Results tagged “Ernest Reyes”

Dodgers Lose Game 2

This evening was another tough day for the Dodgers at Flushing Meadows. After ending the season with a seven game winning streak they start the National League Division Series by losing the first two games. They came up short in yesterdays' game losing 6 to 5, and looked lackluster tonight in a 4 to 1 loss. This evening their offense and defense were shut down from the start. The top of the lineup, Rafael...

I Can't Wait

I can't stand it anymore! I'm nervous with anticipation. My hands are clinched in a mighty fist. My eyes glare with steely determination. Hopeful exuberance is my demeanor. Passion is in my soul. Tommy Lasorda would say that, "the great Dodger in the sky will show us the way." I look up towards the sun admiring the shade of Blue. There are patches of torn cotton balls floating all around like Maury Wills running...

Dodgers Stake Claim to Wild Card Lead and Hope to Extend It Tonight

There are five more games left in the 2006 regular season. What will the fate of the Dodgers be? Will they be packing their bags ready to hit the greens or packing their bags ready for some October batting practice? Last night, the answer has become clearer. The Dodgers captured sole possession of the National League Wild Card lead by defeating the Colorado Rockies, 11-4. The Philadelphia Phillies, led by homerun sensation Ryan Howard,...

The Playoffs Are In Our Sights

"There's no place like home. There's no place like home." Dorthy clenches her fist while she shuts her eyes. Her heels click as her ruby shoes shine. While gnashing her teeth against each other she slowly chants those important words. There is nothing better than a trip home. For Dorthy and the Dodgers coming home is where they are at peace and everything is right in the world. It's also a place the Dodger...

Dodgers Stumble and Miss Opportunity to Extend Lead

On Tuesday night the Dodgers entered Wrigley Field with a 1½ game lead over the San Diego Padres in the National League West Division. With 19 games left in the season, they are firmly in the drivers seat -- masters of their own destiny. The Chicago Cubs, on the other hand, are already thinking about the off-season. They are in last place with the worst record in the National League; their only remaining role...

Dodgers Edge Brewers to Win Season Series and Maintain 1 Game Lead

Last night's festivities brought out the best in two players. The veteran Derek Lowe pitched a phenomenal 8 innings. He gave up only 1 run on 3 hits. An even more remarkable stat is that Derek needed only 79 pitches to win his 14th game of the year. Derek Lowe has a record of 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA over the last 9 games he has pitched. This streak includes a 3-inning stint as...

A Day of Labor for the Dodgers as they lose 6 to 3

On a day that can only be called lackluster, the Dodgers came to Milwaukee aboard a red eye flight that kept them sleepless and restless for the next day's game. On Sunday afternoon the Dodgers were roughed up by the Colorado Rockies by a score of 12 to 5. The loss had ended a 7-game winning streak for the Blue Crew. Then, they boarded an evening flight that landed them in Wisconsin at midnight...

Dodgers Sweep Reds and Extend Streak to 5

The Cincinnati Reds, in town the past 3 days, were in 2nd place in the Central Division and 1st place in the Wild Card standings when the series started. They have a formidable line-up that includes future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr., slugger Adam Dunn, former Dodger David Ross, gruff and hard-nosed player Ryan Freel, and rookie phenom Edwin Encarnacion. Fortunately, these Reds were no match for the mighty men in Blue this...

Dodgers defeat Arizona to Win Weekend Series

"Baseball is a team sport," or so the old adage says. Ready to contribute are the 9 men out in the field, a bullpen filled with potential firemen and a bench ready to climb into the box at a moment's notice. As you know, one player cannot carry a team throughout a season. It takes a strong effort by the entire organization to earn a playoff birth. Yesterday afternoon's game is an example of...

Padres Sink Dodgers

Do you remember San Diego's old uniform from the early 80's? They had a dark brown shirt with the name Padres across the chest. Outlined in yellow, it was like the opening credits to a bad seventies movie. It could easily be mistaken for being an ode to an era filled with disco and roller-skating. The jovial and rotund friar mascot is waving his bat like the mighty Casey. He sits on the left...

Streaking Blue Crew to battle Piazza's Padres

The National League West has turned into the most competitive division in Baseball. Every team in the West still has a shot at a playoff berth. They were not supposed to be this good. They were not supposed to be competitive. At the start of the season the division was the laughing stock of Major League Baseball, with many pundits expressing that they would not be surprised if every NL West team finished below...

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