Monday, July 18, 2011

Post-Game 96 Thread: The Meek Inherit The Shutout Loss

GIANTS 5, DODGERS 0

One day after Dodgers manager Don Mattingly defended his beleaguered shortstop by concluding, "That is what you love, that [Rafael Furcal] is out there trying," Furcal went out and did Mattingly and his blind confidence proud, going 0-for-3 wtih 2 LOB to drop his average to .163, an intimidating force from the leadoff spot. In fact, even when Furcal did something not-wrong, in the seventh inning with the Dodgers already down 5-0, with two men on and two out by getting a walk, it was all for naught as Aaron Miles came out and took the second pitch to ground to third. Not that the Dodgers had many chances; their seven scattered hits all evening led to a 0-for-5 with RISP, 8 LOB evening. And this time, Charley and Rick couldn't blame the oft-cited wives tale about getting in late / getting little sleep: the Dodgers actually made it to SF before the Giants did.

Chad Billingsley (5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 0 BB and 4 Ks) takes the loss. James Loney (0-for-4 with 2 LOB) takes the night off (along with Furcal). The Dodgers take another one to the gut, deciding not to spoil anything tonight except their own evening.

5 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Free Dee Gordon!

Josh S. said...

It's just not fun anymore. It looks like that Ethier bobblehead game is going to go down as the high water mark of the season.

Spank said...

FRAGEELEE

Dusty Baker said...

^ Must be Italian

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: seems to me we've been underwater all year long.