The Dodgers average an error per game, three of their five outfielders are flirting with or below the Mendoza Line, and their bullpen is overworked and underskilled. Yet they went into the ninth inning tonight tied at three thanks to a QualityStart™ by Dan Haren and home runs by Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez.
Then Carlos Ruiz, who bats .273/.358/.412 lifetime but .296/.413/.456 lifetime against the Dodgers, did his Dodger-killing thing, lacing a two-run double off a clearly not-right Brian Wilson. The Phillies tacked on two more runs to rub it in our faces and the Dodgers find themselves with a 6-9 record against teams without the letter Z in their name.
Surging Rox in town tomorrow. Hold on to your butts.
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