Dodgers offense comes up with a tabula rasa against Locke and Bucs pen

Jeff Locke bamboozled the Dodgers for seven innings, holding them to no runs on just two hits through seven innings. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli each gave up two hits in their innings of relief, but the Dodgers could never plate a runner, falling to Pittsburgh 3-0.

Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 with a bunt single to lead off the game and an infield hit in the ninth. Jerry Hairston had the Dodgers only extra base hit, a double in the 8th.

The Pirates are now 40-27 on the season and 24-12 at PNC Park. The Dodgers are 28-38 and 9-18 on the road. I appreciate that the Bucs and Dodgers have winning percentages on the home and road that are reciprocal.

  • Anonymous

    I watched the Pirates telecast because their announcers were soft-spoken. The ex-player had a few interesting comments, the main announcer was not good. The reason I’m writing this is that he said 3 or 4 times that Mark Ellis is fresh off the DL. I was surprised he was not corrected somehow.

    • Anonymous

      I also listened to a bit of the Pirates telecast when MLB.com offered it once in a while. When Gonzalez took the high hard one in the 9th, one of the announcers said that the Dodgers had seen too many pitches like that lately. It was nice to hear that acknowledged.

    • Anonymous

      “Better than Collins and Lyons” is setting a very low bar.

  • Anonymous

    Continuing with the thread from the last post, the 1963 Dodgers had an ERA of 2.85. It was not a good hitting team, but the pitching was sensational. I wonder what its RISP was. The ERA of this squad, before tonight, was 3.83…..Bob, thanks for pinch-hitting for Jon.

    • Anonymous

      RISP
      162

      1489
      1252
      517
      320
      40
      14
      27
      466
      39
      10
      157
      194
      .256
      .328
      .375
      .703
      469
      44
      4
      23
      53
      47
      22
      .270
      111
      99

  • Anonymous

    Continuing with the thread from the last post, the 1963 Dodgers had an ERA of 2.85. It was not a good hitting team, but the pitching was sensational. I wonder what its RISP was. The ERA of this squad, before tonight, was 3.83…..Bob, thanks for pinch-hitting for Jon.

  • Anonymous

    Things could be worse.We could be Astros fans. Then we’d be 21 games under, and living in Houston.

    • Anonymous

      perhaps the Dodgers should wear thongs, how could thongs be worse?

      • Anonymous

        Now I’m sorry I edited my comment!

      • Anonymous

        You’re watching Magic Mike on your other display, aren’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, though. Yay for DodgerThoughts. You guys are keeping me from blowing almost thirteen years of sobriety!

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Ha. I quit in 2000 too. I’m a month away from one year without cigarettes, too.

      • Anonymous

        Congrats on both. And thank goodness for coffee.

  • Anonymous

    LOST reference in the title??

    • Anonymous

      Oh wait… classic British philosophy reference… duh

  • Anonymous

    I find it interesting that Mattingly was suspended tonight so he didn’t manage. If the manager were the problem, wouldn’t the Dodgers have won? Ahem.

    • Anonymous

      Too small a sample size.

  • Anonymous

    So, the high flyin’ Bucs finally managed to beat us this season. It happens. They have a winning pct of .597. The best the West has to offer is the D-Back at .552. Heck, the Braves are only at .582.

    My concern at this point is whether we will ever be able to catch the Pads. BTW, in 2010 the brain trust decided to go with Lilly (note: I actually like Lilly) and dump Stults. At about $10 million a year, Lilly has given us an ERA+ of 98 over 341 innings. Stults, who spend a year abroad, has put up a 119 over 303 innings and is earning $500k (promo brought to you by the Eric Stults Marching and Chowder Society).

  • foul tip

    If Jonathan Sanchez is the answer to any question about the team, we may be worse off than ever dreamed. But with the Dodgers you never know…

    What’s his status? Jon thought he went to extended ST after signing. Supposedly has an out if he’s not in the majors by July, I think.

    Some here thought he was intended as ABQ fodder. A July opt-out argues against that.

    • Anonymous

      He may be the answer to one of our issues that has issues. He has a career BA with RISP of .148. Ethier is at .147 in those situations this year, so I say go for it.

    • Anonymous

      If Jonathan Sanchez is the answer, I don’t want to know the question.

  • Anonymous

    NPUT