Saturday, September 11, 2004
Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5
Jeffy: a fine job, even with the four runs. This series seems to be eating Cards, didja notice? First Rolen, now Pujols taking one to the knee. <snaps fingers> Too bad.
Izzy: hit of the game and no doubt about it. And just in time to hand the game to the guy who could seal the deal.
Fins, who's carried us on his shoulders lately when Belly's faltered, A. Perez, Ross -- couldn't have done it without you.
And now we all know why the Dodgers lead the NL in defensive efficiency. Larussa's got a good club, no doubt about it... but man, can we bag 'em when we need 'em. What a fantastic win.
Update, 9/12 9:43 AM PDT: Rich Lederer has a very interesting coda to last night's game: Pujols only had one hit, thanks to the fact that Larry Walker failed to touch second base as he rounded it. Pujols did not actually get a hit (this is in fact recorded in the box score, but oddly, not by the game log). Izzy astutely made an out on the play by calling for the ball and touching the bag.
Defense should be considered for MVP.