On Saturday, August 23rd, 100 PGA members enjoyed our annual PGA Dodger Game at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat the New York Mets 7 to 4 in duel that pitted the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke against the Mets’ Jacob deGrom. Greinke spotted the Mets three runs when he gave up a three run home run to Juan Lagres in the 4th inning. The Dodgers closed the gap in the bottom of the 4th inning and scored two runs to make it 2-3. Then in the 5th inning, Adrian Gonzales hit a three run home run to make it 5-3. Gonzales ended up being a run producing machine on Saturday, with 5 RBI’s , including his three run homer, a broken bat RBI single, and a sacrifice fly. Greinke gave up a solo home run to the Mets Lucas Duda in the 6th, but the Dodgers tacked on two more insurance runs in the 7th to pull ahead 7 to 4.
Greinke, coming off of a sore elbow, pitched a solid seven innings, with J.P Howell and Brian Wilson pitching a scoreless 8th inning, and Kenley Jansen pitching a scoreless 9th inning to get his 37th save of the year. PGA members who arrived early got to see the “Pups In The Park” parade, as owners paraded their dogs (many wearing Dodger gear) around the warning track, before going to the All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion, where I’m sure many dogs consumed some Dodger Hot Dogs. This event was arranged by your PGA Events Committee. We hope to see you at the ballpark next year.
- photos by Michael Q. Martin