Monday, June 30, 2014

Post-Game 85 Thread: All Alone in First


The Dodgers hardly clobbered Corey Kluber, but it didn't matter. Dan Haren, who recently called his pitching in June "consistently mediocre," was consistently stellar tonight, pitching seven innings of one-hit ball against Cleveland. Haren retired 13 straight before being replaced in the eighth by Brian Wilson, who pitched a 1-2-3 inning. Kenley Jansen pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.

Offensively, the Dodgers scraped together a two-out run in the seventh on Clint Robinson's first MLB hit, which scored Andre Ethier, who had tripled to lead off the inning. That was all she wrote, and that was all they needed.

The Dodgers were most recently in first place on April 24. They'll start July in first place again. Is this the beginning of a beautiful summer?


Steve Sax said...


I see you what you did there. Nice, Orel.

Hideo Nomo said...

You guys! First place, you guys!

Hideo Nomo said...

Took them until Game 98 to be up a half game last year.

Steve Sax said...

Just in case it was lost in the PGT: three Dodger pitchers combined to pitch a one-hitter today.

Hideo Nomo said...

A challenge away from a a combined no-hitter. (Though he was safe...barely.)