Great, Not Only Is Chris Carpenter a Better Pitcher Than Any Dodger…

…but with his 6 RBI day – including a grand slam – today, he’s a better hitter than any Dodger right now, too. And yes, I’m looking at you, Andre Ethier, and your unholy “one hit in last thirty-five plate appearances” travashamockery.

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ethierstats.jpgSpeaking of Ethier, how’s this for a statistical oddity? If he does nothing else for the rest of the season – a distinct possibility, right? – look at his runs and hits for the first four years of his career, at right.

Eerie.

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I know I’m hardly the first to say this, but it really is going to be a lot more fun to clinch this in front of the home fans and with Vin at the mic than it would have been elsewhere.

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