Although the Dodgers have already lost two of this week's three regular season games, there is still a glass half full way of describing things. Both opponents were fun to play and evenly matched. Both games could have gone either way (despite the score in the first game), but the Dodgers were in tough from the get-go without any experienced starting pitcher at the game on Monday and attempting to get more experience on Wednesday for another pitcher to prepare her for the playoffs. All three pitchers did remarkably well under the circumstances and, in some cases, were let down with some defensive brain farts. Would the results have been different with Rob on the mound? Possibly, but there are very few pitchers in the entire league with his accuracy and reliability.
Props to Josh, Donahue, and Kathleen for stepping up when the Dodgers really needed someone to!
In related news, Dodgers captain and all-around awesome dude Mike Johnson (not to be confused with the City Slickers' older yet equally awesome version) took a beating. Not the sort of beating Rob likes to hand out, although it did involve ball on ball action. On Monday, Mike's left nut (why must it always be the left one?) was not-so-gently caressed by a not-so-soft softball. On Wednesday, it was a forearm and the chin that suffered from an unlucky bounce. He even managed to out-acci Acci-Prone Mel for the week (though there's still one game left for her to regain the crown).
This reporter won't be at the game on Friday. Instead, he will be reporting on a sexy paramedic house-warming party in Riverton! He'll be wearing the mantle of drink critic instead of sports writer.
See you after the playoffs, faithful readers!