It was just another Dodger victory over the Zinzinnati Reds (as Mr. Scully calls ’em). They suffered a new team record with 20 strikeouts against three Reds pitchers. But Yasiel Puig who had earlier struck out 3 times and is obviously dealing with some major league adjustments to remain a super-rookie homered with two outs in the 11th inning for a 1-0 Dodgers win. Puig circled the bases and slid into home plate, where teammates were waiting for him after his first career walk-off homer.
The following are my postgame clubhouse interview including some preview thoughts on the Yankees invading Dodger Stadium for 2 nights starting on Tuesday.
Manager Don Mattingly:
Dodger starter Chris Capuano who threw an impressive 3-hitter thru 6 2/3 innings:
Dodgers starting LF Jerry Hairston, Jr. who was the only starter to not strikeout in the game:
Dodgers utility specialist Nick Punto:
Dodgers reliever Brandon League who’s awakened with 3 wins in a week:
Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on his guys’ strong outing and how this sets up the Yankees series: