Once again Zach Greinke was dominant on the mound for the Dodgers. He went 6.2 innings and allowed just one earned run. Still, the Dodger lost due to a blowup in the later innings.
Much of the blame for can be laid at the feet of the bullpen. Via Steve Bourbon at MLB.com:
"We haven't been nearly as consistent as we were early," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of his bullpen. "We've had some games that we've let get away from us, and we've got find a way to get the ball to [Kenley Jansen]."Zack added further:
"It makes sense what [the Dodgers] did. Liberatore has been amazing getting lefties out all year," Greinke said. "The matchups made a lot of sense."Maybe the Dodgers recent troubles out of the 'pen are just the natural doldrums that occur during a long season. After all, they've been lights out for much of the year, so you have to expect that lulls and valleys will occur from time to time. Even know this, though, does little to assuage the stress these lapses can have on the fanbase. Hopefully, the team and the peanut gallery in the stands can weather the storm.
The photo above is via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015. Go here to check out more pics of yesterday;s game from Jon. Below are some links to check out:
- BTW, today is the Baseball Draft, and the Dodgers have four picks to make this evening.
- ICYMI: Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers send David Huff outright to Triple-A, lose Sergio Santos to free agency."
- Via Matt Goldman at Beyond the Boxscore, "Andre Ethier is good again."
This season, Ethier's power is back, he's driving in runs again (although his defense is still awful), and it no longer seems that he's destined for an early end to his career. He's on pace for his highest ISO in five years, his best wOBA in seven years, and his best wRC+ and fWAR ever.
- GCRL shares some more Steve Garvey cards in his collection, here. It includes a whole bunch of different inserts.
- Via David Hood at True Blue LA, "Jose De Leon, Cody Bellinger Standout in May Prospect Review."
- Ha! I remember this. Via jbox at Gaslamp Ball, "Two Padres who attacked Giants' anti-mascot in 1984 revealed."
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