Dodgers 5, Mariners 2: Offense, Joc, TOOTBLAN, And Yasiel Puig’s ‘Pony’

After falling behind early in every game this series (and seemingly every game this season), the Dodgers jumped on the Mariners for a 5-0 lead in the first three innings. An RBI single from Andre Ethier and a two-RBI double from Scott Van Slyke in the first inning, an RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez in the second, and an RBI single from Joc Pederson in the third accounted for the scoreline.

Brett Anderson was solid through five innings, and he ended up allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits, a walk, and three strikeouts. Nelson Cruz did hit a homer (of course) though, and Anderson got a bunch of help from Joc in center.

Anderson seemed to start running out of gas in the fifth, where he got out of a jam unscathed but started to give up harder hit balls. He hit the wall in the sixth when the inning went “error” (ball was scalded to A-Gon), single, walk, and he was then replaced with Paco Rodriguez.

Paco got Kyle Seager to ground out to A-Gon, but that cut the lead to 5-2. He then walked Logan Morrison, but was helped by Robinson Cano making the TOOTBLAN of the century.

I have now seen it all, I think.

Anyway, after everybody stopped laughing, Paco got Mike Zunino to ground to Juan Uribe to get out of the jam.

All told, Paco, Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez, and J.P. Howell pitched four innings of scoreless ball to close out the victory.

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Perhaps most importantly, here’s Yasiel Puig holding onto Kenley Jansen as teammates were throwing ice and seeds at him.

The humping and the dancing.

Here it is set to Ginuwine‘s “Pony“:

(H/T: TheCauldron)

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Yasmani Grandal finished the day 1-for-4 with a walk, but hit the ball hard in his three outs, and on his last line drive for an out, he dropped this “I should buy a boat”/”I hate sports” face.

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-A-Gon went 2-for-5 with a double, and he set a record:

-Backup outfielders Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke collected two hits apiece, putting their season OPS totals at 1.095 and .974, respectively.

-Despite calls by some to bench him after he struggled through like five games this year, Joc now has a four-game hitting streak after a single and three walks in today’s game. His OPS sits at a healthy .962 from the 8-hole.

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