The Juan Uribe statline after today’s 3-2 Dodger victory in New York: 29 plate appearances, two singles, two home runs, eight walks. He has an .890 OPS despite a .190 batting average.
Juan Uribe has the top walk rate on the Dodgers: one every 3.6 plate appearances.
After walking in his first three trips to the plate today, Uribe drove in the Dodgers’ second run of the ninth and third run of the game with an infield single. That proved critical because Brandon League allowed an Ike Davis home run in the bottom of the inning.
League retired the next three batters to avoid blowing his second save in less than 24 hours.
Staked to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Hyun-Jin Ryu went seven innings and allowed only a run on three hits with three walks, striking out eight. Matt Kemp went 2 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and a run and is hitting a season-high .266.
Los Angeles split six games on its initial East Coast road trip.
Have as many superstars as you like – and I think the Dodgers will try to amass as many as they can – but it really does take all 25 players to be successful. Mark Ellis. Juan Uribe. Who’s next – Howell? Hernandez?
Which is all the more reason that players numbers 21 through 25 should be as good as they can get, and decidely better than Cruz, Hernandez, Uribe, and Sellers (when we get a shortstop).
It will have been a year plus a week since the Dodgers beat the Brewers. They last beat them on April 19, Aaron Harang got the win and Javy Guerra got the save. Matt Treanor hit a triple in the game. The Dodgers haven’t beaten the Brewers at Dodger Stadium since May 17, 2011, a combined shutout for Kuroda, Jansen, and Guerrier. The Dodgers haven’t won a series against the Brewers at home since 2008.
Our histotry with the Bewers includes security services keeping Prince Fielder from beating us on Aug 5, 2009.
So does Beckett, Fife and Kershaw sound like a series win…I hope so
Three and three? Coulda been worse. Coulda been better. Very happy we won today.
I really liked the way Kenley took charge in the eighth after the first two runners reached. He was unhittable.
Good to see the Boys playing better – could very easily (should?) have been a sweep of the New Yorkers. On another note – if Corey Seager is as good as his brother Kyle (I’ve heard he’s possibly even got the chance to be better) than I hope the Dodgers hang onto him for the long haul.
Who do you attribute the turnaround on Uribe to? Mark Maguire seems the likely hero. Otherwise he must be rooming with AJ. Maybe both.
Wild opposing pitchers?