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.)