Dodgers Win in an AL Stadium!
Psychologically I was going into the Dodger’s Tuesday game at the Toronto Blue Jays a little glum to say the least. The Dodgers have lost 20 of their last 21 road interleague games and was completely manhandled by the Jays over a week ago at home.
I was pretty shocked when the Dodgers won Tuesday night. I was even more thrilled they completely pasted the Jays 10-1.
The offense torched Jay's starter Dustin McGowan for six earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. Whenever a team gets to their opponent's bullpen that quickly, it's an almost certainty a victory will be posted.
The cherry of the game was My Boyfriend going yard in the sixth in his first major league game in his home country and city of birth.
Useless is starting to get on my good side now. He had three stolen bases, two of them coming on consecutive pitches, which is indicative of him getting on base in the first place. But I'm not buying it yet. Until he can be a little more consistent, I will still not cheer for him when he comes up to bat at Dodger Stadium.
Speaking of inconsistency, what happened to Andre Ethier? So far this month, he's batting .244 with an on-base percentage plus slugging of .692. As a comparison, Matt Kemp in limited at bats is averaging .429 with a .990 OPS. After slumping to start of the season, Ethier was getting hot after changing to a heavier bat. Perhaps he should start using a telephone pole?
And whose been a bigger stiff than SF Trash? This season he has a 6.31 ERA while going no longer than six innings. He's off to get exploratory surgery on his pitching shoulder Wednesday, and I say good riddance. Let him take the rest of the season off, rehab whatever his mystery ailment is and learn to locate his pitches better.
Until then, let's just hope the Dodgers keep it together during this roadtrip. Given that the next five games are against the American League, somehow I don't feel quite confident. But there's always hope, right?
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