Friday, June 03, 2011

Post-Game 58 Thread: WIMP In Cincinnati

Les Nessman, meet Less Scoring

REDS 2, DODGERS 1

Holding the Reds, the NL's second most prolific offense, to a mere two runs, is quite an accomplishment. Hiroki Kuroda battled through six innings and gave up six hits and two ER, both of which derived from a fifth-inning Scott Rolen single with the bases loaded.

Kuroda ended up taking the loss, however, since all the Dodgers could muster from their wimpy offense was a meek James Loney "sacrifice double play" (bases loaded, none out--and Loney flies out to left and the relay cutoff picks off Matt Kemp trying to advance to third; credit Loney with an RBI). Dioner Navarro, who is not batting his weight, promptly makes the third out and THAT, my friends, is how the Dodgers extinguish a rally.

Oh sure, the Dodgers sent .216 batter Rod Barajas to PH in the eighth inning, with Andre Ethier at second and Matt Kemp IBBd to first. Barajas, a pinch hitter. That's a laugher, not a rally.

After three straight games of seven runs or more, the Dodgers now have two straight games with an aggregate of one run. From James Loney, no less. Bad start to a ten-game road trip. But at least they got this loss out of the way early enough for me to enjoy the rest of my Friday evening.

13 comments:

Jason said...

To be fair, it would have been tough for Ted Williams to bad Navarro's weight.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I just checked (since I wrote my sarcastic comment without any facts (as usual)), and Dioner is listed as weighing 205 lbs (yeah, right).

That's lower than I thought. However, he's STILL not batting his weight--after today's 0-for-4, he's batting .196!

Paul said...

I gave Furcal until the end of June before another injury....I guess that makes me an optimist?

Josh S. said...

Is Castro still taking up oxygen on the bench?

Paul said...

Castro believes he is evenly distributing the oxygen.

Steve Sax said...

It's the xenon distribution about which I am more concerned.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

I think that counts as your optimistic comment of the day.

cc: Karina

Dusty Baker said...

Up and at 'em, boys.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, England!

Paul said...

What England do?

Paul said...

Damn rain. Foiled my plan to go run on campus with my son. Now we are Stuck inside. God help me.

Spank said...

FUCK!

My optimistic comment of the day.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Give up two goals to Switzerland in the first half.