The most impressive performance at Dodger Stadium today — and I can’t always write this — came from the spectators, announced at 50,182. Despite the fact that the Dodgers haven’t scored more than two runs in a game all week, they stuck around to the bitter end of an 11-3 loss. Carlos Frias, who was shelled for eight runs in the first two innings alone, has done this before.
The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Yasmani Grandal’s injury and a hot bat weren’t the only reasons Austin Barnes was called up to the majors.
True story: It was cloudy, breezy and growing unusually cold as the Dodgers filed onto the field for their usual pregame stretch today. The skies were gray. I asked Brett Anderson if he thought it was going to rain. “No,” he said. “I’m not pitching today.” (Outside joke.)
It didn’t rain Friday, but a couple droughts ended in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres.
The game story is here. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
SAN FRANCISCO — Remember the good old days, when the Dodgers had the best offense of any club in a generation, averaging five runs a game?
They still are averaging five a game, remarkably. You wonder where that team was the last few days. Thursday, Madison Bumgarner piled on to Clayton Kershaw’s season-long misery by hitting a home run, something the Dodgers forgot how to do while getting swept at AT&T Park.
Hyun-Jin Ryu and Erisbel Arruebarrena — remember him? — won’t be seen in a Dodgers uniform again this year.
I’ll post some quarter-pole-of-the-season thoughts here in a bit.