Last place - and not even that good

With their 10-3 loss to the Padres today in the afternoon heat at Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers fell to 1-13 since taking off a few days for the All-Star game. Those aren't the only ugly numbers. In those fourteen games, the pitchers have allowed 82 runs. Just 29 Dodger runners have scored. They are eight games under .500 and the furthest from first place they have been all season. And it gets worse. Starter Brad Penny gave up six runs, tying his worst outing of the year.

Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts pored over the numbers and discovered this has been the Dodgers' worst thirteen-game stretch since they came to Los Angeles. Oops, that was last night. Make it fourteen. Weisman and his readers also comment on something you didn't see before blogs came along. At Inside the Dodgers, team PR director Josh Rawitch reacts to Bill Plaschke's "don't surrender" column in this morning's L.A. Times and gives his side of the pre-publication debate he had with the columnist.

July 26, 2006 8:56 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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