Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by Finski, Aug 13, 2017.
I recalculated and got a different number... go figure ...
With a one-run lead, Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley, who led the AL with 45 saves during the regular season, was brought in to close out the game and seal the win for starter Dave Stewart. Eckersley quickly got Scioscia to pop out to shortstop and struck out Jeff Hamilton. Left-handed pinch hitter Mike Davis followed; if he got on base the next batter due was the pitcher's spot, which would certainly be filled with a pinch hitter. Not wanting the A's to realize that Gibson was available, Lasorda sent Dave Anderson to the on-deck circle during Davis' plate appearance. According to Lasorda, A's catcher Ron Hassey got Eckersley's attention and pointed at Anderson on-deck. The popular story is that Eckersley pitched around Davis because the A's thought that the light-hitting Anderson was the next batter. Hassey vehemently denied that the A's pitched carefully to Davis because Anderson was on deck: "Why would we pitch around Davis when we have two outs? You don't pitch around a guy with two outs to face another hitter. That would never make sense. You have your closer out there. That's just not true. That's a good story. As far as I know, Gibson is on the roster. Is he not? You're not going to waste a guy that can't play. He's active." Eckersley decided to pitch around Davis because he had seen him hit 20 home runs for the A's before the All-Star break the previous year. Instead of risking making a mistake that Davis could hit for a game-tying home run, Eckersley pitched carefully and did in fact walk him.
Has there ever been a more monumental walk in Dodger history? Or MLB history for that matter?
Amazing thing was Eckersley never walked anyone, let alone a weak hitting Mike Davis.
Lost one of the good ones this year.
... it's 37. Just double checked, bro.
Great picture though.
Looks like you're right. Not sure how I got messed up. I calculated 37 during the Dodgers game after the Gnats loss. But 37 it still is.
That is a good looking photo. Film > digital.
Almost looks like it was staged. I miss the darker [racist] lighting at Dodger Stadium.
Gnats lost again, so here's to Newk.
I'd love to see the Gnats completely sink from here, just to make them agonize over not having been bigger sellers before the deadline. Hilarious that they thought that they were going to convert a few 1-run wins into a WC berth. Those days of getting lucky are over for that organization.
A couple of the pitchers they brought up to replace Dyson and Melancon have been ineffective so far.
Starting the day at...
In a few minutes, LA's win will make Sandy necessary...
After the Gnats lose, it is fatboy's turn ....
Or Mr Zit Back.
You know that Piazza had pimples on his back. Personal observation, or a suspected condition by brought on by steroid use?
Sam Champion has said his genitals were unaffected.
It was part of the steroid speculation surrounding Piazza.
Chopping off (Bris?) two games at a time by beating (OFF?) the Snakes tonight ...
This guy says, "Only FSU & BZoo are old enough to remember THIS #27 ..."
Joe says, 'Remember me?'
Bison says, "Beckwith and some cracker from Brooklyn? WTF!?!?! You forget I'm THE #27, BITCH!!??!"
Alex says, ¡Ay Güey!
When you say "cracker", I say Dixie Walker, although I'm not sure that's right.
Yeah, I remember him.
he went to my wedding.
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