«

»

2013 Senior League Championship: Cardinals @ Dodgers Game 5

The good news for the Dodgers is that shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be playing today despite a busted rib that happened in Game 2 when he was Hit By Pitch.  The bad news is that despite his willingness to play injured he was entirely ineffective in Game 4, striking out 3 times.

Other than that and the fact they kept it reasonably close in Game 4 there’s not much good news at all.  The Cardinals scored first in the 3rd inning off a Single, a Sacrifice, an RBI Double, another Sacrifice, and a 2 Run Homer.  It would turn out to be all the scoring they needed.  The Dodgers pulled within 1 on the 4th with a Leadoff Double, a Walk, an RBI Single, a Sacrifice and another RBI single. Nolasco was pulled for a Pinch Hitter, but that never works.  Things stayed quiet until the 7th when the Cards added an insurance run from a Solo Shot by Robinson, wait for it, Pinch Hitting for Maness.  St. Louis 4 – 2, lead Series 3 – 1.

I’m not always right.

The Dodgers are up against it now.  They face elimination at home tonight and then twice in Busch Stadium.  They’ll be counting on the arm of Zack Greinke (15 – 4, 2.63 ERA R) who’s currently pitching even better than that against Joe Kelly (10 – 5, 2.69 ERA R) who is not.  If the Series extends you’ll see Kershaw and Ryu again who’ve proven no slouches in the post-season.

What they really need is offense in a Series that hasn’t shown much with the Dodgers scoring 7 times in 4 games against St. Louis’ 8.

So Dodgers fans, it hasn’t been a blow out by any means.  I wish you good luck.

90 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. ek hornbeck
  2. ek hornbeck
  3. ek hornbeck
  4. ek hornbeck
  5. ek hornbeck
  6. ek hornbeck
  7. ek hornbeck
  8. ek hornbeck
  9. ek hornbeck
  10. ek hornbeck
  11. ek hornbeck
  12. ek hornbeck
  13. ek hornbeck
  14. ek hornbeck
  15. ek hornbeck
  16. ek hornbeck
  17. ek hornbeck
  18. ek hornbeck
  19. ek hornbeck
  20. ek hornbeck
  21. ek hornbeck
  22. ek hornbeck
  23. ek hornbeck
  24. ek hornbeck
  25. ek hornbeck
  26. ek hornbeck
  27. ek hornbeck
  28. ek hornbeck
  29. ek hornbeck
  30. ek hornbeck
  31. TMC
  32. ek hornbeck
  33. ek hornbeck
  34. ek hornbeck
  35. TMC
  36. TMC
  37. TMC
  38. TMC
  39. TMC
  40. TMC
  41. TMC
  42. TMC
  43. TMC
  44. TMC
  45. TMC
  46. TMC
  47. TMC
  48. TMC
  49. TMC
  50. TMC
  51. TMC
  52. TMC
  53. TMC
  54. TMC
  55. TMC
  56. TMC
  57. TMC
  58. TMC
  59. TMC
  60. TMC
  61. TMC
  62. TMC
  63. TMC
  64. TMC
  65. TMC
  66. TMC
  67. TMC
  68. TMC
  69. TMC
  70. TMC
  71. TMC
  72. TMC
  73. TMC
  74. TMC
  75. TMC
  76. TMC
  77. TMC
  78. TMC
  79. TMC

Leave a Reply