LAst Night's Action: Do the Dodgers Have a Little Blue Pill?
San Francisco Giants LA Dodgers 2-0. "Beat LA! Beat LA!" It's a chant that the denizens of San Francisco bleet imploring the Giants to beat the Dodgers at any cost. The chant makes no distinction as to whether the Dodgers are good or not. It's not a "Dodgers Suck" chant. Just "Beat LA!"
These days, it doesn't take much to beat the Dodgers. Since going on the road last Monday, the Dodgers have been batting .177 in seven games.So when Melky Cabrera led off the fourth inning with a home run against Clayton Kershaw, the game was over. Just to emphasize the point, Kershaw gave up another run.
I'm not going into the thought processes of Giants fans. I'm not going to try and figure out why the SFPD felt the need to go undercover as Dodger fans.
All I'll say is this is the same team and fanbase that rallied around a used thong underwear.
But that's neither here nor there.
The Dodgers are now batting .183 thanks to their seven hits in this game. But it led to a big fat goose egg, scoreless now in 21 consecutive innings. And perhaps most ominously, the Dodgers hang on to a mere one-game lead in the division over the Giants.
LA Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles 7-3. The Angels launched four homers against the Orioles pitching to make this game a laugher. C.J. Wilson pitched seven innings giving up one run upping his record to 9-4.
Dodgers Nab Mickey Hatcher. More than a month after Albert Pujols fired Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, the Dodgers scooped up the 57-year old ex-Dodger to be a "Special Assistant to the General Manager."
"It's a great feeling being a Dodger again," Hatcher said through a press release issued by the Dodgers. "It feels like I've come back home."
Hatcher will help with player development and assisting the Major League staff.
Everyone remembers Hatcher's improbable output in the 1988 World Series hitting .368 with two homers in that five-game series against the Oakland Athletics. Oh, and in his 13 seasons with the Angels he won another World Series win in 2002 or so.
Maybe he can inject some life in this dead offense.
LA Dodgers at San Francisco Giants. 12:45 p.m. Prime Ticket, AM 570 KLAC.
LA Angels at Baltimore Orioles. 4:05 p.m. FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.