Sunday, August 02, 2009
Songs From The Big Jair: Dodgers 9, Braves 1
That was as much offense as the Dodgers needed tonight, and even though Billingsley got yanked after hyperextending his knee in a very awkward pitch, perhaps itself the consequence of a leg cramp he experienced during his at-bat against Matt Diaz. A thoroughly disgusted Billingsley found himself pinch-hit for in the top of the sixth (by Jason Schmidt, of all people, who even got a hit, the second pinch hit of his career); Bills ended with the win anyway, so there's that.
Kemp ended the day with five RBIs on a night when Manny Ramirez ended up stranding five. Go figure.