Thursday, May 16, 2013

Attended Game Recap : May 15th vs Nationals - DODGERS 3 Nationals 1

Couldn't make it out to the previous night for bobble head night but had tickets for tonight which wasn't planned originally but a couple of things happening at the stadium made the decision easier to attend. One was that Josh Suchon was doing a book signing in the RF store for his new book " Miracle Men " which chronicles the 1988 World Series winning team and two Zack Grienke was back on the mound just a mere 4 and half weeks since having surgery for his broken collar bone.

Left home around 5:30 and it still took me 70 minutes to get to the stadium from the South Bay area. People need to learn how to drive. I headed over to the RF store and was not expecting many people there as it seems a lot of folks don't care too much for book signings of non-players. I was right. There was no one in line. I purchased my book and headed over to the table where Josh was stationed. As he signed the book we chatted a little about the material and had a laugh. Nice guy. Thank you for the autograph and I will have a review on the book sometime in the future.

On my way back to my Loge seats on the 3rd base side I finally got a chance to take a picture with the blue LA that is located on that side. There has always been a long line of people taking pictures so I have just passed on by in the past but today no one was there. Now I have to get to the bobbles and the big balls on the Reserve level.
Got in the stadium and downstairs we (wife) went to the field level to get some Camacho food and as we were eating Dodger Elvis made an appearance. Couldn't resist so asked if I could take a picture with him. Interesting character he is.
Finally up to our seats to see what we actually came to see, a baseball game. Zack started the game and went a strong 5 1/3 innings in his first start in over a month. Surprisingly enough the bullpen finished the game without allowing another run. Every dog has its day I guess. Matt Kemp continues to get his average up sans the power. He has passed the .280 mark and now is tied for second on the team for hits. He will be where we need him to be by the end of the season.
Well the Dodgers held on and beat the Nationals 3-1 and claimed their second series win in a row before heading on the road to the east leading Atlanta Braves. With all their problems and injuries they are still only 5.5 games out of first. Hopefully when they are back in a week they will have shaved a game or two off of that. Go Blue and have faith.


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