The Dodgers suffered one of the most pathetic losses of the season on Friday evening blowing a golden opportunity to gain more ground on the slumping Giants in the NL West. The Dodgers blew a 3-2 lead with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as cprw medical ethical case study https://tetratherapeutics.com/treatmentrx/celtium-20-mg-cialis/34/ nus thesis submission english essays on my best friend cover letter and resume follow link handla viagra abiogenesis hypothesis essay on career goals and aspirations https://www.myrml.org/outreach/research-paper-example-apa-format/42/ gender dysphoria and abilify commonwealth essay writing competition winning essays capital and revenue expenditure essay should levitra taken empty stomach https://willherndon.org/pharmaceutical/nexium-side-effects-insomnia/24/ prednisone vomit here cell biology research paper lamictal message board thesis about social media in students metformin vs can you get doxycycline over the counter uk rebranding case study domperidone buy follow compare and contrast essay middle school examples click here enter autonomy nursing essay clomid tamoxifen cancer can crestor cause itching Kenley Jansen allowed a game-tying solo home run to Jedd Gyorko. When the game went into extra innings I sent a DM to Oscar telling him that the game was essentially over because the offense was unlikely to score again.
As it turns out I was right. The Dodger bats were so pathetic that they were basically unable to score for the equivalent of two games with the exception of Justin Turner’s top of the ninth inning home run that gave the club the lead. Brandon McCarthy turned in another impressive performance but he had to leave the game early in the seventh inning with leg cramping due to the muggy weather conditions.
I know this Dodger team very well and I instantly knew that they would not score again. Sometime the offense is super pathetic honestly. With the exception of Corey Seager, Who had another 4 hit game, Justin Turner and the hot hitting Howie Kendrick. The rest of the club needs to step it up and the plate approaches are awful. The Dodgers seriously need to add a big bat in the lineup preferably someone that can play left field so they can move Kendrick back to second base. They also need another starting pitcher. They better get it soon because the Giants could start winning again at any moment.
Dodgers Lineup @ St. Louis-
Tonight's Dodger lineup at Cardinals:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 23, 2016
Kenta Maeda-8-7 vs. Mike Leake-7-7
Game Time – 4:15 PM – TV-SNLA
The Dodgers will try to forget about the marathon crapfestival and get back on track as they give the ball to Kenta Maeda in the second game of the series. They’ll need Maeda to give them some innings since they burned through the entire bullpen yesterday. Even Bud Norris had to pitch once there was nobody left. The Dodgers are sure to be tired; of course the Cardinals will be tired too.
Maeda has never faced the Cardinals and is coming off of a rough start where he allowed five earned runs in 4.1 innings to the Dbacks. Maeda is 8-7 with a 3.25 ERA in 19 starts. He’s struck out 112 and posted a 1.12 WHIP across 108 innings pitched. Maeda is 5-2 with a 3.31 ERA away from Dodger Stadium this season.
The Cardinals will counter with right hander Mike Leake. The former first round pick has had an average season posting a 7-7 record and a 4.00 ERA over 19 starts. He’s struck out 6.7 per nine and allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings as well. Leake is a control pitcher, and he’s around the plate often. He’s only walked 17 this year and his 1.3 BB/9 rate over 117 frames is one of the best. Count on him to throw strikes and attack the strike zone.
The Dodgers were unable to hit him back on May 15th at Dodger Stadium. He limited the Dodgers to one earned run on five hits over six innings during that game. In 9 career starts he is 4-4 with a 3.77 ERA against the Dodgers. Justin Turner is 7 for 15 against Leake but nobody else can hit him.
Leake vs. Dodgers
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The Cardinals have now won 5 in a row and are just a game behind the Dodgers in the wild card race. Since when did the Cardinals decide to be good again? It’s super annoying. Dodgers please take care of this now and stop these guys. I am so sick of the Giants and Cardinals. I’ve had enough of those two teams to last a lifetime. Lose Cardinals, lose badly.
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The Dodgers have called up Ross Stripling and optioned Grant Dayton. Stripling will have to give them some innings today.
Dodgers have recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned LHP Grant Dayton to OKC.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 23, 2016