Saturday, April 26, 2014

Post-Game 24 Thread: Extra Bad


The Dodgers did their usual thing — losing — but at least tonight things were a little different. For starters, Josh Beckett went eight solid innings, allowing only two earned runs. Yasiel Puig had two RBI, including one on a first-inning home run.

With a tired bullpen, naturally this game went into extra innings. This is the first April in at least 100 years the Dodgers have played six extra-innings games (per Jon Weisman). The Dodgers are 1-5 in those games.

JP Howell and Brandon League combined to allow three runs in the 11th. And since this is the Dodgers, they couldn't just lose by three. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer (his seventh of the season) to ensure Dodger fans would get their hopes up a little before being crushed. Live Breathe Blue!

Dodgers drop into a tie for second place. How low will this stone sink? At least Clayton Kershaw's rehab start went well.


Dusty Baker said...

Live. Die. Blue!

Fred's Brim said...

Call me Surly Smurf today

Steve Sax said...

Would be nice to start going 42-8 about now

Dusty Baker said...

Damn I'm 2-4 going into a Paul Maholm start. (Mr. F's)