Enough (goose) eggs to make a small quiche

After the Dodgers fail to score in this seventh innings — and they will — they will have scored six runs in their past 45 innings. Brace yourself, because this will no doubt come as an utter shock: Wilson Betemit struck out three times, each one with one out and at least two runners on base. Juan Pierre tried unsuccessfully to make a diving catch that would have ended the fifth with the bases loaded. That play resulted instead in a two-run double by Jeff Francoeur, which, considering the way the Dodgers are scoring runs, probably put the game away. After that play, a frustrated Tomko stood for several seconds with his hands on his knees and his head down. But he had nobody to blame but himself — the only reason the bases were loaded was because he had walked three batters earlier in the inning, two of them on four pitches each. The play didn’t end the inning, but it did end Tomko’s misery, because Grady immediately came to get him. … There is a reason why I don’t like to go to the restroom between innings. It’s because i’m always paranoid that I won’t get back before play resumes, and my computer will get nailed by a foul ball when I’m not there to yank it to safety. Well, as I was returning to my seat in the bottom of the sixth, the Braves’ Willie Harris hit one right at my seat. It hit the front of the press box, about 18 inches from my laptop, caromed straight up, hit the ceiling, caromed straight back down, hit the table a second time, again about 18 inches from my laptop, and disappeared into the crowd below. Meanwhile, I could only watch helplessly from about 15 feet away, as my heart skipped a beat. I was lucky this time. Next time, I’ll just hold it in. … Hey, what do you know, I was right. The Dodgers didn’t score in the seventh. Braves 4, Dodgers 0, bottom 7

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