Posts Tagged ‘homerun’

Pictures of Dodgers vs Cardinals Game 5 NLCS

October 18, 2013

Wednesday’s Game 5 at Dodger Stadium was one of the most amazing games I have been too. The Dodgers needed to win and they won in dramatic fashion as the team hit 4 homeruns to send the series back to St. Louis for Game 6 today.
As a Dodgers fan, I am very confident that we can win tonight with Kershaw on the mound. If the offense can put some runs on the board and Kershaw pitches his game, the Dodgers will be forcing Game 7 tomorrow. I can’t wait!
Here are the videos I took from Wednesday’s game. Enjoy.

Juan Uribe’s homerun sends the Dodgers to the NLCS

October 8, 2013

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The story of Juan Uribe’s magical year just got even better. In what is the most memorable homerun to date of this amazing season, Juan Uribe’s 2 run homerun erased the Dodger fans animosity towards him from the past 2 seasons. Signed to a 3 year contract after the 2010 season, Uribe was hitting less than .200 in his first two season as a Dodger. Things went so bad that he lost his starting job last season to Luis Cruz and this year he started the year being the back up to Cruz until Luis went into a slump that he never recovered. Enter Uribe, who through it all kept his composure and became a great teammate. Juan Uribe found his old swing and had an amazing season. He played superb defensive to the point of being a Gold Glove candidate at 3rd base and found his groove in the batters box throughout the season, including belting 3 homeruns against the San Francisco Giants.

Last night, with the Dodgers down 3-2 and Puig on 2nd base after leading off the inning with a Double, Uribe was asked to bunt Puig to third base. Uribe failed to bunt Puig over twice and with one swing of the bat, Uribe had not only received the embrace of the same fans who booed him for two years, but he received the embrace of the whole city of Los Angeles. No other player better to hit that homerun than Uribe. The struggles that he went through and to have the type of season he is having this year is just movie-like. It is unbelievable. Simply Amazing. Juan Uribe’s homerun will go down in Dodgers history as one of the most magical homeruns hit at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers now await the winner of the Pirates vs Cardinals winner. If St.Louis Cardinals win, the Dodgers play at St.Louis on Friday night. If the Pittsburgh Pirates win, the Dodgers host the Pirates on Friday night. I am hoping the Pirates win so Dodger Stadium can continue experiencing the magic of this amazing week.

Here are highlights from last night’s game.

Los Pistoleros are the 2011 Pasadena Softball Champions

December 8, 2011

Last night was one of the most amazing games that I have played in! Our softball team, Los Pistoleros, were down 23-16 to the Cerveceros heading into our final at bat when we scored 14 runs in the top of the 6th inning to take a 30-23 lead. Our defense played great in the bottom of the 6th inning to stop the Cerveceros from rallying back. To be down by 7 runs and win by 7, is the most awesome way to win the championship game!

We started the game great and jumped to a huge 10-1 lead in the top of the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st, I had a ball that was hit way over my head in left field. As soon as the ball was hit, I started sprinting towards the ball and pulled my left hamstring. I had injured that same hamstring earlier in the season and kept me out of play for about four games. Tonight’s injury made me sit out the remainder of the game. The great thing about softball is that I would not lose my place in the batting order.

After building a huge lead for the first couple of innings, Los Cerveceros came back from a 16-7 deficit to take a 23-16 lead heading into the 6th inning. It was at that moment that I tried pumping up my teammates. For those that know me, I am one of the most passionate guys to play the game. I am loud and get into the game! One thing about me is that I never lose hope even when the game seems out of reach. I believe in the power of the human spirit. I rather lose knowing that we gave it our best and in the process had a great time rather than giving up.

When we started our final at bats, there was the belief in me that we can at least tie the game. Our first batter in the 6th inning set the stage for us by getting on base. Then the following batter got a hit and before you know it we start scoring runs and more runs. It was an inning where all of us were hitting the ball. A couple of my teammates hit clutch home runs in that inning. When I went to bat, I was just trying to keep the inning alive. I hit the ball that went over the right fielder’s head. If I was healthy, I would’ve had an easy homerun. Instead, I hopped with one leg all the way to third base! After my triple, we ended scoring a couple more runs. I am still shock that we score 14 runs in the top of the 6th inning!

There is something special when you play softball with a great group of guys. I love my teammates! Last night’s championship game was a testament to the great team we have. All season long we have been there for one another.

I want to thank my teammates for embracing my craziness and allowing me to play softball with so much passion and intensity.

I am still happy over last night’s win! Feels good to win a game with a 14 run inning! Pasadena Softball Champions, BABY!!!

I can’t wait til February, 2012 when we get our customized championship t-shirts!

VIVA LOS PISTOLEROS SOFTBALL!!!