Thursday, October 02, 2008
Walk Like A Man, Mash Like A God: Dodgers 7, Cubs 2
Really, that was the game. The Dodgers continued the pounding by scraping out single runs against the Cubs' relief corps in the seventh through ninth, two of them on solo homers by Manny Ramirez and Russell Martin. The Cubs offensively fell into some of their more notorious bad habits; I recall mentioning to Helen in the fifth once Kosuke Fukudome reached with one out that Derrek Lee was a double play candidate. Sure enough, he bounced out to end the inning, and Lowe had nabbed his second double play of the game.
So the Dodgers pick up their
third second postseason win since 1988, and pull ahead early in this series. It's a good foot to start on, and while I in no way expect the rest of the series to go like this, it's got to give the Blue some confidence going forward.
Incidental note: Apparently a Cubs fan was arrested for throwing a ball at Manny during the game. It's not fair to do that unless he has a bat in his hand.
I am sad to report that I think this is only our second postseason victory since 1988. Yay, futility!