After 11 innings, John Ely‘s first somewhat disappointing start since his debut, and a spirited discussion about the future of mediocre Dodger catching on Twitter, A.J. Ellis finished off yet another walk-off victory for the Dodgers by singling in Russell Martin for the win.
Perhaps most encouraging was how the Dodger bullpen bounced back from last night’s implosion. After Ely went only five, Justin Miller, Hong-Chih Kuo, Jeff Weaver, Jonathan Broxton, and Ronald Belisario combined for six scoreless (all one apiece, until Belisario went two) to hold down the Braves until the Dodgers could put one on the board, punctuated by Broxton striking out the side with pure gas, including to Jason Heyward for the third out of the 9th.
By the way, Garret Anderson went 0-3 today and is down to an almost unfathomable .146/.170/.225. Meanwhile, AAA outfielders Xavier Paul (2) and Jamie Hoffmann (1) combined for three home runs today. Just sayin’. Hey, George Sherrill‘s coming off the DL on Tuesday, with no obvious candidate to go down. How bout a nice DFA’ing for our friend Garret?