What is Coen on here? The Dodgers finished off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays (tied for the AL Wild Card with Oakland, at 66-50), by pounding Jeremy Hellickson into a short 51-pitch, 3.0 IP, 4 ER outing. Got you on an awful short leash, don't she?
The Dodgers fattened up on Alex Torres (two more ER in an inning of work) and Josh Lueke (two more ER in two innings of work). And the Dodgers rolled to a 8-2 victory.
Clayton Kershaw went a masterful 8.0 IP with only 1 ER (two runs total), 2 BB, 8 Ks. He also went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and two runs, breaking the seal for the Dodgers in the second inning with a clutch two-out, two-on single to right. Mark Ellis (3-for-5, 3 RBI) had a two-run HR in the sixth. Every starter had a hit, with Carl Crawford, A.J. Ellis, and Dee Gordon all having multi-hit games.
And about that Gordon kid, who raised his average to a microscopic .213 with a 2-for-4 performance (one of which was another infuriating bunt to leadoff an inning, which usually don't work for Gordon). Gordon had an astonishing three errors: a throwing error in the third, another throwing error in the sixth, and a fielding error in the eighth. The Dodgers won tonight, but it's only a matter of time before this beanstalk loses us a tight game with his lack of accuracy. If almost a full year in the minors can't help him find the target (or his bat), I'm getting less hopeful this will turn around.
Oh, and Arizona? They lost their series with the 54-61 Mets to drop 7.5 games back in the NL West. Son, you got a panty on your head.