Thursday, April 08, 2010

Post-Game 3 Thread: Belly Up

DODGERS 10, PIRATES 2

Matt Kemp and Reed Johnson in "Swan Lake."


Chad Billingsley: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K.

Ronnie Belliard: 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, HR
Kemp: 2-for-4, 2 RBIs
James Loney: 3-for-5, 2 RBIs

photos by Keith Srakocic/AP

14 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Hope this is a good confidence boost for Chad. He pitched well, but he had flashes of being even better.

(well, aren't I mister sunshine)

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Honeycutt needs to figure out how to get Kershaw and Billingsley to not walk so many batters. Its going to be ugly this year after all the inflated pitch counts knowing that there are all these Ortiz's in the bullpen. 4 walks in less than 6 IP from Buzzsaw is unacceptable. Kershaw walked the pitcher TWICE yesterday!

Fred's Brim said...

ahh sweet relief
i feel like I ate a Double Down and survived

Krusty Baker said...

I'll take the W. And I'll have a skip in my step all the day long.

However, as HLACK intimated, I can't see how a season's worth of solid but high pitch count, repeated getting in and out of jams, and barely scratching 5 innings and change will bring us consistent pitching (and winning) over 159 more games.

Mr. Customer said...

@HLACK

Agreed, but I'm pleased even if the process is not instantaneous. If Chadley walks a guy but gets back on the horse and doesn't completely lose his shit, I count that as progress.

Casey said...

Yeah, too many walks (guess that isn't changing), but Bills pitched himself out of some tough jams.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

I saw that Ethier is day to day with an ankle injury. Didn't sound serious. He might miss a game of the Marlins series.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Ronnie Belliard: LA's answer to Juan Uribe!!!

Steve Sax said...

Attendance: 9,352.

You look at those video highlights on mlb.com, and you wonder how they go the 9 and the 3 digits.

Paul said...

I feel better already. If they can take two out of three in Florida it will end up a solid 3-3 road trip with two east coast road series out of the way already!

Josh S. said...

Inside Pirates? Ewww...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank goodness for the win. I don't know how long I could have gone with MRPATDRN.

KempKershaw said...

Seems there were some good seats still available.

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/11/2010/04/500x_piratesfan_01.jpg

Screenshot from Deadspin.

Buck Nekkid said...

The Angels suck more than us! Hooray!