Monday, June 01, 2015

Post-Game 50 Thread: Return of the Bats


If there was any place the Dodgers' bats were going to breakout, it had to have been Coors Field, right? Clayton Kershaw not only whent 7.0 IP with 5 H and 2 ER (1 BB, 7 Ks), he also went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run from the plate, to help lead the Dodgers to an amazing 18-hit victory. 18 hits is only nine times the number of hits we had Sunday, or more hits than we had in the entire three-game series in St. Louis.

Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick each had three-run HRs to help the cause (the Dodgers broke open the game in the sixth with a six-run frame), but it was Kershaw who was the man today, with a great effort obscured only by a two-run Nolan Arenado HR in the fourth.

Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins each had solo shots in the second inning to give the Dodgers a short-lived 2-0 lead. Very cool to see everyone getting into this, however: Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a run; and Rollins' 2-for-4 effort lifts his batting average to .209. Happy days!

Scoreboard watching: Pirates @ Giants is in play now, with the Giants wasting a bases-loaded, no-out chance in the sixth (scoring no runs). 4-2 Pittsburgh, bottom 7.

UPDATE: The Giants lost, 4-3.


MR.F said...

Pittsburgh wins 4-3 wooo.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lose!

Steve Sax said...

There, finally got the picture up there

Steve Sax said...

Still can't believe we got 18 hits today. Wow.

Orel said...

Can't wait for the sequel, Episode III: Revenge of the Bats

Dusty Baker said...

Nice image! LOL