Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Post-Game 76 Thread: Late Dinner Includes No Dessert

TIGERS 7, DODGERS 5

Dioner Navarro was up with two out in the ninth and rancho ardiendo, but the .184 hitter couldn't get the job done, flying out to ninth-inning defensive replacement CF Austin Jackson to end the game. We could blame "Dinner" for his lack of late-inning, late-afternoon heroics; we could also blame PH Casey Blake for coming up just prior to Navarro and promptly striking out on four pitches.

But the real blame for this loss should lie with Dodgers starter Ted Lilly, who gave up five runs (four of which derived from three HR) to the Tigers in the first three innings, lasting only 4.2 IP with 6 ER despite 8 Ks, as his early problems put the Dodgers back on their heels from the get-go.

James Loney went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI to keep his average rising (now at .274); Matt Kemp was 3-for-3 and Andre Ethier 2-for-5, each with one RBI. (Marcus Thames had the other RBI.) But the Dodgers drop the last game of the series and are now 3-6 on the homestand with three home games against the Angels starting Friday. What are the team's chances of getting back to .500 for our longest homestand of the year? Pretty please, with a cherry on top?

8 comments:

Neeebs said...

Lily with the three year deal.

Just lovely. Might as well have signed Uribe to a three year deal...oh wait!

Neeebs said...

Anyone miss the real Spock's Beard, rather than the musical group with the same moniker?

Spank said...

@ Neeebs

Nah

Mr. Customer said...

I yearn for the days of count chocula.

Neeebs said...

Ah, The Count. Those were the days back in 1988. Anything else happen that year?

Steve Sax said...

In 1988 we didn't have Uribe or Lilly signed to a three-year deal

Dusty Baker said...

1988 Senior Year, Garvey High
Where all the guys were corny but the girls were mad fly
Loungin with the Tipster, Coolin with Sha
Scopin out the honeys - they know who they are

Spank said...

1988-I bought my Apple II