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Saturday, April 09, 2005

More Weird Statistics

The Dodgers (along with the Padres) lead the majors with 38 runs scored, 36 over the last 4 games. And J.D. Drew is still hitless as a Dodger. We were supposed to be worried about the offense?

Also, of the 25 runs the Dodgers have given up, 18 have been given up by a combination of soon-to-be retired Scott Erickson and a depleted bullpen--in 21.1 innings. Adjust your analyses accordingly.

EDIT: Though I was only able to follow the game on the radio (my first impression of Steiner: I like him), it seemed to me that the key moment (among a multitude of incredible plays) was Yhency Brazoban facing Troy Glaus in the bottom of the 10th. Bases loaded, 3-1 count--and Brazoban strikes him out. The strikes came easy afterward, and Shawn Green brushed off a great storyline by striking out quickly to end the inning. Is the 2004 Brazoban back? With the way the bullpen's pitching, I don't know how the team can survive the late innings without him.

EDIT #2: MLB.TV just put the archived video of the game up and I've been trying to watch some of the many great moments this game had. Loved Bradley's energy after that dazzling snare of Glaus' blooper. Brazoban's 0-2 pitch to Green to strike him out was beautiful--a heater that grazed the outside edge of the plate and all Green could do was admire as it screamed by. Big moment. Great game.

4 Comments:

  • wow...you just can't turn off the TV with this team, though i have to admit it was an ugly win. we could really use Gagne...and Alvarez and Penny for that matter. nice to see Choi come through in the clutch and Kent is my new favorite Dodger. I'm sure Plaschke will find something to gripe about even though we're winning.

    By Blogger walbers, at 4/09/2005 11:59:00 PM  

  • Jerry and I were just discussing this. We both have finals this week, but we're entranced. It's just like it was last year.

    By Blogger Steve, at 4/10/2005 12:00:00 AM  

  • I'd be worried about that offense come playoff time....oh wait, the Dodgers will be home watching the Giants get swept by the Cards. There's no Lima-Time to give you a playoff win this time!

    By Anonymous REDBIRDS, at 4/10/2005 01:03:00 AM  

  • If a team gets into the World Series and is then swept like a worthless pile of nonexistence, did it really even get there?

    By Blogger Icaros, at 4/10/2005 01:21:00 AM  

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