Monday, April 18, 2011

Post-Game 17 Thread: Sands-a-Belts-a-Double in Debut

DODGERS 4, BRAVES 2

Are you collecting Gameday badges? Because if they had a JERRY SANDS: WINS OVER DODGER FANS badge tonight, it would have been yours. In his first major-league at-bat, Sands doubled off Tim Hudson. In his second, Sands drove in an RBI with a sacrifice fly (above). In his third, Sands got buzzed near the noggin by a frustrated Hudson. In his fourth, he struck out against Jairo Asencio. 1-for-3 with an XBH and an RBI. Well done.

In non-Sands-related news, Matt Kemp drove in the Dodgers' first run and Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the seventh.

Ted Lilly completed the other side of the equation for the Dodgers, demonstrating all the control he didn't have in his first three starts. Lilly held the Braves scoreless, allowing four hits over seven innings and striking out six. He wasn't dominant, but expertly avoided trouble. We like this Lilly.

We're not in love with this Broxton, who can't seem to get out of an inning without allowing the tying run to come to bat. But he eventually got the job done, using 25 pitches and allowing two runs.

photo by Gus Ruelas/AP

18 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

JERRY, HELLO!!!

NicJ said...

KELLY!!
KELLY!!
KELLY!!

Paul said...

We suck less with Sands.

Fernie V said...

I hate the Braves, any win against them is a good win.

Fernie V said...

Yes, Mr. LASC, we love the Leo

Josh S. said...

Avatar changed for Dusty's sanity.

Dusty Baker said...

Great, now I'm totally sane. Thanks, Josh!

Josh S. said...

Continuing an idea from the GT, this would be my pick for Padilla's bullpen music if he became closer.

Josh S. said...

Just noticed that they did play Enter Sandman after Jerry's double.

Spank said...

My pick for Padilla's closer song would be Megadeth-Sweating Bullets.

Dusty Baker said...

Didn't they used to play Enter Sandman for Beard way back when? Or some other Metallica?

Dusty Baker said...

Someone just called in and said that Sands' at the plate reminds them of Oyster Pubes. I can actually see what the caller meant. Not an exact parallel but they do both have a certain calm poise around the plate.

Dusty Baker said...

Jerry Sands = Jar Dryness

Spank said...

SandStorm!

#catchyphrase

Paul said...

The Dodgers are 1-0 when Neeebs posts the line up. He can't let us down.

Neeebs said...

@Paul: If I retire now, will I get to go to the HoF?

@NicJ: Hrudy's on duty. Go Kings Go.

Post Game Ratings:

Sands-B+
Lilly-A
Kemp-A-
Broxton-D

rbnlaw said...

So, I only caught the last inning and Brox's continuing struggles.

My conclusion: If Broxton was to put on the jersey of another team, say the Spankmes or the Gnats, he'd be so lights out, Edison International would seek to sponsor him.

Get well, Battletoad!