My Boyfriend the Hero
My Boyfriend was at it again. He hit is first career grand slam Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not only was it merely a grand slam, he hit it in the bottom of the tenth tied 3-3. This only adds fuel to my argument that he is the MVP of this team.
As for this team, I’m plenty happy with them right now. After watching a preseason game against the Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of California I was afraid this team was going to be boring. I saw them beating the Angels 13-4, yet the game moved as fast as a fat man in a marathon.
That boredom was probably more from knowing that preseason games count for nil. So far each game has been terribly exciting occasionally getting me to be quite enthusiastic. There are times when I actually want to rescind The Useless One’s nickname. But let’s not get too carried away.
The Dodgers now have a three-game series against the Hated Ones beginning Tuesday. The Giants have since gotten their hitting in order and have won seven of their last eight games. Their pitching has also improved giving up no more than two runs in each of their last four games.
The Dodgers need to show more focus than they have in the last two games. In both Saturday’s and Sunday’s games their errors and bad pitching caused them to give up three runs in each game. Sunday’s game proves that they can’t rely on a miracle grand slam to save the day.
Fortunately the team has Derek Lowe, Randy Wolf and Brad Penny pitching in the series. Combine that with the lights-out bullpen (sans Chad Billingsley whom I think should be demoted to AAA), they should be able to shut down the Giant’s offense and keep the Poster Child of Steroids at 740 career home runs.
My prediction: Dodgers win two of three.