At one point a few years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers of Chavez Ravine had gone 8 years without a game being rained out. Basically, the prevailing westerlies blow across the cold Pacific current (go to Malibu in June and stick your toes in the water and any of you southeasterners will jump back and holler) and then cross the officially desert landscape and the relative humidity drops like a rock, so no rain. When the land cools from December to March, then it rains. Not the rest of the year. That was about the most positive relevant thing I could write about today.
First, this is the second time I was at work needing to work while my assigned game was on. That didn’t happen on Mondays (well, maybe on Labor Day or Memorial Day).
So, for some of you, I can provide you with great insight because you were working also. For others, you can provide me with better insight. On to the relevant facts and consequences.
Among other insights, the Shakey Town crowd was only .111 with RISP and the Braves were 50%. That 50% was 1 of 2. When you get 2 plate appearances with risp in one game, you usually don’t score a lot of runs.
Charlie Morton gave up 4 earned runs in 5 and a third. 2 homeruns including one by “he who shall not be named.” Well, a starter giving up 4 that quick makes the WPA score real low for the Braves unless they are really putting on an offensive show. Well, they did put on an “offensive show”. but as in “that which offends” not as in “that which puts crooked numbers on the scoreboard.
This year the Mets may not Mets. So, the fiddling around doesn’t need to go on much longer. Shout out to Marcell Ozuna who pushed one in on a double, but that was in the 9th. All that did was get the goose egg out of the box score in the papers (wait, do they still have those? Does anybody read those?). No Goose Egg in the scores page on espn.com. Yeah, that is it.