Turning the page …

… in my scorebook, that is. Each sheet only goes to 14 innings. In all my years as a beat writer, I never had to do it until last season, when I had to do it THREE TIMES. And here we are not even through April yet, and I’m doing it again. … Dodgers have left 14 runners on base, eight of them in scoring position, which is as good a reason as any why I’m not halfway up the 5 by now. … I have to give credit to both managers or the way they have handled their benches in this game. Most of the time in the National League, when you have these marathon games, the game becomes a joke after about the 12th or 13th inning because both benches get emptied and you end up with pitchers pinch hitting and stuff like that. That hasn’t happened today. Grady still has not one, but TWO guys named Wilson on his bench. Bud Black has used everybody, but he hasn’t been forced to do anything weird yet. Nomar just GIDP’d to end the top of the 14th. Heart of the Pods’ order due up, so Bud might have to use a pitcher to pinch hit here. Billingsley coming on, so hold onto your hats. Dodgers 4, Padres 4, middle 14th

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email