Rollins rallies Dodgers past his old Phillies team, 10

Looking around, he saw familiar sights such as Vin Scully in the broadcast booth and heard familiar sounds like organist Nancy Bea Hefley. “It doesn’t matter what uniform he’s wearing”.


Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jimmy Rollins watches his three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

“It’s been a long road”.

“I felt off a little bit”, Morgan said. “There were a lot of emotions”.

Considering the expected cost for Hamels – not only the $70.5 million the three-time All-Star is owed over the next three seasons, but also the prospects that would have to be sent to the Phillies in return – the Dodgers are likely to explore considerably more modest options as well. “And when you’re on the other side, you realize, ‘Man, it was something special to wear the Dodger uniform.'”. The result: his 10th career game with double-digit strikeouts and no walks, the most in Dodger history.

“To me, those are the kinds of games why people don’t want to come to the game”, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

Billingsley came up to the Dodgers in 2006 and was with them until he signed with the Phillies this past offseason. “If not, I’ve got a nice nine days off starting now”. “But here I am”. I thought he was up to his old tricks again, inspiring the boys.

It was Chad Billingsley Night at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. “But it was fun”. Matt Carpenter followed with a four-pitch walk and Peralta connected on a 1-2 pitch, hitting a drive that barely cleared the wall in left field for his 12th home run. Although some fans may not be as big of a glutton for punishment as I am with this team, I believe that a majority of true Dodger fans stay until the end…even if the end takes over four hours to get to.

Billingsley was steady and got staked to a 4-0 lead in the third. Francoeur doubled in Maikel Franco, who drew a leadoff walk and Darin Ruf, who singled, and then scored on Brown’s RBI groundout to second base.

“When a guy like Kershaw is pitching like he did tonight, you’re in trouble”, Mackanin said.

Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (5-4, 3.00) will face the Phillies for the first time in his career.

In Kershaw’s last four games, the Dodgers only lost by 1-2 runs with Kershaw throwing 6-7 innings.

“We gave him a couple of free outs, let him off the hook early and then he settled in and did a good job until the home run (by Grandal)”, Gonzalez said.

O’Sullivan served up a three-run home run to Dodgers All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal in the fifth inning. Like Billingsley, Anderson had been resurgent after enduring Tommy John surgery in 2011 and foot, finger and back injuries. Kendrick went 4 for 5 and finished a home run shy of the cycle with a triple, double and two singles.

Grandal, though, wiped out the deficit with a three-run homer to right to knot the score at 6.

Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford, now on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City, could be reinstated from the disabled list after the All-Star break.

RHP Sean O’Sullivan had a rough outing Monday that resulted in him being outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game. Gonzalez will take Correia’s place in the rotation and start Thursday’s series finale. “It’s easy to manage a bullpen when a pitcher gives you seven or eight innings”. Bauer tossed six innings and struck out 11, but was pulled after 111 pitches in his first start of the season.


In the bottom of the seventh, Rollins, a ex- Phillies star, delivered a two-run single for the game-winner. He is batting. 451 with seven multihit games during the run.

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