Yeah, right, and apparently pigs can fly. Because the
The Dodgers won again Wednesday, won in perhaps their most unlikely fashion yet. They won when they looked headed for a rare defeat yet somehow rallied for a 5-4 victory in 12 innings before what was left of a
The victory pushed the Dodgers' winning streak to eight games and left them 40-8 in their last 48 games.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Dodgers appeared on their way to that rarest of events these days –- a rather routine loss –- when they found a touch more lightning.
Hawkins recovered to throw Hairston out, but Ethier dusted off memories of his old heroics with the homer to tie the score. Ethier did not start because of a sore calf.
The way things are going, this is not the best time to be a Dodger who is viewed as a possible weak link. This is a team with championship aspirations, and if you can't get on board you could be left behind.
The Dodgers fell behind 4-0 after three innings when starter
Wednesday was one of those best-not-look nights. He lasted only four innings and never appeared sharp in any of them, particularly in the third when he gave up a three-run homer to
In his last two starts, Capuano now has gone a combined 9 1/3 innings and given up nine earned runs and 20 hits. Yet in his two starts previous to those, he did not surrender a run in 13 innings.
Capuano was left with a 4.66 earned-run average on the season. Meanwhile, currently pitching for the Dodgers’ triple-A Albuquerque club is
Capuano is in the final season of a two-year contract with the Dodgers that is paying him $6 million this season (they have a $1-million buyout for next season's possible/unlikely $8-million extension).
The Dodgers, however, have shown no reluctance to cut ties with players still owed significant salary. They previously released left-hander
Meanwhile, on Wednesday the Dodgers could get nothing going early against
After Gonzalez singled,
Hairston singled off the glove of second baseman