Dodgers 6 DBacks 3: Chris Heisey The Redeemer


I can’t say I understand this but I am glad it happened.

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Goood stuff, mang good flippin stuff.

Chris Heisey hit a grand slam (!!!!) to cap a 6 run 5th inning and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 to solidify the position that THE DODGERS ARE WINNING THE DAMN DIVISION YOU GUYS.

That is what Chris Heisey does to twitter, unadulterated glee. He went 383 days between his home runs, but this one was pretty pretty meaningful, almost making his existence tolerable. He sure did give this account something to grin about. I’ll venture that May 29th was the last time he did anything good prior to this game.


He did a good thing, good for him because he’s been (maybe fairly) maligned, and actually traded for twice in the span of 12 months by the Dodgers. His slugging was only .269 this season  so it’s cool for him to have a good moment like that.

Clayton Kershaw did not have a Clayton Kershaw type game, his FIP today was at an AWFUL 2.74 and he gave up 3 runs in 5 innings. Unacceptable! He really was BABIP’d for the most part, so hold those “What’s wrong with Clayton Kershaw” articles, he’s set an impossible standard for himself. As long as he’s right before the playoffs, nothing else matters. It was mostly his command that holds him back (as usual).

Also Paul Goldscmidt is really good and Yasmany Tomas can hit a little. But the real head scratcher was the dinger given up to Brandon Drury. It is not a fun exercise to debate whether Drury or Matt Szczur is the worst player to hit a home run of of Clayton Kershaw this season. Nonetheless, the offense picked him up with the aforementioned 6 run flurry in a single inning. It’s cool to have Howie Kendrick back, as he singled in Justin Ruggiano and Jimmy Rollins, a little bit before Chris Heisey smashed the hit of the entire Summer.

The bullpen has been really really good recently, i’m all for them making me look dumb, Juan Nicasio -despite his continuing issues with command- struck out 2 in a scoreless inning, J.P. Howell is giving me some reason to maybe believe that he can make it through the playoffs without imploding/exploding, Yimi Garcia is the team’s best non-Kenley reliever and it’s not close, and Chris Hatcher has allowed 3 runs in 18 innings since his return from the DL. His ERA is below 4 finally and his stuff/strikeout ratio says that he might be a good late inning option in the playoffs.