Dodgers 4 (38-19), Phillies 3 ~ June 5, 2009

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I sat in the bottom of the 8th inning absolutely fuming. For the second time this week, Dodgers have a runner on second and what does the batter do? Hits the ball to the left side.

“Not acceptable,” is what is I said.

Last night was an odd night for a lot of reasons that don’t quite fit with this post. As to the actual game, it was a fun win. It really was, one the Dodgers probably got because of luck, but I’m hoping that it will be the catalyst for a new winning streak. It was especially nice after a night hearing how great Hamels pitched on Thursday night.

There has been a lot of talk about the gap that Manny left in the offense. I just don’t think it makes much sense. There are little things the Dodgers could be doing, like advancing runners, that would make this a whole lot less painful.

Now, I’m not expecting 162 victories because, honestly, that would be a little boring, but I would at the very least expect that they play fundamentally sound baseball.

The other issue that I have is the lineup, but like I said last night, my major league teams haven’t made it to the playoffs for 12 straight years, so I’m going to shut up.

Go Dodgers!

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