About that Pythag!!!
That record breaking season the Dodgers were headed for has hit a brick wall named Arizona. When the Dodgers won their 90th game on August 24th, you saw plenty of tweets about how the Dodgers only needed to go 10 – 26 to reach 100 wins. Or 15 – 21 to reach 105 wins, or 20 – 16 to win 110 games, or 25 – 11 to win 116 games.
Seemed easy peasy.
Ten games later the Dodgers only have 92 wins as they have gone 2 – 8 over their past ten games. Now that 115 looks a bit more out of reach. Pythag has taken a beating with the 13 – 0 beatdown by the Diamondbacks.
Just imagine how bad it would look if Kershaw had not shown up to win his game 1 – 0. Instead of five and four game losing streaks, it might be a ten game losing streak.
Still, we knew they had to have a bad streak, every team, every season has one of them. You can only hope this is just that, and it will be all out their system soon.
This game was different than the rest. This game the starting pitcher actually kept the team from scoring in the 1st inning. They just couldn’t keep them from scoring 13 runs after the 3rd inning.
was the first Diamondback to hit four home runs in a game
he hit a home run against four different pitchers, Hill, Baez, Fields, and Font
Martinez is supposed to be the lefty killer but he went boom boom boom against three right handers.
And man, maybe the Diamondbacks should consider using Robbie Ray pitch the play-in game. He’s pretty damn good. According to the Dodger post game notes:
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Ray becomes the first pitcher in ML history with four games of 10+ strikeouts in a single season vs. the Dodgers. His 14 strikeouts tonight are the most by a D-backs pitcher since Randy Johnson, who had 15 on Aug. 31, 2004 against the Dodgers.
Since May 20, Ray has gone 10-2 with a 1.94 ERA (20 ER/92.2 IP) and has held hitters to a .177 average, while striking out 125 hitters against just 36 walks.