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Dodgers Beat Giants 3-2 in the Ninth

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Tonight's game was a hell of a lot of fun, even though it was cold and windy and we were getting dive-bombed by hummingbird-sized moths. Both pitchers (Lowe and Cain) pitched five shutout innings before giving up a few runs. Lowe took a comebacker to the lower leg to make way for Joe Beimel to come in and allow two runners to score. Troncoso make his ML debut with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh, and while the fans were muttering "what a way to start off your career, good luck rookie," Troncoso got the Giants to ground into a double play to end the top half of the seventh. This is when it got good, as we sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame and then Blake DeHott DeWitt hits a single, Mark Sweeney gets a single, Chin Lung Hu pinch runs for Sweeney, and then DeWitt and Hu pull off the double steal (career first SB for both of them). Rafi comes up to bat (I have a new love for Rafi, by the way. I was watching him in the dugout and the dude is hilarious) and tries to turn his two-RBI single into a double and gets picked off, though he ties the game. After Saito strikes out the side all Gagne-like, the Dodgers come up in the bottom of the ninth. Rafi gets a single, my fiance Russell Martin walks, and then Delwyn Young comes up to pinch hit. In an awesome showing of hitting and baserunning, Young hits in Rafi with a close play at the plate, and the Dodgers win it in the bottom of the 9th. Goddamn I love baseball.

Let's not forget third base coach Larry Bowa getting tossed from the game for who knows what (no one told us), so he started charging at the umpire like Speedy Gonzalez on a treadmill, moving at hyper speed but going nowhere fast. He got so angry that he went into the dugout and flipped over the water cooler into an equipment bag, flooding the dugout and keeping everyone up on the steps for the remainder of the game.

Okay once again, the lens is still in the shop so you can all thank Nikon for babysitting it for the last six weeks and leaving you with these mediocre photos. I'm doing my best. Maybe someone can get me better seats (hint, hint) so I can take better photos for you. Or not.