The Dodger offense is bad. They managed only 3 runs against Petit, who is not a good pitcher. His ERA is the opposite of his name. The Dodgers have beat him easily twice before. Not last night. The Dodgers scored one run off a bloop hit, then another off of a bunt single, steal and throwing error, then another off a home run. Only one really legitimate run.
At least the Dodgers can win this way. When the offense is flat like this they're really only a 0.500 team, but you know most teams can't even play 0.500 ball when the offense is struggling. The starters and bullpen have kept the Dodgers out front of the NL West. Maybe the offense will come back. Maybe it was never really meant to be the kind of scoring machine we saw the first two months of the season.
Game 133 Unfair Win Shares ( Dodgers )
Kemp -- 1
Ethier -- 1
Broxton -- 1
Broxton is back. His toe is miraculously healed! He got into trouble that ninth inning, but it wasn't his fault, and he successfully got out of trouble.
Ethier gets a rare hitless non-pitcher unfair win share. I don't think his catch saved a home run, but I can't rule it out. These catches are always deceptive because the glove usually ends up over the wall by the time the leap is completed, but at the moment when the ball hits the glove it was usually not above the wall. For Ethier's catch it's hard to tell. Doesn't matter, it's a great catch no matter what.
Every morning Kemp wakes up, looks in the mirror, and says, "I am not a singles hitter." And then every night he goes out and proves it.
Game 133 Unfair Loss Shares ( Snakes )
Reynolds -- 1
Young -- 1
Zavada -- 1
Zavada snipped off the curls of his fabulous villain mustache. Now he's just a regular mustachioed pitcher. That's why he walked Ethier with the bases loaded. It's mustache Karma. Meanwhile, Young and Reynolds went 0-9 with 5 strikeouts. I am brimming with gladness at all those strikeouts.