Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A recurring nightmare for Joe Torre

He decided to bring in Jeff Weaver to pitch in extras when there were few alternatives left. It blew up in his face -- just like in the 2003 World Series fourth game when he was running out of pitchers and brought in Weaver in extras to watch him gag away the game on a homer in the 12th to Alex Gonzalez. It was the turning point of that Series. Could the same trend be starting now?

I doubt it, but one can always hope. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers in the 15th with Weaver gagging away the victory, 3-2. Until yesterday, the Dodgers hadn't lost three games in a row all year. Now, they've lost four straight.

They are still a stomach-churning 23 games above .500 at 63-39, but they are now tied with the surging Yankees for the best record in MLB.


Blogger allfrank said...

They really haven't been so awesome for a while, now. In Apr/May they were 35-17. June?july they are a much less frightening 27-22. And their bull pen is pretty used up. It's gonna take more than George Sherrill,although he will definitely help

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