Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Post-Game 80 Thread: By the Hairs of Their Chinny Chin Chins


It was not a game you expected the Dodgers to win. In an interleague road game against a surging team of talented youngsters, Haren gave up a two-run lead in the fifth inning on a solo home run and an RBI single. Jamey Wright was responsible for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and the Dodgers loaded the bases with two out in the eighth.

That was when A.J. Ellis channeled his inner Roger Dorn and took one for the team. The Dodgers took the lead on his RBI HBP, Howell and League got us to the ninth, and Donnie summoned Wilson for the save due to Kenley's recent workload.

This being the 2014 Dodgers, there are no 1-2-3 saves. But with a runner on second and one out, this happened. It's a game of inches, as they say, and the Dodgers get out of town having gone 4-2 on the road trip.

They still don't have a four-game win streak, but the Dodgers are starting to win some squeakers — every game on this road trip was decided by one or two runs. That's quality baseball!


karen said...

Its funny that AJ channeled his inner Dorn because I was thinking that Dee was in touch with his inner Willie Mays Hayes when he stole his 40th base.

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QuadSevens said...

I'm digging the "Oh doctor!" call by Steiner on that DP.