So that wasn’t fair. The
The results were predictable, the Dodgers using the pitching of
And good luck, Ryne Sandberg.
Sandberg was named Philadelphia’s interim manager earlier Friday, the Phillies apparently deciding they had to blame someone for the 53-67 disappointment of a season, firing
But these Phillies barely resemble those teams, and then Sandberg in his managerial debut had the misfortune of having to take this makeshift collection of the too young and too old into the buzzsaw that is currently the Dodgers.
With their latest victory the Dodgers have now won nine consecutive games, 41 of 49 overall, 18 of 19 on the road and 24 of 27 since the All-Star break.
Lee (10-6) actually pitched well, but a two-run home run in the fourth inning by his nemesis (Ramirez is eight for 16 lifetime against Lee with three homers) was all the offense Greinke and the Dodgers would need.
The Dodgers added a run in the seventh inning when
Then just for fun, the Dodgers added another in the ninth inning when Ramirez singled, stole second and took third on a throwing error by catcher
Meanwhile, Greinke (11-3) was cruising. He went 7 1/3 innings and gave up only three hits, although he walked four. Greinke has won seven of his last eight decisions, while Dodgers starters overall are 14-1 in their last 20 games.
Greinke left after giving up a one-out single and walk in the eighth, in what would prove the Phillies’ only attempt at a rally. Paco Rodriguez struck out