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That game did not deserve to be covered last night, or even this morning so here goes:
I went to work and had an okay time, then at 8:00 I proceeded to be upset at the team because they committed a bunch of dumb errors and committed a bunch of bad pitches to get down 3-1 initially. If nothing else Brett Anderson looked okay, striking out 7 and walking none, it was his first very good start in a long time. Despite the errors and bad overall, the team battled and in the 7th inning tied the score on an Austin Barnes blooper into left field that left the game tied going into the 11th where Chris Heisey literally had a mental error.
He was turned around on a Justin Morneaur screamer to CF and couldn’t make the play, allowing a triple that was cashed in one batter later. Juan Nicasio will take the heat, but defense matters and if Heisey can’t defend… cut him. The bullpen was overall… effective i’d say with Joel Peralta and Jim Johnson SOMEHOW throwing scoreless innings the solid news is that everybody else besides Mat Latos, Jim Johnson, and Joel Peralta held the Rockies hitless.
I mean honestly the teams used 58 players total which is just freaking absurd. I was upset at the Dodgers not having Adam Liberatore up, but hell, I don’t know if that would have changed anything in regards to the outcome.
Oh and uh Mat Latos gave up the game winning dinger to Nolan Arenado, one of the best 3b’s in the game in the 16th.
In reality that’s the nicest thing Mat Latos has done for us so thanks, Mat!
That was a dumpster fire of a game, a long and painful one that ends the same way all dumpster fires end.
At least the magic number fell, but a midday recap about last night’s game is what that game deserved, I knocked out at about the 12th inning, so please don’t do that again, Dodgers. Don’t you dare.