Diamonds For Women Forum Index Diamonds For Women
A message board for women baseball fans
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

RAVIN' AT THE RAVINE! - 2019 EDITION
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Diamonds For Women Forum Index -> Talkin' Baseball
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Wed 3/27/19 10:06 pm    Post subject: RAVIN' AT THE RAVINE! - 2019 EDITION Reply with quote

Yes, here it is! Another edition, as I prepare for a train ride north early tomorrow morning.

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks. Zack taking the mound for Arizona while Ryu gets the start for L.A. Perfect weather with a cloudless sky forecast for Chavez Ravine.

Unwrapping the ribbon on a brand new season.

Go Dodger Blue!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sunnyblue



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 1909
Location: San Diego County, CA

PostPosted: Thu 3/28/19 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are on our way to L.A.!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Fri 3/29/19 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as usual, I'm behind on posting my recap! The Dodgers won, of course, and the second game of the series will begin shortly. I'll be back later!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sat 3/30/19 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez, I was hoping to get past Game 2 of the season before having to write a draining game report on what turned out to be not only the Dodgers’ first extra inning game of 2019, but the longest regular season game (in terms of time) in Dodger Stadium history. But this one was full of those crazy twists that remind you never too soon that “baseball is back.”

At first glance: Ross Stripling on the mound for L.A., Robbie Ray with the ball for Arizona—well, as everyone knows, Ray is the pitcher who has most owned the Dodgers over the last couple of seasons. And Stripling is still searching for some consistency as a starter after going back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen last year.

Starting on Opening Day, for the first time in what seems like forever, the Diamondbacks’ roster doesn’t contain notorious Dodger-killer Paul Goldschmidt, and for the first time ever, the Dodgers’ roster contains former Diamondback A.J. Pollock. So of course it would make sense that Pollock came through with four hits, including his first Dodger home run (a solo shot), to give the Dodgers a lead against Ray. And Stripling pitched well, into the sixth inning with a shutout, only to see the vaunted bullpen—specifically new acquisition Joe Kelly—give up not one but two Dodger leads. Yes, the guy who was plucked away from Boston for his successful role in high-leverage situations in relief—not a good beginning to his hometown stint.

KJ was welcomed back enthusiastically by the fans, but didn't get a save situation. Yimi Garcia, who had actually pitched in Thursday’s game, was summoned in the due to lack of pitching options, and eventually surrendered the winning run. Six hours, 12 innings. Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sun 3/31/19 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With an 18-5 win over the Diamondbacks last night, the Dodgers will try to seal the series this afternoon, as the month of March comes to an end.

Maeda pitched into the seventh for L.A., allowing three runs (all solo homers), while the Dodgers knocked around Zack Godley for an un-godly seven runs. They then teed off on the Diamondbacks bullpen, and with a ninth inning pitching stint, Russell Martin--yes, Russell Martin--took the mound and recorded three outs to notch the win.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sunnyblue



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 1909
Location: San Diego County, CA

PostPosted: Sun 3/31/19 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be looking forward to your report on today's game!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Mon 4/1/19 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that was a nice comeback in the eighth!

Walker got his first start of the year and clearly didn't have his best stuff, but A.J. came to the rescue--again--and a Max Muncy sac fly put the Dodgers in front, 8-7. KJ sealed the win with his first save of the year and looked to be in fine form.

Bring on the Jints!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Mon 4/1/19 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a deflating setback as the Dodgers lost to the Jints, 4-2, facing their archrivals for the first time this season. I was excited to watch Julio Urias pitch, and he did quite well, but for five innings only. Then Joe Kelly struck...again!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Wed 4/3/19 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel a lot better posting about the second game of the series, because the Dodgers won! But it was not without drama!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Thu 4/4/19 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First homestand of the season over, come-from-behind victory over Jints.

Now, first off-day of the season, and then a road trip beginning in Colorado.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
forloveofthegame



Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Posts: 5434
Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Thu 4/4/19 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladies, I have to ask you a question because I do not understand how it was that Ryu started an opening day a few years ago, which you said earlier. I thought Kershaw had 9 straight opening day starts? This is confusing to me.

I guess it is good for us all that our teams both had great opening series. I knew those Water Hoarders would be bad but I did not think this bad. It has been a pleasant surprise to see them lose 5 of their first 7.
_________________
"Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem." - Saul Steinberg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Thu 4/4/19 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have clarified, Ryu started the home opener the year I was referencing. Clayton would have started the regular season opener, which was on the road.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sat 4/13/19 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought a trip back to the Ravine would be magical, but sadly, it wasn't, at least not for anyone besides the Brewers. Milwaukee won the series opener, 8-5. Dodgers trail first place by two games.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sun 4/14/19 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad The skid hits six...not much to rave about here!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Mon 4/15/19 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The streak is over! They won!

Going for two tonight! Smile
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Tue 4/16/19 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phenomenal evening at the Ravine! On the cool side (game time starting temperature was 59, dipped to 57 by the time it was all over).

Of concern--Cody's knee HBP causing him to sit out tonight's game.

Of elation--CK's strong start and Joc's walk-off home run to win it.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sunnyblue



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 1909
Location: San Diego County, CA

PostPosted: Tue 4/16/19 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got to attend a terrific game.

