Sunday, July 12, 2009

Post-Game 88 Thread: Sharing the Wealth

DODGERS 7, BREWERS 4

Chad Billingsley may be the ace of this team, but Clayton Kershaw is the ace of right now. The Dodgers have won Kershaw's past six starts, and he's gotten the victory in four of those games. The only knock against him are the walks — he issued five today — that prevent him from going deeper into games. But the Dodgers don't want to overburden this developing arm. Kershaw has the entire second half to work on his pitch efficiency.

Here's a list of Dodgers who hit at least one home run on this just-concluded road trip:

  • Brad Ausmus
  • Chad Billingsley
  • Casey Blake
  • Blake DeWitt
  • Andre Ethier
  • Rafael Furcal
  • Orlando Hudson
  • Matt Kemp
  • James Loney
  • Russell Martin
  • Manny Ramirez

That's right: All eight starting position players are on that list. Not that the team can't use some improvement, but the Dodgers — at 24 games over .500 — are in fine overall shape heading into the All-Star break.

10 comments:

Orel said...

SD 9, SF 0, bot 5

Neeebs said...

Actually, Orel, with Bills hiting a HR all 9 starting positions hit a bomb on this trip

Orel said...

True, Neeebs.

Orel said...

The bad guys are coming back:

ATL 7, COL 6, bot 8
SD 9, SF 3, bot 6

Orel said...

And Colorado ties it up!

Orel said...

Rockies win it on a Brad Hawpe RBI-double in the ninth. He's finding new ways to kill us.

Nic j said...

im not really much concerned with the rox anymore, im more happy to see the Giants lose one.

JBJ-1138 said...

10 hrs in 3 games?

Orel said...

LAD -
SF 7.0
COL 9.0
ARI 18.5
SD 20.0

berkowit28 said...

All starting position players, including both catchers, except for Casey Blake, hit at least one home run in the Milwaukee series alone.