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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Dodgers Magical Streak Continues

This is the most bizarre week I can recall with the Dodgers in a long time.  The Blue Crew celebrated Jackie Robinson day with a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres to close out the homestand with a perfect 6-0 record.

It is amazing when you realize that the Dodgers have:

*Won nine out of ten, and Kershaw doesn’t have a decision in any of them.  

*A center fielder playing out of his mind hitting opposite field home runs that display absolutely insane strength and power.

*An erratic shortstop that is making spectacular plays while blowing the routine ones.  All the while stealing bases on virtually every opportunity he reaches base.  

*A team that has been giving up leads that shouldn’t be surrendered, only to miraculously come back and hand their fans victorious walk-off celebrations. 

Javy Guerra saws off the bat of Jesus Guzman.  The ball trickles fair resulting in a 2-6-4-3 triple play
Then there was today.  Kemp, Ethier and Rivera flexed their muscles again accounting for 4 runs to start off the scoring, only to see the Padres scramble back against a Clayton Kershaw who simply didn't have his best stuff.  With the game in the balance in the top of the ninth, Javy Guerra surrendered a hit and a walk to start off the frame.  Then the defense, thanks to A.J. Ellis, pulled off a goofy once in a life-time triple play at the very moment that all were thinking that the wheels would finally fall off this magical 2012 season and a loss was inevitable.  Ut was their first triple play in 15 years.  To cap things off, SkinnySwag steps up to the plate with the bases full and two outs in the bottom of the ninth and punches an 0-2 liner into left field for the victory.

Gordon rips an 0-2 pitch to left field and...

...celebrates his walk off single.
So here they stand after ten games.
Los Angeles 9-1  .900   --
Arizona         6-3  .667   2.5
Colorado 4-5  .444  4.5
San Fran.   4-5  .444  4.5
San Diego    2-8   .200  7.0
All were hopeful for a strong start, but who could have imagined this?  The road trip that starts on Tuesday is made up of three games in Milwaukee and three in Houston.  More beatable teams in this fortunate April schedule that is only ten games old.

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