That awful smell coming from the baseball world has been from the Dodgers. The Dodgers have lost 2 out of 3 games to Pittsburgh, Florida, Cincinnati, Washington, and just lost all 3 games to the NY Mets. Their defense is pathetic, but is better than their pitching (yikes!). Their offense was doing great, until the last six games (they've been outscored 13 - 30).
Good news...well they have won 4 out of 6 games at home (including 2 out of 3 versus the Giants!). They are about to start a 10 game homestand. Hopefully they can get some home cooking and get back into the groove.
We headed into yesterday's game with a league record of 4-2, with a chance to avenge one of those losses to keep up our hopes of 1st place in league. After the second inning a few things happened for the first time all season. #1, we gave up 8 runs in the first inning (4 unearned). Not exactly the way we planned it. #2, I had words for the umpires on multiple occasions. Heated in one case. #3, The home umpire called a balk with NO ONE ON BASE. He was about to send the batter to first when I mentioned that you can't balk with no one on base. (This was not the incident that I got upset about).
So we are now 4-3 in league with a shot at 2nd...we just can't lose any of our remaining games.
So here's to my team finishing strong. And here's to the Dodgers getting their act together.