James Loney just drew a walk to load the bases in the first inning…
It was hard to believe, but researching the notes for today, it dawned on me that James has basically carried the offense for the past six weeks. The Dodgers were six games under .500 on April 29 and have gone 30-16 since then, for a .652 winning percentage.
During that time, Loney leads the team in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, batting average, doubles, homers and RBI…and his 38 RBI are twice as many as the next-highest total (DeWitt’s 19). That’s crazy. Meanwhile, during that same period, Broxton, Kuo and Weaver are a combined 7-0 with a 1.44 ERA. Pretty impressive.
Anyway, here’s hoping we can get out of town with a victory tonight. For those who follow the team on Twitter @dodgertownusa, we posted some random photos from around town today, as I wandered along the Freedom Trail in Boston, a very nice stroll throughout town. Dodger fans, as expected, were everywhere.
Things are looking pretty good these days and they just got better for anyone looking to come out to the series against the A’s. Free parking for the whole series…
For those coming to the ITD tour and game, be on the lookout for all the info tomorrow. Will finally get around to posting the process for buying tickets.
Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game on ESPN…and if you weren’t going to come out tonight because of the Laker game, don’t worry…we’ll have it on several TVs throughout the concourse to support our downtown team.
Ethier, RF (The Mailman of Dodgertown)
Furcal, SS (how big was that homer yesterday??)
Wolf, P (against his former squad)