Sometimes the hits just won’t drop. They can’t be bought, cajoled, begged for or designed by
And sometimes, they just fall like raindrops from the baseball heavens. Between fielders, just inside the lines or over outreached gloves. Times like the
The Dodgers came up with a season-high six runs in the second inning and then cruised in behind the lock-down pitching of
It was not, however, all good news for the Dodgers on Saturday. Infielder
Turner has been playing extremely well for the Dodgers for over six weeks. Since May 11 he is hitting .374 (37 for 99) with 17 RBI. He had been the main replacement for
Most of the damage done by the Dodgers in the second came from what might be described as well-placed hits off
There were a couple of walks, two wild pitches from Lynn, a soft single from Adrian Gonzales, a bloop hit by
It was more than enough for Greinke (10-4), who held the Cardinals to a
Greinke went seven strong innings, not walking a batter and striking out 10. He allowed only four hits. He was what you might call, in control. Of course, give an ace like Greinke an early seven-run lead to work with, and that kind of performance is pretty much expected.
The Dodgers did score again in the eighth on some poor St. Louis fielding and a two-run single by Juan Uribe.