Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Post-Game 15 Thread

ASTROS 6, DODGERS 5

Yes, two close losses to the Astros is frustrating. But let's forget about 16 (aggregate) more men left on base. Let's forget about Ronald Belisario's brainfart wild pitch—on an intentional ball—that led to the Astros' winning runs. Let's accentuate the positive, like the three Dodger home runs in the sixth inning—two of which left the building:

16 comments:

Penos Cabell said...

The Dodgers are gonna set a record for runners left on base.

Booger said...

I have to say that was a pitiful performance.

we require bullpen help...

karina said...

This is so frustrating and embarrasing...

Can i take back the nice things i said about Belisario?

Does anyone know what is the record for LOB in a season? (too tired to check out)

Booger said...

fortunately we are in a weak division...

Orel said...

Too bad we can't play all our games in that division.

Penos Cabell said...

At least Billingsley is going tomorrow

Nic j said...

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!
Calm down, you can't win them all. Were not gonna score double digit runs everyday and if you get a lot if hits your bound to leave runners on base. If anything it was a fun game to watch, in an aggrivatong sort of way.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

My problem is that Torre is using pitchers on back-to-back days. Like with Corey Wade in the loss to the Pods, and tonight with Belisario. Kuo was available, and perfectly rested, yet Torre went with Ronald. It puzzles me, especially when Belisario did not pitch particularly well yesterday to begin with.

Orel said...

Don't forget we scored five runs in each of the past two losses. That's a lot for the Dodgers.

Orel said...

Not sure why Torre didn't bring in Kuo. Must have been a righty-righty matchup thing.

Nic j said...

Well kuo hasn't looked All that great as of late either. I'm sure if he would of put kuo in and then kuo would of gave up the go ahead run we'd be saying why didn't he put so and so in.

I'm still going with it's Eric Collins fault.

Neeebs said...

Everybody knew that our bullpen was going to be weak this year.

Anyone REALLY surprised?

Our bats will win more games than our bullpen gives away.

I Alivandi said...

There is nothing weak about a healthy trio of Broxton-Kuo-Wade. The problem is that Kuo's mental demons have taken the place of his elbow and Wade has been Proctered by Torre. Belisario is better than the pitcher he was today however and the reality is that Wolf, who was pitching just fine and had made fewer than 100 pitches should have been on in the 8th inning anyway. Does Torre not know that Berkman is left-handed and that having Wolf in to keep him turned to the right side would have made all kinds of sense?

Alex Cora said...

IA: I agree. I stepped out and then in th 8th, I actually said out loud to no one (except my inner voices) - Seriously, Wolf is still pitching??? I guess Torre knew something we didn't...

Law Horn said...

I was at the game, and it made me want to vomit. I could not believe Joe had Belisario pitch to Berkman when he is a much more solid hitter from the left side. And to keep him in after the home run and wild pitch on an intentional walk made absolutely no sense.

Booger said...

The thing that gets me the most is the lack of accountability by Belasario. Not a single quote from him in the LA times article.

At least Wolf blamed himself.