My adopted team, the Dodgers, won decisively thanks to a five-run first inning and effective pitching throughout – a good, solid performance to shut down the Phillies. Congratulations, Joe. I’m glad your guys are still out there fighting.
Speaking of fighting, how about that nutty third inning? In retaliation for Martin getting hit, Kuroda threw one at Victorino, who took the opportunity to point out where his ribs are located.
As a result, there was the obligatory clearing of benches
as well as a perfect moment for Joe to man-hug Manny.
No punches were thrown, not even those meaningless, baseball-player-type swings and misses. Order was restored quickly by the umpires, although the way Buck and McCarver hyperventilated you would have thought they were talking about