Thursday August 15th, 2013

Andre Ethier and LaTroy Hawkins Giving up a game-tying home run to Andre Ethier may not have been the worst part of Latroy Hawkins' ninth-inning on Wednesday. (AP)

The Dodgers extended their record since June 22 to 40-8 with an eventful 5-4 win over the Mets in 12 innings Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The top four most notable things that happened in the game, were, in order of occurrence:

1. Puig guns down Byrd

With the game still scoreless in the top of the second, Marlon Byrd attempted to go first to third on a dink single over first base into no-man's land in shallow right field by Justin Turner, but he forgot about Yasiel Puig:

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2. Hawkins gets one in the LaTroys

On to save a would-be 4-2 win for the Mets in the ninth, veteran righty LaTroy Hawkins gave up a lead-off single to Mark Ellis, then got Jerry Hairston to hit a groundball . . .directly into his, um, well, here's the gif (from Deadspin):


And here's Hawkins' tweet about the play:

Hawkins wasn't wearing a cup, which makes you wonder if it's any coincidence that the next hitter did this:

3. Ethier refuses to lose

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Talk about adding insult to injury.

That set up . . .

4. Puig, Gonzalez double for the win Back-to-back one-out doubles in the bottom of the 12th by Puig and Adrian Gonzalez for the walkoff win. Just another perfect day for L.A.

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