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Brewers 7, Dodgers 2: A Game That Was Over Before It Started

You know, after Dan Haren was surprisingly decent his last two times out, you had to wonder when the other shoe was going to drop. That’s what happened today, as Haren lasted all of three innings, allowing six runs — only three earned, thanks to Adrian Gonzalez‘ error — and getting through exactly zero of them unscathed. The second batter of the game, Jonathan Lucroy, homered, and although Haren managed to strike out three in a row to end the first, that was the highlight of the day for Haren. Lucroy hit a bases-loaded double in the second, scoring three and making it 5-0, and that was basically the game right there. Carlos Frias gave up a solo homer to Carlos Gomez in the fourth, making it 7-0, and the rout was on.

Frias actually managed to get through four innings with just that one blemish, so good on him, though I doubt more than 11 people or so were watching at that point. Scott Van Slyke and Darwin Barney both doubled off of deposed Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada in the eighth to at least make sure it wasn’t a shutout, but that was just lipstick on a pig. Wily Peralta isn’t good, yet he managed five shutout innings. (Don’t blame Barney; he was the only Dodger with two hits.)

This game got so pointless and dumb that Andre Ethier actually logged some time at first base, because why not. Anyway, it’s been a tough few days, between three straight losses to the Brewers and a seemingly endless string of disabled list moves. For the first time in three weeks, the Dodgers have a day off tomorrow. I think we all need it. But before anyone gets too grim, do remember that this is still a first-place team.


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580 comments
2B15Lopes
2B15Lopes

Well comparing LA and SF's remaining games, LA has 9 more against tough teams including SF and SF has 15 against tough teams including LA so hopefully that takes care of winning the division. I just hope LA is having a hot streak during postseason.

efb
efb

i hear too many people have sex here

efb
efb

@BIah @efb this apartment, like so much sex noise all the time 

Slærp Mon Troont
Slærp Mon Troont

@efb Where do you live? My first year out of college I lived in the Huntington Beachiest of Huntington Beach apartment complexes, and when walking the dog in the evenings, there was more sex than crickets.

Dodgers Nerd
Dodgers Nerd

so i've been away all day annd thought I'd check in and see what you good folks have been up to....yikes, never mind

LA96
LA96

So, Haren sucks again... or he always sucked


I will say that off day is coming at a great time

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

Hey everybody, what's going on?

/scrolls down to look at other posts

Ok. Bye. See you guys tomorrow!

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Kershaw has struck out as many batters as he has walked on three ball counts this year.

FirTree7
FirTree7

@Dustin Nosler what did Mike tell you about his built-in comments section fanbase when plans were being made for this big collaboration site?

"Just so you know, fellas, most of the comments on your articles will have nothing to do with the article's content..."

WBBsAs (In Dog We Trust. Un Planeta Sin Gatos)
WBBsAs (In Dog We Trust. Un Planeta Sin Gatos)

Via MLBTR on the Fausto trade, Ruben Amaro says "“for the situation we’re in and the player we gave up, I think we did pretty well. Even if we had just this guy, we’d be happy.”

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

Might have been one of those PTBNL where it is based on how the pitcher pitches

efb
efb

PoliticalDigest

scottyc35
scottyc35

what do y'all think, are we ever gonna see Billingsley in a Dodger uniform again? Coletti said that Joc and Guerrero will be called up on Sept. 1st, that is fun, but what about the pitching? a spot start or 2 for Zach Lee, i bet. Yimi Garcia. I'm feeling a bit unsettled myself

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

I bet you see basically all pitchers on the 40 man up. Idk about lee. Billings key might search else where for a fresh start

Slærp Mon Troont
Slærp Mon Troont

@scottyc35 At this point, I don't really care whether we see Bills again. He was a much more critical component of the rotation when it wasn't 1. Kershaw, 2. Greinke, 3. Ryu.

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

We didn't make a price trade cause we didn't really have what the rays wanted. I would go for Lester instead of scherzer

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

I still doubt he goes to boston. Even then all boston got was one year of a decent outfielder. Nothing all that great

Chavez Ravine Fiend
Chavez Ravine Fiend

@scottyc35 @OCDodger obviously we could say instead of Austin Jackson we throw in Pederson, instead of Willy Adames we throw in Valentin/Sweeney. instead of Smyly we throw in Urias. maybe the Rays didn't want that tho

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

Pederson and Urias are not sure bets to provide value next year and it didn't sound like we wanted to trade both

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

Untouchable goes to far IMO. In fact I would trade two of them to get Stanton on the team

scottyc35
scottyc35

@TellMyWifeISaidHello our minor league depth is weak. all 3 should be off limits. we don't have anything to offer in any trade otherwise, unless we pay someone to take Ethier or Crawford. "win now" might not be worth it.