Thursday, June 24, 2010
Bad Luck Is The Residoo-doo Of Design: Angels 2, Dodgers 1
On top of all that, apparently there was a controversy over whether Fuentes balked on the pickoff throw that nabbed Kemp. MSTI says it went uncalled, and while I was watching the game at the time, I still for the life of me do not understand why balks do or do not get called. (Memories of Kevin Malone has an animated GIF that conclusively shows an uncalled balk; Fuentes' knee was, in fact, bent.)
Matt Kemp started the night with a two-out line drive in the first that was right to Kevin Frandsen, and that set the tone for the Dodgers, who just couldn't get runners home. Joel Pineiro wobbled early, then settled down and retired fourteen straight until he walked Andre Ethier to end his night in the eighth. John Ely pitched nearly as well, recalling the Ely from his first half-dozen starts or so, but he took the collar for the loss. Given how well he'd pitched earlier, I was shocked to see him with a 3-5 record. Not much to say there.