Thursday, July 01, 2004
Dodgers 5, Giants 4
So far as I'm concerned, though, Green can stay in the six-hole until he can prove today's homer isn't just a fluke. We still need a power hitter, something Red Sox fans are working overtime to dream up. (Thanks to Eric L. from Jon's game thread for that link.) The ready-for-prime-time version minus cuss words goes this way:
Sox Get: Carlos Delgado, Odalis Perezto which rational Dodger fans ask, whose minor league pitching and what are their names? The names Jackson, Miller, and Hanrahan have been kicked around so much you have to wonder which one(s) of them will end up in the Jays system in this fantasy. And -- wait for this one -- the Dodgers give up a superior young defensive shortstop who's finally starting to put it together at the plate for a veteran who's never recovered from his 2001 wrist injury? And a guy who's never been successful as either a starter or a closer? Uh... guys, don't give up the day jobs hoping to get hired by ESPN.
Jays Get: Cesar Izturis, minor league pitching
Dodgers Get: Nomar and Kim
But back to the game. I said the win feels immaterial. The team needs to string together some wins. Let's see what happens this weekend against the Angels, who themselves need a good streak.
Lima did well, actually better than the box score showed. The scorer gave a hit on an absolute throwing error that Green should have caught leading to what should have been an unearned run.
Very bad choices to pitch to Bonds and then not walk Ruiz in the same inning to get to Schmidt. Bonds may have ultimately lost the game when he over ran the ball.