8 July 2018: Three runs from Puig can’t stop Ohtani-san.

Three runs from Puig can’t stop Ohtani-san
Whose pinch hit bomb sent us home with a loss
And helpful it was not that Puig is gone
Most likely for a couple weeks. The boss
Has said he’ll get an MRI, so hope
‘Tis nothing more than minor; he’s been hot!
Wood wasn’t excellent, but I can cope.
Though Chargois, in the seventh, just could not
Keep match tied. Have you heard the word about
Machado? To us, could he really come?
I do not know if we need him, but doubt
Not in my mind he’d help. For now, just hum.
Our friends in San Diego host for four
And Kershaw’s starter one; go roast the boar!

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7 July 2018: Another outing fine for rocking Ross!

Another outing fine for rocking Ross
Whom in six limited the flying team
To just one run and three meek hits. A boss
He was in Disney’s land! The only scream
From Angels’ bats was Trout the Great’s home run.
Well, neither team was loud upon the box
But our crew put up two more than their one
Thanks to Puig’s homer and JT’s orange locks.
Today we’ll see which Dodgers make the squad
To represent among the best of those
That let the pitchers hit. I pray to gods
Of baseball that Kemp gets to start the shows.
But also, we must wrap up freeway stint
With Wood tonight attempting to throw flint.

6 July 2018: All seemed quite well until the final out.

All seemed quite well until the final out
Which never was achieved. A mark of shame
Upon the schedule. Makes me want to shout
In sheer frustration. Divvy up the blame
From Kenley’s block that made him walk Shohei
To Grandal’s throw that soared past second base.
Directly though, ’twas Puig’s bad throwaway
That dropped used back into the second place.
Before this, Kenta killed it under six
And Kemp provided offense. I guess more
Was needed in the end to fight the tricks
Inherent in the sport since days of yore.
Sir Stripling saddles up to crush some wings
Tonight in Anaheim. Let’s pull some strings!

1 July 2018: To drive us in to win, ’tis work of Matt!

To drive us in to win, ’tis work of Matt
Again! An excellent start to July
Provided by four RBIs quite smacked
All over field. For once, I didn’t sigh
Because of pain or fear. Now even though
Sir Ross’ start was relatively rough,
The bats made sure the game would not give woe
And for the Rockies’ pen they made it tough!
One moment from Sir Puig adrenalized
All fans whence he went ’bout one-eighty feet
Upon an infield single. How surprised
The infield was when he could not be beat!
They say dead men do not tell any tales,
But “they” are in L.A.; pain if Wood fails.

26 June 2018: Arms solid ’til the bullpen gave a slam.

Arms solid ’til the bullpen gave a slam
Up to opponent Baez. Quite a shot
That set us back immensely. Offense jammed
As well; not enough might to strike the dot.
Ross was quite nice and left when there was lead,
But that advantage was not safe for long.
A couple Puig mistakes also impeded
On our quest to write a triumph song.
Young Cody had a good night with the stick
But just one Dodger hot was not enough
To battle through the bullets of brick-
Wall lead to try to break through. Task quite tough!
Wood takes the job tonight to tranquilize
These fiery bears that want to snatch the prize.

22 June 2018: Great Swing of Cody, and oh gracious Wood!

Great Swing of Cody, and oh gracious Wood,
Thou hast engaged in actions of the kind
That leads to great success! I feel we should
Step off of Cody’s back and let him grind
With more gone-far home runs! Oh, how that shot
Last night endured through air like clouds in May!
Then Alexander threw two and forgot
Those previous bad outings. By the way,
Puig soared one into left to finish off
And pave the way for Kenley to extend
His month of dominance without a cough!
By cutter’s will, the others’ bats will bend.
Surprise! Return the ace unto the mound!
An off of pitchers great this day be found!

15 June 2018: Ross tosses like a warrior again!

Ross tosses like a warrior again!
Consistency has been his attribute
With many K’s and little walks, no pain
Exists whenever he’s the one to boot.
Not that much offense was required for
The victory. Attacks from bats of Matt
And Kiké, plus a run off an error
That brought in Yaz after Puig’s double spat
Upon the field like seagulls on the sand!
Last night, the bullpen seemed on top of all.
That April shot of Kenley has been banned
As he’s been saving games as if a wall!
Our first look at the maddest bum this year
And Alex Wood will try to bring some fear.