Jump to content

Think Blue: A Dodgers Dynasty


Recommended Posts

I wasn't going to post a dynasty until I finished my rosters, but it's taking way, way, way longer than I expected. So I'll post this one that I started a few weeks ago. I'll probably be able to finish 1 season before my rosters are done. Anyways, I must say that it's going absolutely fantastic; everything is realistic except strikeouts, which I don't think I get enough of. Other than that, I can't complain one bit about how it's going.

Currently, my Dodgers are 19-21, 4th in the NL West. Here's all the info you'll need before I start doing game recaps and such.




As you can see, I traded for Charlie Haeger, Jason Kubel, Dana Eveland, Eric Reed (AAA), and maybe a couple more. I traded away guys like Ricky Ledee, Brett Tomko, Jose Cruz, etc. I also had Joey Gathright for awhile, but traded him for Kubel.

Basically, this is what you need to know up to this point in my dynasty. It's May 17th, Nomar isn't hitting anything, Jeff Kent is hitting everything, Eric Gagne has at least 5 blown saves and 5 losses, Chad Billingsley somehow gets pummelled every start, and Hong-Chih Kuo has been my best pitcher out of the pen.




By the way, I'd still be doing my Marlins dynasty if it didn't crash during every game. This one hasn't crashed yet! Hope you guys enjoy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Game 41: Los Angeles Dodgers (19-21) @ Colorado Rockies (21-19)

[align=center]Derek Lowe(4-3)1.79 vs. Jason Jennings(3-2)2.56

ph_117955.jpg vs. ph_407298.jpg[/align]

Ddogers' Huge 2nd Inning Propels Them to Victory

5 players collected 2 hits to salvage the last game of a 3 game set and avoid the sweep

On a day when Derek Lowe didn't have his best stuff, his teammates pulled through to take the 3rd game from the Colorado Rockies.

Jeff Kent, Bill Mueller, and newcomer Jason Kubel all added homeruns in support of Lowe.


Bill Mueller hits a 2 run blast in the Dodgers' 6 run 2nd inning

Lowe breezed through the first 2 innings, but gave up a single to Rockie's SS Clint Barmes, followed by a 2 run shot by Jorge Piedra to make the score 6-2 after 3.


Jorge Piedra takes Derek Lowe deep in the 3rd.

The Dodgers added 3 more runs in the 4th on a Jeff Kent homerun. It was Kent's league-leading 16th of the year, making the score 9-2, making victory all but certain.

The Rockies wouldn't score again until the 8th, when a Piedra RBI single made it 9-3, followed by a Cory Sullivan RBI single to make it 9-4. Derek Lowe was finished for the day, replaced by Hong-Chih Kuo, who promptly gave up a 2 run homerun to slugger Todd Helton, pulling the Rocks within 3, 9-6.

Closer Eric Gagne worked the 9th in 1,2,3 fashion to earn his 8th save of the year.


Recent callup Joel Guzman celebrates his big day; 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI

Final Score:


Next up: Off day, then 3 game interleague series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Game 1 features Jeff Weaver (2-3) 4.10ERA vs. Dana Eveland (1-3) 3.46 ERA

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Game 42: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (20-22) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (20-21)

[align=center]Jeff Weaver vs. Dana Eveland

ph_213711.jpg vs. ph_445968.jpg[/align]

First Game of Freeway Series Goes to Angels

Anderson's Home Run in 8th Seals Victory for Angels

With the help of 3 homeruns from the likes of Vladimir Guerrero, Garret Anderson and Orlando Cabrera, the Angels squeaked out a 4-3 win in Chavez Ravine.


Guerrero points to the sky after his 2 run shot in the 1st inning. Catcher Russell Martin isn't impressed.

Starting pitcher Jeff Weaver didn't pitch spectacularly, but pitched just well enough for the win. He scattered 5 hits across 7 innings to earn the victory. 2 of those hits belonged to Nomar Garciaparra, who had a solo homerun in the 4th and an RBI single in the 6th, accounting for 2 of the 3 Dodger runs. "I have obviously been struggling all year long, and the trip to the DL a few weeks ago didn't help," said Garciaparra. "Maybe this is the start of something for me. I want to help this team, and I can do it with my bat."


Fireworks lit up the sky after Nomar Garciaparra's solo shot in the 4th.

The only other RBI for the Dodgers came from the bat of J.D. Drew who smacked a single to right in the 6th, scoring Garciaparra.

Yhency Brazoban suffered (amazingly) his first loss of the year after giving up the go ahead homer to Garret Anderson. Brazoban's season ERA now stands at 6.32. Ouch. Francisco Rodriguez came in the 9th inning, setting down all 3 batters he faced for his 6th save of the year.


K-Rod did his thing in the 9th to earn the save.

The loss dropped the Dodgers to 20-22; the Angels, with the win, improve to 21-22.

