Thursday, August 07, 2008

"Manny's being Manny!" intoned legendary L.A. Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully in this video, as the team's celebrated new acquisition Manny Ramirez belted a ball into the bleachers for a home run last weekend.

Ramirez's hot start in Dodger Blue has now continued on for several games. At the close of Wednesday night's play, according to this article, Manny "is batting .600 (12-for-20) with three homers and six RBIs in five games since joining the Dodgers."

Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they've had to face St. Louis the last few nights, and the Cardinals have some hot-hitting sluggers at the moment, as well. Quoting from the same article:

[Ryan] Ludwick tied a franchise record with a homer in his fifth straight game, only four pitches after [Albert] Pujols' grand slam, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on Wednesday...

Ludwick was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Pujols finished 4-for-4 with a walk, while insisting being on the same field as Manny Ramirez served as motivation.

Tuesday night, Ludwick had homered in the 11th inning to give the Cards a 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

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