Sunday, April 21, 2024

Post-Game 24 Thread: Dodgers Bats Finally Wake Up In The Finale

Andy Pages goes yard in the fifth to put the Dodgers up 10-0 (Pages' first MLB HR).


Really excited for Andy Pages to get his first major league home run today, and the HR looked like this:

And that wasn't the only memorable home run today, as Shohei Ohtani hit his 176th career MLB home run, the most ever for a Japanese-born player, breaking a tie with Hideki Matsui. That moonshot, in the third inning to put the Dodgers up 2-0, looked like this:

Tyler Glasnow bounced back from his bad outing against the Nationals (where he was apparently under the weather, which may account for his off-day), and went eight scoreless innings with 10Ks and no walks. That was the first time the Dodgers had had a starter go to the eighth inning since 2022 (Clayton Kershaw).

Oh, we needed today's win (our first shutout win of the year), after dropping the first two games in this series (capping a 3-6 homestand) and looking awful at the plate. Chris Taylor (0-for-1 with a HBP) is still batting a miniscule .051; Gavin Lux (0-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs) .148; and James Outman (0-for-4 today) .179. But we may have seen Freddie Freeman get some rhythm again (which started last night). If Teoscar Hernandez could start hitting again, and the bottom of the lineup could just start hitting, we might have something here.

That is, until our middle relievers enter the game.


spank said...

we needed that blowout win. now they gotta keep those bats hot