Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Post-Game 45 Thread: Ryu Are You (Oooh, Ooh; Oooh Ooh)

DODGERS 9, BREWERS 2

With Clayton Kershaw (worst run support in the NL) looking on enviously, the Dodgers supported Hyun-Jin Ryu with an amazing seven runs of support, tacking on two more in the ninth inning just for good measure. Ryu did his part: 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB and 4 Ks over 109 pitches.

But the offensive support was so laughable, even 53-year-old Ramon Hernandez got a home run (Hernandez went 2-for-3). Brewers starter Wily Peralta was gone by the second inning (1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER), and the Dodgers rolled to a series victory.

Other Dodgers offensive highlights, which are typically so rare so we will call out:

  • Carl Crawford, 2-for-4 with 2 R and 2 RBI;
  • Matt Kemp, 2-for-4 with 1 R and 1 RBI;
  • Scott Van Slyke, 2-for-4 with 1 R and 2 RBI;
  • Nick Punto, 2-for-4 with 1 R and 1 RBI.

Not so good: Adrian Gonzalez, 0-for-5 with an RBI. Gonzalez had a tough series at Miller Park, going 1-for-13 with that single RBI; he was 2-for-23 on the roadtrip. Ronald Belisario also had a shaky two outs in the eighth, and League wasn't exactly automatic in the ninth, even with a seven-run lead (Nick Punto's fielding error didn't help any).

But a win is a win; the Dodgers vault to a scant 6.5 GB division leaders Arizona and SF. Thanks, Ryu!

14 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

And somehow still a mediocre 6-15 with RISP and 8 LOB.

Steve Sax said...

Steve Lyons on the post-game show: "The Dodgers just got swept out of Atlanta; other than that, they've done all right."

WTF? Are you watching this team, Steve? WE ARE IN LAST PLACE

Hideo Nomo said...

He's tweeting while calling games, so, no, he's not.

BJ Killeen said...

"I didn't say that. Eric did." - Lyons

Paul said...

"Look at my socks! No look at me! No my socks!"- Lyons

MR.F said...

"Uh, hey, everybody! I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt." -Lyons

Spank said...

Who Ryu?

Spank said...

i just had a conflicting edit with myself.

Steve Sax said...

SF loses to Washington in the 10th, 2-1

Steve Sax said...

Colorado beat AZ 4-1. This means the Dodgers are only six games back (of AZ, COL, and SF).

MR.F said...

Kemp adds $250k to donation for OK.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

Which hand did you use for that?

Dusty Baker said...

@MR F

Well played w the Simpsons reference.

Steve Sax said...

6 games back and closing!!!