Dodger pitchers have faced 2 hitters over the minimum and they trail 1-0. That is some grade-A ineptitude on offense.
2-3-2 format makes it a different story. A split and the Dodgers have a ton of momentum. 2-0 Cards is a whole different story.
Point taken. And a baseball best-of-7 series is a lot different in many other ways, particularly because there's a different starting pitcher for each team in every game. That'd be like playing Quick only in games 1, 4, and 7...
Puig looks like doesn't want to come to the plate. Completely lost.
Yes he does. Teams have figured out once you get by the second pitch, his confidence drops right off. The Cards did that today and will do it the rest of the series. He had no confidence his last two at bats. The golden sombrero he wore today fit him perfectly.
LOL @ Donnie defenders. They just refuse to acknowledge his mistakes. Of course, it wasn't all his fault, but why do you act like he didn't make bad moves?
However, he shouldn't be blamed for today's game so far. Just complete chokejob from the offense. And Michael Young sucks ass. Hopefully that was his last straw. Van Slyke deserves to be the primary pinch-hitter or the sub for Agon when he gets pulled for a pinch-runner.
He's a poor in game manager. Not even Dodger management will deny that. But last nights game was lost due to a misplay in the field by Ethier which led to the tying runs. Game should have ended 2-0 Dodgers.
Just a quick reminder... Puig is a rookie. On the radio, it was interesting, but they were saying that he has an awful poker face and that's what may be getting him in this series so far because Molina can read him like a book and knows what pitches to call.
Anyway... if you get a 2-hit, 1 run outing by Clayton Kershaw, you better ****ing win the game. There's just no excuse for that, especially when you had 2 guys 2nd and 3rd with NO OUTS.
Thankfully, though, they're not out of it yet. They win at home, they can come back to St Louis and try to steal this from the Cards, but they have no wiggle room now.