Sunday, May 03, 2009

Post-Game 26 Thread: Making History

Chad Billingsley (5-0) today: 7.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 8 K's.

DODGERS 7, PADRES 3

  • According to Vin Scully, the Dodgers sweep a four-game series against the Padres for the first time. Ever. At Dodger Stadium. Wow. Still wow.
  • The Dodgers start the season with ten straight wins at home, a franchise record.
  • Prime Ticket tells us the NL record for consecutive home wins (since 1900) is ten, by the 1918 Giants, the 1970 Cubs and the 1983 Braves, coached managed by...Joe Torre!
  • Vin says the major league record is 12, by the 1911 Tigers (with the 2003 Royals winning 11).
  • Even better, the Dodgers won today with half the regular starters on the bench. The under-appreciated (that's right, I said it) Juan Pierre goes 2-for-4 with an RBI, Brad Ausmus goes 1-for-3 and Juan Castro goes 2-for-4.
  • Next up, the Diamondbacks come into town for a two-game series. Eric Stults starts tomorrow and Jeff Weaver starts Tuesday. If the Dodgers are to continue making history, the bullpen is going to play a large part!

photo by Lori Shepler/AP

11 comments:

Celsius1414 said...

Under-appreciated or over-loathed?

Orel said...

It's a very thin line between the two.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have returned from my exile to the O.C. to see the Dodgers still hanging tough. Besides, I always like Brad Ausmus.

koufax said...

longest win streak in the majors? yes; best record in the majors? yes; best home record in the majors? yes; best run differential in the majors? yes; any mention of the dodgers on espn.com? NO

Not that I care too much I would happily fly under the radar, but come on the brewers beating the diamondbacks is bigger news?

Neeebs said...

Woe doggies, its May 2d. Let's temper this by the fact that we are playing teams that we are SUPPOSE to beat.

Great job by the Dodgers, but I don't want you guys pulling a Fanerman and jinxing us.

Apologies in advance to Fanerman.

koufax said...

i am, in no way implying that this team is the second coming, just pointing out a large discrepency in the way the WWL covers baseball

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Koufax, don't take it personally. There's a whole east-coast bias thing. The 2002 World Series was probably the best of the decade but nobody cares.

QuadSevens said...

Yippie-I-A! Mini sirloin burgers! HA!

Alireza said...

Mr. LA Sports Fan - You are probably right about that. The East Coast bias in sports generally and baseball more than any sport is obvious and the fact that the 2002 WS isn't listed among the best ever is a product of that.

Chappy said...

Koufax has it nailed though. The only ESPN guy who ever mentions the Dodgers is Buster Olney and that's mostly on his blog.

I know they're based in the Connecticut/NY area, but come one baseball is not all Red Sox/Yankees/Angels the only NL team that ever gets a daily look is the Cubs.

koufax said...

espn's mea culpa? dodgers #1 in "power rankings". call it what u will, being #1 doesnt mean jack until september/october, but maybe the WWL heard my complaint? probably not.