August 30, 2014

Dodgers Phlat against Phillies; Split Series

Man, you could almost taste it – the Dodgers had a chance to rob the Phillies of their consecutive record of road series wins…and then Philly pulls out some great starting pitching whilst also bringing the big stick to the party. No es bueno.

Antonio Bastardo, who probably has the greatest name in Major League Baseball, took it to the Dodgers this time. Through two starts, he has a 2.45 ERA and a 9/2 K/BB ratio in 11 innings. Not bad for a guy who has played only two games in the majors.

The Dodgers still have the best record in baseball at 39-20 and lead the NL in batting average, runs and on-base percentage so they can’t complain too much. However, if there is one gripe it’s that they have delivered only seven runs in 46 innings against opponents’ starting pitchers over their last seven games. The bats only seem to come alive once the releivers are in – something that’s not sustainable.

Oh well, the Lakers won – does that count for anything? Nah, didn’t think so.