The slide was frustrating and losing the series to the Brewers, but now they've won 2 in a row. So maybe back on the right track? I agree the pitching dynamics were thrown off. But a great game pitched by Clayton last night and so nice to have him back. I have faith they are going to figure things out. We've seen it happen a lot over the years where they have us worried and then do something to correct the problems. And Cody - that hurt so much to watch! He'd better be okay. We need him desperately.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Thu 4/18/19 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The good news is that, while the Dodgers are starting a road trip in Milwaukee tonight, they are going in on a four-game winning streak, leaving that awful taste from St. Louis way behind. The sweep of the Reds was sweet, but again, they are the Reds.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sat 4/27/19 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dodgers returned home last night to open a series against the Pirates, with the Diamondbacks and Padres winning their own games and nipping at L.A.'s heels in the NL West.

Behind a great effort by Ryu, who struck out 10 Bucs over seven innings, the Dodgers beat Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer, 6-2. Offense heroics came from one expected and one not-so-expected source. Cody, naturally, homered (No. 13) and singled. Then there was Austin, who homered, doubled and drove in three runs, while coming into the game hitting .190 and having just ended a 1-for-17 road trip.

With Cody's performance, he has now set the modern-era MLB record for total bases in the first month of the season--88.

Clayton gets his second home start of 2019 tonight in hopes of locking up the series.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Mon 4/29/19 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more Dodger wins and they swept the Pirates this weekend during a brief three-game homestand. Now to the road, in "Oracle Park"!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Tue 5/7/19 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opening a homestand against the Braves, Walker got the job done last night and the Dodgers won, 5-3.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Wed 5/8/19 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that's two. I do believe Rojo Chingon has rediscovered his power swing!!

Dodgers win, 9-0.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Fri 5/10/19 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess I fell off after that Tuesday game!

On Wednesday, the Dodgers continued to win and swept the Braves. Then the Nationals moved in, and won decisively last night in the first game of four, behind Patrick Corbin.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sat 5/11/19 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The losing streak ended at one. Smile

Although another (church-related) engagement precluded me from watching the game last night, I was pleased to learn that they returned to their trend (before Thursday) of not trailing in a home game. Joc homered twice, his 11th and 12th of the season, to back Maeda's magnificent performance of holding the Nationals to one hit through six innings. I was even more pleased to see Julio Urias throw three innings of solid relief to follow Maeda. The Dodgers won the game, 5-0, beating Nats starter Anibal Sanchez, who's now 0-6 on the season.

David Freese also belted a two-run shot to add insurance for the home team in the seventh.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Sun 5/12/19 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uggggh! Noted Dodger-killer Gerardo Parra has beaten them again, but with a new team! His grand slam off Dylan Floro was the different as the Nationals won, 5-2.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sunnyblue



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 1909
Location: San Diego County, CA

PostPosted: Sun 5/12/19 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walker pitched a terrific game, that's just one of those heartbreakers where he outpitched Scherzer who left losing, but the error and a bit of falling apart defensively didn't help things. If the Dodgers won, Chingon would have been the hero. Instead he was one of the goats. Unearned runs were in part thanks to him but the Dodgers scored their earned runs because of his home run. Hope for better today!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Mon 5/13/19 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Hope for better today"--well, we sure got better, with just a blemish!

In a superb pitching match-up (Stephen for Washington, Ryu for L.A.) on a beautiful Mothers' Day afternoon at the Ravine, Ryu and the Dodgers prevailed.
Wish his mom in attendance from South Korea, the southpaw nearly no-hit the Nationals, save for an eighth-inning hit by--who else, but Gerardo Parra! Mad

There was much to rave about in this one--Corey, mired in a horrible slump, came through with a grand slam, KJ mowed D.C. down in the ninth,

Final score Dodgers 6, Nationals 0.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Wed 5/15/19 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it wasn't quite the pitching duel we had expected, but the Dodgers did win, 6-3!
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dodgerblue6



Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 16747
Location: San Diego CA - deep in the heart of SoCal

PostPosted: Thu 5/16/19 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the Dodgers sweep the mini-set with the Padres with a 2-0 win. Maeda started and brought another masterful game, striking out 12 Padres, and backing his own effort with a two-run single off San Diego starting pitcher Matt Strahm in the second inning. Strahm pitched well over five innings, with few blemishes as indicated by the final score.

Maeda was removed after 6 2/3 innings and only 85 pitches despite many fans' displeasure with Doc's decision, but it proved to be a good one.

KJ notched his 14th save, although, as usual, it was not without some drama.

And now, it's time for an Eastern time zone swing as the Dodgers travel to Cincinnati.
_________________
"The Dodgers have always occupied an enormous place in the history of the game. If the Yankees are the most successful team in baseball history, the Dodgers are the most essential. Their legacy is unique."

-Baseball Hall of Fame


Last edited by dodgerblue6 on Fri 5/17/19 11:50 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
forloveofthegame



Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Posts: 5434
Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Fri 5/17/19 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys still have great pitching and it showed in this series. Maeda was awesome, unfortunately for us.
_________________
"Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem." - Saul Steinberg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Diamonds For Women Forum Index -> Talkin' Baseball All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group