The high-powered Dodgers offense had a very good weekend at home, scoring a total of 26 runs, and they didn’t score less than six runs in any one game. Even though the beginning of Saturday’s game looked as though it may be bad, even possibly a no-hitter, the offense battled back to score six runs. Invariably. that was not enough to win the game. However, the Dodgers still took three of four from the struggling Marlins.
“What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mama What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your pappa What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughter You do a little dance and then you drink a little water”
In an age of baseball when it’s commonplace for six different members of a front office crew to pound statistics, logarithms, and even players’ reflexive reactions into extremely complex spreadsheets hoping for better results on the diamond, it’s easy to understand how a few tenths of a WAR point would be compelling enough to trade away one of the club’s most valued leaders.
It only took Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers (mostly Kershaw) two hours and seven minutes to halt a disastrous six game losing streak on Sunday afternoon, while at the same time preventing the Padres from completing the three game sweep in Los Angeles.