What does it all mean for the D-backs?
"All of a sudden, in this series, we chose not to hit", Maddon said during his postgame media session. Todd Gurley had 19 rushes for 40 yards and a touchdown, a line that fantasy owners were used to last season, but he added 56 receiving yards and was rested during garbage time.
Nothing has changed in Toronto. If Watson proves himself as a valuable arm, the Dodgers may keep him as a cheaper reliever. Had they won, they would be seven games back.
Potential downside: The lost opportunity against Northern Colorado and a shorter week of practice after the storm leaves the Gators less than ready for their SEC debut. A hardy group of loyal fans stayed until the final out. It's way too good of a team to be struggling this badly for this long. They're celebrating her birthday, which was actually in June, and they have plans to be back at the stadium for a tour at 10:30 a.m. Jess, if you're reading this, that tour isn't worth your friendship. Logan Forsythe and Chase Utley have shared duties at second base, but Roberts said Utley has earned more chances against right-handers, and he was the starter Monday against San Francisco rookie Chris Stratton.
Those Red Sox were 7-20 in September.
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will seek to end the Los Angeles Dodgers' 11-game losing streak while at the same time achieving two pieces of individual glory when he pitches against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
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They are currently second in the category, trailing their neighbor Los Angeles Angeles by one such game.
After struggling in his previous start, Maeda allowed one unearned run and four hits over five innings of a no-decision on Wednesday against Arizona.
But Darvish has been ordinary and sometimes lousy, lacking command. It was stopped minutes later after five pitches to just one batter. Justin Turner (.332 to.291), Cody Bellinger (.274 to.216) and Yasiel Puig (.259 to.250) have also been unable to get things going.
As for the Dodgers, we all know what will make people (mostly) forget about this slump. After starting the year 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his first six games, fellow starter Jeff Hoffman has an abysmal 6.94 ERA in his most recent 11 starts. The Cubs also find themselves in a dogfight for their division after winning it by 17 ½ games a year ago, with both Milwaukee and St. Louis nipping at their heels. Not only are the Nationals now threatening for the top seed in the National League, the Dodgers have yet to lock up a playoff spot.
The Nationals completed a 3-1 series win over the Philadelphia to bring their NL East magic number down to 1 and then had to wait for the conclusion of the ongoing game between second-placed Miami and Atlanta. While for a time the question was whether they could challenge the record of 116 victories in a single season, now we wonder whether this team might be easy pickings when the post-season begins.
Over the past 16 games, this Dodger offense has hit at an anemic.200 clip while averaging only 2.4 runs per game. Now we're asking whether the Indians will do a better job of sustaining their hot streak into the postseason. Please allow us to feel connected to the team.