Thursday, April 29, 2010
Blanked. By The Pirates: Pirates 2, Dodgers 0
The last time they were blanked by the Pirates at home was an 8-0 embarrassment on September 5, 2000, putting the Dodgers at 73-66, nine games back of the Giants; the team never led the division after April 23, getting as far back as 13 games by September 14 following a 5-4 loss to the Rockies.
This team doesn't look as bad as the 2000 squad, but saying that is conditional on a lot of other things going right, i.e. the injured starters return to the lineup, the pitchers discover competence, and the offense stops being offensive.