Well, Mrs. Sax and I saw our first loss of the year, thanks to a less-than-perfect outing from Clayton Kershaw (who is always awesome to see pitch, irrespective) and a lineup that pockets of sporadic hits, but runners that could never come 'round to score.
Dee Gordon in the eight-hole is absurd, by the way, given AJ Ellis is getting on base 44% of the time (from the seven-hole), and then, should SkinnySwag pull the fluke and somehow, surprisingly, get on base, Gordon can't move with Ellis in front of him. This played out exactly in the bottom of the second, when AJEllis walked with one out and Gordon singled; Kershaw bunted but they forced Ellis at third, and Tony Gwynn Jr. grounded to second to end the inning. Ridiculous.
James Loney was disappointing, going 0-for-3 and accounting for four outs in those three ABs (thanks to an inning-ending GIDP). When he was removed in the eighth as the Dodgers were trying to rally, only to watch Ivan DeJesus Jr. feebly K (at least two swings in that AB seemed to be twenty minutes late), it really showed how little faith we have in FJL's bat. And that's our six-hole.
Plus, it was freezing at the Stadium last night. So cold, in fact, that when the KCAL9 in-game weather report came on DiamondVision during the middle of the game, I could have sworn the weatherwoman's nipples seemed hard. But maybe that was just me. So anyway, Mrs. Sax and I escaped to the Stadium Club for some refuge from the cold.
So here are the pictures:
We will get back there soon. Hopefully, for a win!