Sunday, August 11, 2013

Post-Game 115 Thread: Rodney Gets No Respect

DODGERS 7, RAYS 6

This is getting ridiculous. Down 6-0 in the seventh inning to the red-hot Rays, the Dodgers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the improbable walkoff victory.

The Rays summoned Fernando Rodney in the ninth, and here's what transpired: Skip Schumaker (2-for-4 with an RBI) led off the ninth with a single, followed by a Dee Gordon K. Mark Ellis tripled to left to score Skip, making it 6-4 Rays. Nick Punto then doubled home Ellis; 6-5 Rays. Adrian Gonzalez doubled to right, scoring Punto; tie game. And after an intentional walk to Yasiel Puig, Jerry Hairston hit a comebacker to Rodney, who swiveled to try and get the double play...but sent the ball wide right and into right-center field, allowing Gonzalez to score from second. Dodgers win. Unbelievable.

Chris Capuano went a miserable 4.1 IP, yielding 6 R (5 ER). Brandon League even pitched the sixth and seventh innings (scoreless). Carlos frickin' Marmol pitched a scoreless inning. And even with those three walking disasters on the mound, the Dodgers pulled out the win. This is crazy.

The Dodgers are now 18-3 since the All-Star break. Who knows if they can win tomorrow's game, with Zack Greinke on the mound?!

6 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

maybe you can help me straighten out my Longfellow

Steve Sax said...

Those bug eyes, man.

Alex Cora said...

The blog is time traveling. Ahhhh. Space time continuum.

Neeebs said...

Is there some odd SOSG contract that says only Sax is qualified to script a PGT?

Hideo Nomo said...

Great comeback, but that took a lot out of them. Watch them lose the next two.

Steve Sax said...

@Neeebs 8:52p: PGTs are open to any Son. We're just so damn busy, I've got to throw some up retroactively.

Luckily, I have a time machine in the backyard that still works.