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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Notes From Wednesday's Game

  1. Hiroki Kuroda was fantastic today (6 IP, 1 ER, 6 Hits, 7 K, 0 BB, 1 WP, 95 pitches - 57 for strikes).
  2. Bullpen: 3 IP, 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 4 K, 0 BB.
  3. Matt Kemp (24th) and Ronnie Belliard (8th - 3rd with LA) both homered.
  4. Ronnie Belliard (HR, Double, Single, BB) reached base 4 times and Brad Ausmus (Single, BB) reached base twice., No other Dodger reached base more than once.
  5. 5 regulars had the day off.
  6. The offense struck out 7 times while only drawing 2 walks.
  7. No Manny on Manny Curtain Call Bobblehead Day. He should have pinch-hit for Pierre in the 7th inning.


Some observations from inside Dodger Stadium:

  • Interesting collection of first-pitch participants: George Lopez, Joe Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski, and Felipe Mayano (Minister of Sports for the Dominican Republic). Imaginary points if you can guess who got the loudest ovation.
  • George Lopez threw a perfect strike with his pitch. It was pretty sweet. I imagine as he was in his windup he was thinking "I Got This!"
  • The only downside to the bleachers is you can't see the scoreboard/"videoboard". They should really look to fix that.
  • Right before Kemp's HR, I was thinking to myself "he's due". A little Final Destination shit there, except I didn't run out of the stadium screaming that we were all gonna die.


  1. George Lopez was awsome. Did you see his Lopezuela jersey?

  2. No, too far away and no scoreboard to see it on. About 5 times during the game, loud roars went up, and I had no way of knowing what it was. I'm sure I could have guessed what some of them were - bloopers, KissCam, maybe a proposal, etc.

  3. Oh yeah. The Dodgers need to do something about that. George Lopez was playing around on camera, then he showed the back of his jersey, it said Lopezuela. They also showed the highlite of the guy in Philadelphia catching a foul ball and his daughter throws it back.