Not a good sign
When you score four runs in the first inning and have the pitcher on the mound who is supposed to match up with Strasburg or Ray or whatever the Cubs are using as their second best pitcher you should expect to end a seven game losing streak.
Yu Darvish once again is making me and the Dodgers look bad as he continues to pitch worse than any other starter in the Dodger rotation. In his last four starts, Yu has pitched only eighteen innings while giving up sixteen runs. Included in that are six home runs in just eighteen innings. That kind of performance usually gets you sent to the bullpen to work out the kinks or in the Dodgers case, the 10 Day DL but they already tried that gig with Yu.
Also didn’t help that the Dodgers did not score after the first inning. At least the bullpen had a good game. That was the only good takeaway from Friday’s game.
This Dodger team was on the verge of winning 100 games, possibly 105 games, and even had a shot at 110 plus wins. Now they setting losing records left and right.
Eric Stephen summed it up with this tweet a few minutes ago.
There is a perverse potential pursuit of potentially the same team owning the worst Dodger Stadium losing streak and best home record
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) September 9, 2017
Minor League Notes:
Trevor Oaks finally showed up after missing most of the summer. Trevor pitched for Odgen in an important game, pitching Odgen to the victory and helping them claim a postseason berth. I’m sure the opposing team appreciated seeing a AAA veteran on the cusp of a major league career carving up the teenagers in the Pioneer Leauge. I’m not sure what Trevor Oaks and the Dodgers get out of this. A few innings in Sept?
Brandon McCarthy made his rehab pitching for the Quakes in their playoff game. He did well but could not keep them from losing. Mr. May will try to extend the Quakes season today. He has been brilliant so far in his two starts for the Quakes.
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