Dodgers vs Prince (Fielder) & The Revolution
Last night was nothing short of exactly what the Dodgers needed. We start off the first inning taking down their lineup 1-2-3. In the bottom half of the first inning we come up and score 4 runs on 8 at bats. The next few innings are rather quiet. Top of the 5th inning the brewers have a mini rally scoring 3 runs (which could have been much worse). Bottom of the 5th, Manny Ramirez comes alive and slaps a solo shot over the left field wall. The 6th inning the Brewers can’t put anything together, but the Dodgers attack with 7 more runs. Now it gets interesting…
For the 7th inning we bring in Kuo, with 1 out Prince Fielder comes to the plate and strikes out swinging. Only recording the second out of the inning, Kuo still proceeds with a leg kick/fist pump action move. Prince Fielder clearly annoyed stands at the plate in shock, determined to get the attention of Kuo, whom is far too busy celebrating striking out the 2009 Home Run Derby King. Kuo finished the inning with another strike out to Mike Cameron. On to the bottom of the 7th… after recording 2 outs, the Brewers attempted to bean Manny Ramirez, but failed…they don’t stop there, the next pitch brushes Manny’s jersey and he takes his base without conflict. The 8th inning follows with 1 run from the Brewers and 5 more from the Dodgers, along with Pierre getting hit by a pitch. On to the 9th…
At this point, I’m pleased that the Dodgers are crushing the Brewers offensively, but someone disturbed that the Brewers are crushing the Dodgers physically. That’s about to change. Guillermo Mota gets 2 outs in the 9th, and here comes Prince Fielder, whom Mota promptly nails in the thigh, bringing Fielder to the ground. Fielder gets up and just stands there saying “What was that?” over and over as Mota was ejected from the game. The Dodgers went on to record the last out and that was that…so we thought. Fielder storms into the visitor dugout and into the club house with the Brew Crew posy behind him.
The video explains the rest
A few quotes from the Russell Martin and Andre Ethier:
Martin says, “It’s just part of the game,” and “Our premier hitter gets hit, and he gets protection. I understand Fielder is frustrated, but you don’t take care of that after the game.” referencing last year as well, “We don’t want the same situation as last year in the playoffs, when Philly threw at Manny and we didn’t retaliate,” Martin added, “We don’t want to be known as a team that doesn’t have each other’s backs.”
While Ethier sums it up nicely, “Some people have different manners at their homes,” Ethier said. “Some people don’t have to knock. Some people just let themselves in. Who knows? Maybe that’s the type of environment we seem to have over there.”Some people have different manners at their homes,” Ethier said. “Some people don’t have to knock. Some people just let themselves in. Who knows? Maybe that’s the type of environment we seem to have over there.”