Thursday, June 26, 2014

Post-Game 81 Thread: Dodgers Win A Duel

DODGERS 1, CARDINALS 0

Brian Wilson just won his first game this year. On his own bobblehead night. That's weird.

Josh Beckett just outdueled Adam Wainwright. Beckett went 7.0 IP with 0 ER and 4 H (2 BB, 4 Ks). Wainwright succumbed in the eighth inning when Juan Uribe had a leadoff single, Drew Butera sacrificed Uribe to second, and Miguel Rojas and PH Justin Turner had consecutive singles to score Uribe. Wainwright, who didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, settled down and struck out Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig. But it was too late, the Dodgers had broken through with one run.

Don't really understand all this Uribe/Pooh stuff, but I'm going with it.

Kenley Jansen came out for the ninth and struck out Nutshot, but then allowed a one-out single to Matt Adams, who was lifted for PR Peter Bourjos. However, Butera and Rojas combined to catch Bourjos stealing after Bourjos overslid the bag and was tagged out (a call that was upheld on review). The Dodgers had already benefitted from an earlier review call, when Matt Kemp threw home to catch Allan Craig at home for the third out in the top of the seventh.

So a lot went the Dodgers way tonight...notwithstanding the outcome of the Reds @ Giants game up north. At the halfway point of the season, the Dodgers look to finally be getting some momentum?! We'll take it!

12 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes gets a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth, down 3-1.

And it's a final: Giants lose, 3-1.

Orel said...

By all accounts, this was an awesome game.

Hideo Nomo said...

Guys, remember when Beckett couldn't feel his fingers and we all left him for dead?

Orel said...

We ought to get a good ribbing for that.

Hideo Nomo said...

We were just joshing.

(At least, I was.)

Fred's Brim said...

How many reviews does a team get? Didn't the cards lose the one on Matty's throwemout? How were they able to challenge the play in the 9th as well? Do the umps have discretion to review in the late innings like NBA officials?

Fred's Brim said...

And WOOP!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

F U TWC

Now back to your regularly scheduled snarking.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, I brought that up on the Twitters. Apparently, after the 6th, it's ump's discretion to grant a requested challenge. My question is WHY would an ump grant one? "You thought I got it wrong? OK, I'll help ya out."

Hideo Nomo said...

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THEY WON THREE IN A ROW.

Fred's Brim said...

Sorry, Hyun Jin, no 10th win for you tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

Finally saw Wolf of Wall Street. Unnecessarily long.