Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Post-Game 44 Thread: Backbone

DODGERS 6, BRAVES 3

As predicted by the GT, the Dodgers had trouble solving Williams Perez, particularly given our sleepy bats of late: six innings of Perez pitching afforded us only one run, a bases-loaded walk to Andre Ethier in the bottom of the first. The Braves got back ahead with a couple of runs, and when we had a good look at Braves reliever Luis Avilan in the seventh, with the bases loaded and one out, we were only able to eke out one run with an Adrian Gonzalez RBI comebacker preceding a Justin Turner ground out.

2-2 and going to the eighth, with Adam Liberatore performing well by dispatching the Braves in the top of the inning. Nick Masset came in for Atlanta, and we greeted him with a go-ahead HR from Ethier to start the inning, then a one-out two-run HR by Alex Guerrero, and a two-out home run by...Jimmy frickin' Rollins, ladies and gentlemen! Holy smokes, that is indeed amazing! In fact, let's break to a post-game conversation I had:

SoSG Sax: With that home run, Jimmy Rollins is finally back over .200 in batting average!

Non-Sax Dodger fan: Which is about half of Dee Gordon's batting average!

(Dee's average is actually down to .373, and Gordon has 0 HR to Rollins' five HR.)

The Dodgers took a 6-2 lead into the ninth, but Chris Hatcher looked shaky, heralding Kenley Jansen to come in and record the save. 6-3 final score. The Dodgers broke out some bats AND came back to win the game. This is the team that's been missing the past week or so. Let's go, boys!

8 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Honestly, if JRoll starts JRolling, we've got hope.

Steve Sax said...

What is with the new placement of the comments box

Steve Sax said...

I am gonna keep commenting dammit

Steve Sax said...

I'm not a robot
But I'm hammered

spnk said...

Geaux Saxy!

spnk said...

comment box big enough?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

most comments are under 140 characters anyways, and mostly in some form of four letter profanities.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

It was great to see them bust out the whipping sticks again after a week of using punctured whiffle ball bats.