Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ouch! Last Night Really Hurts.

What a dismal and terrible loss last night. The Dodgers had accumulated a 7 run lead on the back of a terrible Chicago defense. Freddie Bynum, the Cubs 2nd baseman, committed 3 errors in the first 3 innings, and should have received a 4th error if it where not for the good graces of last nights official scorer. Jacque Jones over-ran a ball in the outfield for another error. Even sure handed Cubs shortstop Cesar Izturis booted a play late in the 9th inning. Overall, the Chicago Cubs committed 6 errors in what started out as a laugher of a game.

Unfortunately, the Cubs would be laughing and smiling by the end of the game. They fought back, tied the game and eventually won on the back of a couple of Dodger errors and some timely hitting. Cesar Izturis, my favorite shortstop, slammed the final nail in the coffins with a walk-off single up the middle with a runner on 2nd base in the 11th inning.

The Dodgers fail to extend their lead and are lucky they didn't lose ground to the Padres.

This game should be a wake up call to all the Dodgers players. It's time to bear down. 18 games to go and nothing is assured.

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