Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dodgers Keeping Stan Conte Busy; Blake Sidelined With Back Spasms

On a day where one Dodgers split squad lost to the Royals 19-7, Ted Lilly getting rocked for six runs in the process, and another Dodgers split squad saw the Giants win 8-7 with two runs in the ninth inning, the news got worse and worse. First, Casey Blake left the latter game with back spasms:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake left Saturday's game against the Giants in the first inning with lower back spasms, but he was feeling better by the time he left Scottsdale Stadium.

The 37-year-old Blake, off to a slow start this spring, put down a sacrifice bunt as the second batter of the game and felt his lower back cramp up when he stopped past the first-base bag.

"It's been a little tight this week, and I've been managing it the last several days," said Blake. "It's the same thing I had in the middle of last season."

Blake is hitting .077 this spring and has committed two errors.

Meanwhile, Clayton Kershaw has a split fingernail on his pitching hand.

My god, man, can anything go right for the Dodgers this year?


Steve Sax said...

Daylight savings time, I hate thee this morning.