Tuesday, April 17, 2012
And Now For The Rest Of The Schedule: Brewers 5, Dodgers 4
That goes double for an offensively able team like the Brewers. Right now, they're about mid-pack in the NL at 4.30 runs/game, but the Dodgers' appearance on that list ahead of them is a small sample size aberration. The Dodgers got a couple runs each off Yovani Gallardo and K-Rod, who seems less likely to whiff batters he faces and more to give up home runs — as he did to Andre Ethier.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, as Javy Guerra came in to give up the losing runs to pinch-hitter George Kottaras on a walkoff double for the Brew Crew. Should Mattingly have left in Kenley Jansen for the ninth? I have no idea but would likely vote against. It's a long season, and overusing one guy is a recipe for catastrophe in August.
Get 'em tomorrow, paraphrasing @skinnyswag9, AKA Dee Gordon.