29 June 2009

Game 75 and Game 76 Unfair Loss Shares

You could see going in to Saturday's game that the Dodgers were probably going to lose, with Milton going up against King Felix. When the Dodgers indeed went on to lose, at least there was the comfort that Sunday's pitching match up favored the Dodgers. And then that was blown away by the Mariners' three run third inning yesterday, and all that was left was a drab series loss to an American League team. I suppose it is a credit to this year's Dodgers team that they actually managed to break even against the American League.

The losses were routine, and so are the unfair loss shares. The Dodgers lost by formula, no dramatics, no surprises, no heartbreak. Get a bad start by the starter, and have a poor offense that features two hitless and walkless regulars, and the loss and the unfair loss shares just fall off the bone, as if the game was a well cooked rack of ribs. The Dodgers taste best served with barbecue sauce.

Unfair Loss Shares ( Dodgers )

Game 75

Milton -- 1
Pierre -- 1
Ethier -- 1

Game 76

Hudson -- 1
Blake -- 1
Kuroda -- 1

Unfair Win Shares ( Mariners )

Game 75

Hernandez -- 2
Branyan -- 1

Game 76

Lopez -- 1
Olson -- 1
Batista -- 1

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