The Dodgers could not overcome all of Don Mattingly's horrible, non-sensical managerial calls tonight. 11 LOB. Outhit the Cards 9-7. Relievers giving their all and getting out of jams. And yet...not enough, even to beat a Cardinals team that is totally beatable.
If there's any silver lining to this steaming pile of shit, it's that the Cardinals are vulnerable. That is, if we can stop insane managerial moves like pulling Adrian Gonzalez in the eighth inning of a tie game. Or using Dee Gordon to replace A-Gon, who is so lame he not only doesn't steal second base to get into scoring position, but is thrown out at second on the next ground ball. Or watching Michael Young, A-Gon's replacement, GIDP to end an extra-inning threat. Or wasting Zack Greinke's impressive 10-K performance. Or using Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker in PH situations, both of whom Kd. Or pulling Chris Withrow to have Kenley Jansen's confidence shattered when he gives up the game-winning RBI to Carlos "I Keep The Bat On My Shoulder" Beltran.
I can't do a proper PGT right now. Fuck, Donnie: don't pull this bullshit again, please.