series! Manny is still HR-less, but still coming thru in the clutch with his 9th inning hit!

  • GScott

    manny has been hitting the ball hard on the ground. usually that just means his swing is still a bit off but it’ll come. this should be a fun year if we can actually beat the padres.

  • GScott

    Tony, I was hoping you had some insight into what Orlando Hudson meant in the article by Dylan Hernandez when he said Blacks have no place as bench players. Was he saying teams will keep white bench players over black bench players given the choice, or was he saying black players are all good enough to start. I’m not real sure I understand what he’s talking about.

  • karmabad

    GScott –

    I think he was quoting Sheffield, it wasn’t Hudson’s statement:
    “Asked if he thought African Americans faced greater obstacles to break into the game, Hudson said, “You remember when Gary Sheffield said a black man cannot be a bench player and play this game? There’s no place for us as a bench player.”

    “”You look at it, you know, Brandon Phillips plays every day. Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard play every day. [I] play every day. Vernon Wells plays every day. [Carl] Crawford plays every day. [Mike] Cameron plays every day. Bill Hall plays every day. I don’t know too many African American bench players. Can y’all name one?””

  • WeCanDeWitt

    Juan Pierre, GMJ…..

  • phillydodger

    Gary Matthews, Jr. (Angels)
    Garret Anderson (Braves)

  • rjthrelkeld

    Didn’t the Dodgers have Delwyn Young last year? I heard he was black

  • grumpy3b

    it’s easy…I can start with Lee Lacy…

  • GScott

    the point wasn’t to name black bench guys, and yes he was quoting sheffield, but hudson seemed to agree with sheff. is it about pointing out that there are few black bench guys or that teams would prefer white guys over black guys to fill out the roster?