Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Pickoff Moves, Bedtime Edition
You Know You're Gonna Lose When ...: White Sox 5, Angels 4
- ... you can't get an early lead against a pitcher who throws five walks...
- ... which are part of seven in the game ...
- ... and your starter keeps leaking baserunners and runs despite seven strikeouts.
Laugher: Dodgers 17, Brewers 4The last time the Dodgers scored 17 runs at home it was May 25, 1979, and the Dodgers were pounding the holy hell out of the Reds, and ... Tom Seaver? Funny things happen.
The Dodgers scored in crooked numbers in three different frames in this one, including a seven-run sixth that had a Manny Ramirez "double" that broke his RBI-less streak (the ball actually hit the glove of Brewers third baseman Craig Counsell but bounced against the left field wall). Like a lot of high-scoring games, it was actually pretty tedious in the main.
Brandon Webb To Have Season-Ending SurgeryJon raised the prospect that Brandon Webb might be rehabbing in a Dodgers uniform this coming 2010 season; I don't rightly know for sure, but it seems that Webb is a reasonable gamble, because even if he comes back at half what he was before, he might still be useful.