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Dodgers, Phillies, Wild Card, Kenley Jansen, Trade Deadline

This morning as I was hurrying to take my train from Union Station, a lady was coming the opposite side and asked me “where is the train to San Diego?”   I pointed her in the right direction but Ughhh!  I wanted to hop on that train!   I thought about it briefly  “I can go the way I am right now..No, I need to go to work…I’ll get updates from there :-(.         

I hope Padilla gets better support from the offense.   Our offense has been so anemic that they need one of these.    

Dodgers acquired Podsednik for  Class A RHP Elisaul Pimentel and Catcher Lucas May.  Not happy that Oswald went to the Phillies.   Dodgers have not even faced the Phillies yet.   The Wild Card just got a little harder and wilder.  Will the Dodgers be buyers or sellers by the Trade deadline? 

 

When I was at the FanFest, we got in line to get our baseball cards.   They had different jerseys you could put on to pose for the picture.   Brother Vic posed with a Rays jersey.  He is a Rays fan in addition to being a Dodger fan.  We teased him afterwards that we had traded him to Tampa for Evan Longoria. 

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I had taken my picture with a Dodger uni and as a hitter

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 but when I saw my brother as a pitcher, I wanted one too so I put on the NL uni 

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 You know the first youtube video I recorded of Kenley Jansen that I put in my prior post?  Well, last night I noticed that it has over 5,000 views!  Unbelievable!  

Let’s go Padilla! 

Let’s go Dodgers!

Oh, I just got an email from Matt from http://pittpeas.mlblog.com that I am being featured in the MLB blog front page!  Wow!   Thank you Matt for alerting me!  And thank you MLBlogs!! 

From 22 year old Kershaw to 22 year old Kenley Jansen

A year ago Kenley Jansen was in the minor league catching.   Seeing his arm was better throwing fastballs than catching them, he was converted to a pitcher.   I actually went and pitcked him up in my MLB Fantasy team (Los Locos Azules)   but ESPN still has him as a catcher.   

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 In the dugout with a big grin on his face, Clayton Kershaw was watching Kensley who had come in the 9th inning to save the game for Kershaw who had pitched 8 shutout innings.  

The kid Kensley looked calm on the mound.  I on the other hand was nervous.  Kensley had made his major league debut the night before when the Dodgers used nine pitchers in the 13 inning game.    

Kensley was going to face the 4th, 5th and 6th batters, of

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Here is the video I recorded:

 

Beltran     P6

Bay          K

Davis.       K

Kershaw came out and gave him a big hug.  See, when Kershaw was in the Gulf Coast league, Kensley Jansen was his catcher.  “He had an incredible arm back then”  kershaw said. 

Dodgers WIN!   and take the series against the Mets 3 games to 1.  

Here is the post game interview with Kenley Jansen:

   
 

Dodgers are off today and start a three game series with the first place Padres.  Go Dodgers!  

Len who I baptised “crazy Mets fan” came from San Diego to watch the game.  He sat in the right field pavilion for the AYCE (All you can eat).  I caught with him before the game and after the game.  This is after the game when the kids were allowed to run the bases.   Afterwards the Media softball game started.     

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Update:  I uploaded the videos.  Also ESPN has updated Kenley from a catcher to a relief pitcher! 

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