November 22, 2014

SWEEP! Dodgers Over “The Mess”


Ahhh…how sweet a sweep is!  So many great memories from tonight’s game, including a strong starting performance from Weaver after having been bounced like a pinball between starting and the bullpen, Ethier’s walk and subsequent move to third on J. Martin’s clutch hit allowing him to score, O-Dog’s 11-game hitting streak, Leach’s clutch pitching performance, earning him his first career victory.  Good times, good times.

So as usual tonight, I was listening to the game on my way home from working out and I SWEAR I hear Vin Scully in the second inning say, “Four hits, one run for the Dodgers. One hit, no runs for the Mess.”  How appropriate, right?  Just looks at these stats from the Mets:
- Six errors in the first two games (none tonight)
- 3 for 27 with runners in scoring position (.111 AVG)
- 20 men left on base
And the crazy thing is, they had a legitimate shot to win at least two of these games!  As the saying goes, I’d rather be lucky than good, but this series the Dodgers seemed to have a little bit of both working for them.  Great job Dodgers, and enjoy your day off!