Saturday, August 30, 2008
Roadkill: Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 3
Because we park in the parking garage on the north side of Katella when we go to Angels games, I typically can't get either Angels or Dodgers broadcasts while I'm in there, but for whatever bizarre reason, XM comes in just fine. Waiting to get out — it seemed far too long considering how many people left early or never even arrived at the park — I turned on the XM receiver and got the Arizona feed, as is XM's custom. The Snakes radio announcers mentioned how beaten the Dodgers looked, and I have to believe them. This is a team in search of a fork, or a fat lady.
With the loss, the Dodgers extended a road skid dating back to August 9 that has seen them lose 10 straight road games. They're one loss away from tying the all-time Los Angeles Dodgers franchise mark of eleven, set in 1992 from June 2 through June 21.
Update: Forgot to mention that Jeff Kent's knee locked up and he couldn't swing the bat in the seventh. He'll get an MRI.