Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Games, Games, Games
Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Cruise To The Finish: Dodgers 6, Pirates 2I didn't watch the Dodgers' two previous games and I didn't see this one, but I did listen to it. The Dodgers got out to a four-run lead in the second inning (starting with Casey Blake's leadoff homer) and really, that was the game. The rest was pretty much denouement, albeit with scoring and stuff.
Didn't Jeff Karstens used to be a decent back-of-the-rotation starter? I guess he got tossed to the Pirates for Xavier Nady midseason. I forgot that.
Manny Ramirez got over .400 in the NL again in this game with a 3-for-5 outing. That was kinda neat. Casey Blake and Angel Berroa also had multi-hit games, and bully for them. Derek Lowe pretty much baffled the Pirates, including ex-Dodger Andy LaRoche, who struck out in the game's final at-bat. I guess it was fitting or ironic or something, but I feel for the kid and hope for good things for him.
Fountain Of Suck: A's 8, Angels 1Lackey didn't have it, Jason Bulger didn't have it, the offense didn't have it... it was so bad it was laughable.
Shiny Happy Standings
- Philadelphia edged the Braves 8-7 and the Odalis Perez-led Nationals blanked the Mets 1-0, so the Phils lead the NL East a half game over the Mets.
- The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-4 in a game that had the tying run at second and two outs with Kerry Wood on the mound and Prince Fielder at the plate. Wood sent a little slider right over the dish for a called strike three to the delight of the Wrigley faithful, keeping the Brewers in second place in the Wild Card.
- St. Louis lost 7-2 to Cincinnati, eliminating them from the NL Central race. Bob Timmermann has been keeping closer tabs on this sort of thing at The Griddle.