Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Post-Game 21 Thread: Koehler Beats Kershaw, Inexplicably

The leaky faucet prevailed.


Clayton Kershaw was cruising through five scoreless innings. Tom Koehler was okay, but passed balls and errors had given the Dodgers two runs in the first, and Kershaw added to that with an RBI double in the fourth. This was just how you'd expect a Kershaw start to go.

The sixth inning...was not. Kershaw gave up five consecutive hits (Miguel Rojas double, Dee Gordon single, Martin Prado RBI single, Christian Yelich RBI single, and then a mammoth Giancarlo Stanton three-run HR) which threw this game to the shitter. Koehler, who had been pulled from the game for PH Rojas, got the victory. Kershaw was tagged with the loss. JP Howell let aboard a single which came around to score (partially because Yasiel Puig cavalierly played a fly out in right that I think he thought was the third out, allowing Yelich on second to advance to third, and later score on a bloop ball to shallow center).

This game was unwatchable in the second half, but I stuck with it because I wanted to hear Vin Scully's voice. But there were injustices all around in this game, including Carl Crawford's horrible routes in left field. It was like watching Adventures in Little League Play out there. Come on, Carl: if you're only going to play fifteen games a year, the least you can do is play well in the field. (Crawford did go 1-for-3 with a run scored.)


Fred's Brim said...

I think Puig has turned all of his fuckups from the basepaths to the outfield. What the hell is going on with him out there? FUITOLAN

And I can't believe Crawdaddy was ever rated a plus defender. I never saw him in Tampa when he earned that rating, but since we've had him, he's looked terrible out there. He still catches most things but looks like an idiot doing it. It's almost like he should be wearing glasses out there but refuses to for cosmetic reasons, so it takes him a bit to find and adjust to the ball