Sunday, September 29, 2013

Post-Game 161 Thread: Greinke Solid; Offense Take Night Off


The Dodgers, sans Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Yasiel Puig (save for a PH appearance), did not support Zack Greinke in suffering a 1-0 loss at the Stadium. Scott Van Slyke, Skip Schumaker, and Nick Buss, substituting for the aforementioned outfield threesome, went a combined 0-for-10. But Greinke was fine in his final regular-season appearance preparing for the postseason by looking sharp (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB and 7 Ks over 90 pitches).

The loss did not affect the Dodgers' postseason plans, which will have us starting on the road either at St. Louis or Atlanta. The Cardinals took a one-game lead on the Braves in the standings, so if they beat the Cubs today, we play Atlanta in the NLDS. If the Cardinals lose and the Braves lose, it's still Turner Field for us. If the Cardinals lose and the Braves beat the Phillies, we play St. Louis (due to the season tiebreaker between St. Louis and Atlanta). All of this is not as exciting as the AL postseason possibilities, but believe me, I'll still be watching.

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