Sunday, June 29, 2008
The Narrow Escape: Angels 1, Dodgers 0
There's something intrinsically comic about Mike Napoli driving in the only run of the game; I only wish I could figure out what it was. The unfunny part of the game was Juan Pierre limping off the field after a hard slide into second; not so long ago, that could have had positive results for the Dodgers, but it's hard to see how Jason Repko would be better as a leadoff man than Pierre, and that's saying something — unfortunately.
The best part was that the Giants put on an 11-1 beatdown on Oakland, leaving the Angels still 4.5 games up. The worst the A's can do even if they sweep the Angels in the upcoming homestand is to get to 1.5 games. As for the Dodgers, a two-run Florida uprising in the bottom of the ninth turned into a walkoff win that defeated Arizona 4-3, so the Dodgers end the day 2.5 games back of a Diamondbacks team suddenly .500, the worst division leader in baseball. Wow.