Final Score:


Next up: Game 2 between the Angels (21-22) & the Dodgers (20-22)

Jered Weaver (1-0) 5.79 vs. Brad Penny (3-3) 2.47

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Game 43: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (21-22) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (20-22)

[align=center]Jered Weaver vs. Brad Penny

ph_450308.jpg vs. ph_207267.jpg[/align]

Angels' Stellar Pitching Leads to Victory

Weaver brilliant; Anderson's homerun gives 2nd game of Freeway Series to Angels

Despite having only 3 hits, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took the 2nd game of the Freeway Series on Saturday night. Rookie Jered Weaver was terrific until an injury forced him out of the game in the 6th. The Angels' bullpen didn't miss a beat, and closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 7th save of the season.

Brad Penny made the start for the Dodgers, and only gave up 3 hits in 7 1/3 innings, unfortunately earning him the loss. "I pitched great tonight," Brad said after the game. "Sometimes you just don't get the offensive support to back you up. It's a tough way to lose." He allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on the night. Garret Anderson hit a solo shot in the 4th, and Valdimir Guerrero drove in Adam Kennedy with a sac fly after Kennedy reached third on a 3 bag error by centerfielder Jason Kubel.


Despite Kubel's best efforts, Anderson homerun clears the wall.

It was a spectacular start for Jered Weaver, who allowed just 1 hit and had 8 strikeouts before getting injured. "There's nothing like going out there, giving all you've got, and earning a hard fought win," Weaver said.

Jeff Kent and J.D. Drew went a combined 0-7, lowering their averages to .305 and .301, respectively. "If me and J.D. aren't hitting, we have a tough time soring runs," Kent said after the game. "We've gotta pick it up, and fast."

Brad Penny took the loss, and is now 3-4. With the win, Jered Weaver improves to 2-0 on the season. The Angels are now back to .500 at 22-22, while the Dodgers slip to a season-worst 3 games below .500 at 20-23.

Final Score:


Next up:

Angels (22-22) @ Dodgers (20-23)

Ervin Santana (1-1) 7.48 ERA vs. Chad Billingsley (1-3) 4.97 ERA

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Game 44: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (22-22) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (20-23)

[align=center]Ervin Santana vs. Chad Billingsley


Dodgers Blow It in the 9th, Get Swept by Angels

Gagne picks up yet another loss, possible closer change?

The Dodgers were defeated 3-2 on Sunday afternoon, completing the 3 game sweep by the Angels in front of a packed house. Despite brilliance from Chad Billingsley, the Dodger bullpen fails to hold the lead, which has been a recurring theme so far this year.


Chad Billingsley looked to win his 2nd game of the year Sunday.

The Dodgers got on the board early and often against Angels' starter Ervin Santana. After singling and stealing 2nd, leadoff hitter Rafael scored on a double by rightfielder J.D. Drew.


RF Vlad Guerrero just misses a liner off the bat of J.D. Drew. Rafael Furcal would score on the play, putting the Dodgers up, 1-0.

After Billingsley cruised through the 2nd inning, the Dodgers put up one more run after consecutive singles by Andre Ethier, Joel Guzman, Jason Kubel, and Furcal. 2-0 Dodgers.


Furcal puts the Dodgers up by 2 after this run-scoring single in the 2nd.

Billingsley ended up no-hitting the Angels until there was 1 out in the 5th, when 1B Casey Kotchman singled to center. Ervin Santana found his groove after that, and ended up with 2ER over 7 1/3 innings.

The Angels finally managed to put some runs on the board in the 7th, with run-scoring hits from Casey Kotchman and Jose Molina. The game was now tied 2-2.


Jose Molina's 2 out single scores Casey Kotchman, tying the game at 2.

Eric Gagne came in to pitch the 9th inning in a tie game, hopiung to shut the Angels down for a possible walkoff win for the Dodgers. But that was not to be. Guerrero, Kotchman, and Mathis all collected hits against the Dodger closer, and the game was now in favor of the Angels, 3-2. K-Rod came in to pitch the bottom of the 9th for the Angels, and promptly set down Ethier, Guzman, and Kubel to pick up the save.

"We're going to go with Gagne all year long," said Dodger manager Grady Little. "I'm not going to let this little bad streak he's having affect when I use him in games. He's our closer and stopper, and only an injury could change that."

Final Score:


Next up:

3 game set with Colorado in Los Angeles

Game 1: Josh Fogg (3-2) 5.21 ERA vs. Jae Seo (3-1) 1.49 ERA

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't take screens of the last game I played, but here's the scoop.

Dodgers win 7-4 over Rockies.

8 2/3 IP, 4 ER for Seo (gave up back-to-back homeruns to Hawpe and Atkins with 2 outs in the 9th, Brazoban in to close it out.)

Bill Mueller 3 run homerun, J.D. Drew 2 run double. Sandy Alomar solo homerun.

Final Score:


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...