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Dodgers rally late behind Yasiel Puig to beat Team Australia, 4-2

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The Dodgers beat to Team Australia today, 4-2, in a game that the Dodgers didn’t seem to care much about until Yasiel Puig decided he would like to have fun.

It was also a bit of an odd start when they seemingly ran out of baseballs to start the baseball game. So there’s that.

As you know, prospect Zach Lee was out on the mound and he looked generally sharp. As usual, Lee showcased all his pitches and thrived on his command. His curve was hung one too many times, but he only gave up one run in four innings on three hits to go along with six strikeouts and no walks.

Here are examples of his sharpness:


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The most impressive thing about Lee is still his stirrup game, which is on point.

Red Patterson then followed Lee with three innings of his own, giving up only a run and striking out four.

Between that, Adrian Gonzalez left the game in the bottom of the fourth after appearing to tweak his back on a swing in the top of the frame. Scott Van Slyke replaced him at first and Mike Baxter entered the game in left.

The game was otherwise bori … YASIEL PUIG! OMG!


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Something about cut-off men.


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A C-grade bat flip for him.

Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow, and Seth Rosin closed the game out without much trouble.

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-Laz Diaz trolled Andre Ethier with his gigantic strike zone.

-Mike Baxter hit a dribbler in the front of the plate and beat the throw to first, but with no instant replay, he was called out.

-There’s about 10 miles (approx.) of foul territory on this field.

-Adrian Gonzalez plans to play the opener despite his back ailment.



996 comments
Lobo
Lobo

We are 29 hours away from Dodger baseball

JoeyE
JoeyE

im proud of ned for not feeling obligated to keep skip and punto and insteadgot a pretty good bargain in turner and maybe even dee. though i wouldve definitely been ok with Punto on a 1 year

Lobo
Lobo

So, interesting fact.  Sandy Koufax was the Dodgers opening day starter just once in his career

Shroom
Shroom

I like that lineup. It seems educated and well reasoned. 

ih8turteam
ih8turteam

If one doesn't have Time Warner Cable, where can I view Dodger games?

Lobo
Lobo

This is going to break Kemp's streak of opening day starts at 5

JoeyE
JoeyE

unless puig really struggles, i hope he stays 1st or 2nd all year. none of this batting behind adrian shit don

efb
efb

Donny already done fucked up 

JoeyE
JoeyE

@Lobo  he could keep his streak of openers in the states in tact

Lobo
Lobo

Sorry, 6 actually.  5 straight in center, but in 2008 he started opening day in RF

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

@JoeyE  It is okay for Puig to bat behind Adrian. I could see this lineup being sweet. CC, Kemp, Hanley, Adrian, Puig, Uribe, AG, Ellis

JoeyE
JoeyE

@LA_Woman  put turner 8th and move up everyone else wouldve been money, but this is fine. stay hot Justin

Lobo
Lobo

@LA_Woman Holy crap, Dre really is batting 7th.  When I noticed Uribe wasn't in the lineup Hernandez tweeted, I thought he must be batting behind Dre and in front of AJ

steelmohawk
steelmohawk

@efb  I would blame DylanH for the absence of a third baseman

Lobo
Lobo

@JoeyE  @Lobo I don't think so.  He's on the DL right now and I don't think he's eligible to come off until April 3rd or so

NoHitWin2008
NoHitWin2008

@Lobo @ih8turteam @NoHitWin2008  This is the route I'll be taking. Figure +/- seven months at $5/month for the proxy and $130 is a crackin' deal. $165 for an entire season of baseball vs. having to pay out like $100/month for cable that I don't need or want.