Saturday, April 5, 2014

No Beer in LA - they lost their opener!

Have you ever noticed how much dodger blue and doggie poo not only rhyme, but are practically synonymous? 
Ryan Vogelsong started the first game of the 2014 season against the doggers, in their very own home park, and, like most of his fellow battery-mates, pitched OK, but not superbly.  Ryan allowed 4 earned runs (3 while he was on the mound) and was replaced by David Huff before he got an out in the 5th inning.
The thing was, though, that the Giants were up 8 - 0 before the doggers scored a run.  This is the 1st inning:
Strike Out
Fly Out
Single (2 runs), Morse advances on Kemp's fielding error
Single (1 run)
Intentional Walk to load the bases for the pitcher's spot
Single (2 runs)
Single (1 run)
Line Out  (12 batsmen!)
I plan on reading this over and over to sustain me through long, cold winters in the future.  In the 2nd inning, Buster Posey, safe at first because of a Hanley Ramirez throwing error, scored on Brandon Hicks' double, who then scored on Joaquin Arias' single.
Giants only got 8 hits, but added 4 runners on walks.  They gave up 10 hits (7 by Vogie, 2 by Huff and 1 by Gutierrez) and 2 walks.  But oh, what a lovely grouping of hits.
Giants Offense!  Ya gotta' love it.

1 comment:

M.C. O'Connor said...

Great way to start a weekend!