Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Post-Game 56 Thread: An Offensive Juggernaut

DODGERS 8, ROCKIES 2

The Dodgers offense has suddenly morphed into a juggernaut, and if the Dodgers go on to make a run for the playoffs, you Cain Marko this date, the third game in a row in which the Dodgers scored seven or more runs, as the one which made fans begin to hope. The Dodgers are 7-1 when scoring seven or more runs and this includes the last three games, each of which resulted in a win.

Ted Lilly went seven tonight and gave up two ER (including a solo shot to Ty Wigginton) and had 8 Ks. Rubby De La Rosa breezed through the eighth, and gave up a two-out double in the ninth, but got Todd Helton to fly out to left and end the game.

On the offensive side, Matt Kemp had four RBI, including a two-run HR in the first, and Casey Blake added a three-run shot in the seventh, scoring Jay Gibbons and Jamey Carroll. Heck, even Aaron Miles, who cost the Dodgers a run in the third inning after catching an over-the-shoulder, short fly out to right (cutting off Andre Ethier, who could have easily made the play and had momentum homeward to hold the runner) and allowing Chris Nelson to tag and score from third, had a run-scoring double of his own. Every Dodger position starter reached at least first base, even 0-for-3 Dioner Navarro.

And so it is, these Dodgers are rolling and unstoppable. One might call it...uncanny.

UPDATE 6/1 9:35a: You know what else is uncanny? Check out the LATimes' Steve Dilbeck's headline. UNCANNY. (Except I had spelled "juggernaut" correctly (check his story's link.)

33 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who are these competent bastards and what have they done to my Dodgers?

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of, I FINALLY watched X-MEN II last night. I know, I know, I'm behind. But remember I'm not a big fan of superhero movies.

Steve Sax said...

shit, with this hitting, even Mattingly can make up a lineup that works

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: Anna Paquin. Discuss.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh my God, why don't you start a Marvel blog and report their news on that blog.

Alex Cora said...

Wow. Who are these guys? Great to see the bats wake up. Is this the effect of the Beard Mode?

Paul said...

We .....make..... PARTY!!!!

Spank said...

Damn that shit was dope! The game not comics.

Paul said...

If we score 8 runs every game for the rest of the season I like our chances.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I was extremely underwhelmed by Pacquin. She was underused in the movie and her whole role seemed to just be screaming. Not impressed.

Paul said...

Pacman is in Xmen? I should see that movie.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- I would love to discuss Halle Berry, though.

Whoa...this came out in 2003? I am catching up to something that came out 8 yrs ago? Wow.

karina said...

never lose hope, just sayin'

Josh S. said...

God damn it, I'm gonna be up all night trying to think of a Black Tom Cassidy joke.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 10:27p: Don't do it. Or I'll be Bansheeing you from this blog.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

@ Josh

Better than staying up all night thinking of Shaun Cassidy. But I'm not judging.

Sheesh. Guys, maybe I'm the problem... I've been away on vacation, and look what they've done in my absence....

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

For your information:

70s decoder ring available for that random Shaun Cassidy reference available in the lobby.

Thank you.

Steve Sax said...

@PPR: will it match my Parker Stevenson decoder ring?

Dusty Baker said...

I'd like to decode Parker Posey.

Steve Sax said...

I'm not that in to Parker Posey. I used to be really into indy films, and she's all over many of those, and you know, I don't get her. She's the same character in every single one.

Dusty Baker said...

Ah, indy films. You were into Raiders of the Lost Ark?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just mainly into clown porn these days.

Dusty Baker said...

^And cartoon bear humping.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

OMG Hardy Boys ftw!

I never got to watch that as a kid, I think it was up against 60 Minutes or something like that. My mom had the hots for Morley Safer. Again, I'm not gonna judge.

Paul said...

Speaking of clown porn, Mr. C was MIA in the GT.

Spank said...

@ Saxy 10:36pm

Boooooooooooo! Go watch your Julia Roberts movies.

Spank said...

^10:46pm


fuck

Steve Sax said...

@Spanky 11:12p: will Monica Potter movies suffice?

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty 10:51p: nice

Spank said...

@ Saxy 11:25pm

As long as it's not Patch Adams.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Which particular masterful snark from me at 10:51pm were you referencing?

Steve Sax said...

@dusty; Indy films

@Spanky: con air works for me.

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