Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Pinch-Hit That Wasn't: Cardinals 10, Dodgers 0
The adding-insult-to-injury part came in the bottom half of the frame, as Bills gave up a leadoff walk to Skip Schumaker, which was the beginning of a very long half inning; the Cards batted around, Bills got chased, and when the dust settled, it was 6-0, St. Louis. The sputtering Dodgers offense managed only one extra-base hit — Andre Ethier's two-out double in the third — and assembled eight hits and a couple walks, but Dodgers pitching surrendering nine walks and eight hits told a story you didn't want to read.
And thus, with a whimper, the Dodgers lose three straight for the first time all year.
Update: Shoot me for failing to mention that Mark Loretta got the last out of this game. Good grief.