Hey, if you're going to have a six-game winning streak come to end, might as well make it a loss of the mushroom cloud variety. The historic kind.
One of those no-doubters, a rub-your-nose-in-it losses where they kick sand on your face and snicker, and maybe stand over you and pound their chests.
Losses like Friday’s 16-1 pasting at the hands of the
According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the largest margin of defeat at home in Los Angeles Dodgers history. The last time they lost by more than 15 runs at home came in a 19-2 loss to the New York Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on July 3, 1947.
The last time they lost by more runs in any game was in a 20-1 loss to the
The 16 runs and 21 hits were the most the Dodgers have allowed all season. It was ugly from start to finish.
By then it was 12-0 and no one in Dodger Blue was expecting the cavalry, exciting new offense or not. Guys off the bench started flooding into the game for both teams.
The Dodgers could do little with Phillies right-hander
But Lannan held the Dodgers without a run through five innings, limiting them to three singles.
That shiny new Dodgers offense managed to avoid being shut out by scratching across a run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Phillies snorted and came back with three more in the seventh against reliever
Lannan took his record to 1-2 with the victory. He went seven innings, holding the Dodgers to one run on five hits. He had three hits himself, but, then again, who in a Phillies uniform didn't?
After managing 14 hits Thursday against the Dodgers, the Phillies collected 20 on Friday. Michael Young had four hits, including a homer and double.
Things were so out of hand, utility player
He was the only Dodgers pitcher not to allow a run all night.