Saturday, April 06, 2013

Post-Game 5 Thread: Kershaw Shows Up Yet Again; Dodger Bats Still Missing

"Wow, this home plate is so shiny and untouched! It's like new!"


Clayton Kershaw went seven scoreless innings and struck out nine. Which should have been all you needed to know...except AJ Burnett also struck out nine (over 5.1 IP), making this a tougher one that it really should have been.

Burnett's only miss was giving up a base hit to Mark Ellis that scored Carl Crawford, who singled and took second on a SB (Crawford had two SB in the game, and is the brightest offensive star in the Dodgers' lineup with his .438 BA in the leadoff spot). Dodgers scored one in the third inning...and that was all the offense we saw all game. Eight scattered hits for the Dodgers, and only one run to show for it. 2-for 14 with RISP, and 10 team LOB: not the marks of an offensive engine. (Only Pittsburgh has scored fewer runs than us in the NL.)

I suppose we should be thankful that Mark Ellis is batting .375, and A-Gon (2-for-3) is batting .313. But Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 with 3 Ks and 4 LOB; he's batting .056 on the year. Luis Cruz (0-for-4, 6 LOB) and Justin Sellers (0-for-4, 5 LOB) each had two Ks, and neither has one hit ALL YEAR. Geez.

Brandon League had a 15-pitch, four-batter ninth inning, but retired Andrew McCutchen on one pitch, with a man on first, to end the game.

photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images


rbnlaw said...

Dodgers circa 2013: Kill em with kindness.

A win is a win is a win.

Franklin Stubbs said...

At least we're holding our own for now. Hopefully the bats come around before our pitching tires

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

reporting from Montreal...

Kersh for MVP.

todays hat-sighting totals:
1 LA, 1 Brooklyn
1 Expos (poor, silly bastard)
2 Yanks
1 Cards
2 Red Sox
1 Orange and black pos (plain bastard)

Hideo Nomo said...

Only bat I'm worried about is Kemp, and even then I'm not WORRIED worried. If Cruz and Sellers don't hit, shoot 'em into space for all I care.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, Colorado is 4-1? The hell?

Paul said...

We make pitching party!

Steve Sax said...

Yep, we're tied for third place with the gnats; AZ and COL are both 4-1.

Dusty Baker said...

Pitching is cool.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey Dusty! I take it wireless was still a shit sandwich?

Dusty Baker said...

Cell service was fine but there was no WiFi whatsoever. I kept scanning the options and all were locked down/private. What gives?