Josh Beckett screencap 6.21.14

Dodgers 4, Padres 2: Josh Beckett, still good, bullpen still not

Josh Beckett screencap 6.21.14Behind another fantastic outing by Josh Beckett, the Dodgers rebounded from last night’s frustrating loss in San Diego.

The offense was good enough against Tyson Ross, who is really good at home. Hanley Ramirez had two RBIs and Dee Gordon walked twice, got a hit and stole his MLB-leading 39th base.

But the real story was Beckett. He was dominant against an, admittedly, bad Padres’ offense. He threw seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits, walked two and struck out a season-high-tying eight. Beckett lowered his ERA to 2.28, good for third-best in the National League. He’s pitching his way to a berth on the NL All-Star team at this rate.

Like every other day that ends in “y,” the bullpen was again an issue. Paul Maholm, who is inexplicably still on the active roster, started the eighth inning and allowed a hit, a walk and was charged with two runs. Brandon League relieved him and allowed two hits of his own.

Kenley Jansen got a shot a redemption from last night’s disaster by holding the Padres scoreless — a big feat for this bullpen these days.

The Dodgers (41-35) and Padres (32-43) conclude their series on Sunday afternoon, as Hyun-Jin Ryu (8-3, 3.18 ERA) takes on old friend Eric Stults (2-9, 5.76). With a lefty going, expect Andre Ethier to get the day off. It’d be nice if Yasiel Puig got a day or two off (for his ailing hip), but that probably won’t happen. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. Pacific.


About

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called “Dugout Blues.” He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.


106 comments
Uncultured Bastard
Uncultured Bastard

I believe

I believe that

I believe that we

I believe that we will win

I believe that we will win

I believe that we will win

scottyc35
scottyc35

just so happy, and amazed, and all kinds of good adjectives. we did not expect anything from him, prior to the season. nor had we any reason to. but wow, dude has come back and evolved into a new Josh Beckett. like it! 

InsideThePark
InsideThePark

Like every other day that ends in “y,”...

we need to switch to the French calendar ASAP.

The Shocker (shooting ropes)
The Shocker (shooting ropes)

Any of you citizens watched the show, "Pecos League," on fox sports 1? It's a doc about the independent baseball league. I didn't realize how low Indy baseball is...it's one notch above adult mens fastpitch

scottyc35
scottyc35

Beckett. My new favorite Dodger of all time, for the next 8-12 hours. No fuckin' around! Dude is ON! 

Haikairu
Haikairu

Howabout that pitcher's helmet?

KMT59
KMT59

Night All...should be a blast for my son, they have a lot of bouncy houses etc

Superba
Superba

Ryu to debut pitcher's helmhat for Dodgers tomorrow

- Casey -
- Casey -

Good win...good night......goodnight

RA_S
RA_S

This is all I could think of tonight when I saw that dude's hat/helmet

InsideThePark
InsideThePark

I don't know why Kevin Kennedy doesn't think Beckett should qualify for comeback player of the year?!?

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

By the way, the red hot Royals have cooled off, losing their second to Seattle and guaranteeing a series loss coming into the Dodger series.

Dang88
Dang88

Those new protective caps..........can't even tell.......

RA_S
RA_S

So how about Donnie gives Puig a day off tomorrow? He looked a step slower tonight.

TheOcelot
TheOcelot

@LA_Woman it's weird that nobody was willing to pick him up in the rule 5 draft, see how he coped in spring training

scottyc35
scottyc35

@Brooklyn Baby creepy and weird as hell. an advantage for the pitcher, as the batter stands at the plate thinking "what in the Fuck is that thing on his head???"

InsideThePark
InsideThePark

loved it, looks like a throwback flat cap from the 30s

The Shocker (shooting ropes)
The Shocker (shooting ropes)

I didn't know it was a helmet at first...I thought he just literally pulled a brand-new, too big hat out of a box

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

They were ever so briefly in first, now they're 1.5 games behind.

The Shocker (shooting ropes)
The Shocker (shooting ropes)

You're joking right? That dudes cap looked a) 3 sizes too big and b) stiff and just pulled out of a box.

Makes sense that it was a helmet cuz it didn't look comfortable or cool

InsideThePark
InsideThePark

Well isn't a goalie mask or football helmet creepy and weird also?

I really don't know how you can protect the head while keeping a low profile hat

InsideThePark
InsideThePark

he was a little uncertain, assumed it was, then reported how the side plates protect the temples up to 95 (94?) mph

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

@Jobu @TellMyWifeISaidHello Because there's nobody better to swap in, unfortunately.  Yimi Garcia is about the closest, and he's untested.  Beyond that, not much.  Maybe when Elbert is ready.  I'm not sure I'd call anyone else an improvement, at least until Rodriguez and Dominguez start doing better at ABQ.