Sunday, August 04, 2013

Post-Game 110 Thread: Shoulder, Sweep

DODGERS 1, CUBS 0

AJ Ellis knocked in a RBI single in the second inning, marking the only run of the game. Stephen Fife was pretty strong, 5.1 IP of shutout ball (2 BBs, 5 Ks), in his first trip back from the DL. The Dodgers completed the four-game sweep of the Cubs and have extended their consecutive road win streak to a franchise-record 14 games. With Arizona's loss to Boston today, the Dodgers have opened up a 5.5-game lead on first place, and a 12-game lead on the last-place Giants, who also lost today (to the Rays, 4-3).

I know, it's the Cubs. But we won all four games with the following starters: Ricky Nolasco, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chris Capuano, and Stephen Fife. No Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw in that mix; we've saved them for the upcoming four-game series (what the hell is it with these four-game series?!) against the Cardinals.

The real news from today's game, however, was about Hanley Ramirez, who jammed his right shoulder falling into the stands in (successful) pursuit of a foul ball. He said he didn't hear it pop, which means we Dodger fans haven't heard our season hopes go "pop", either. Ramirez will have a MRI on Monday.

Time to watch some exercise videos and stay healthy.

7 comments:

Neeebs said...

Another win. Ho Hum. What can I do?

Paul said...

Party like a Neeebs Star.

Fred's Brim said...

please please please be ok

Hideo Nomo said...

Fife point Fife games in first!

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs' cynicism only grows with age.

Paul said...

No structural damage please.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley is probably going to the DL. With a 5.5-game lead, the question is if we can hold on and just get him healthy for the playoffs.