Adam Dunn Claims the Dodgers Off Waivers

Not much to add about last night’s game, other than that Adam Dunn continues to be awesome and underrated. Just hours after the Dodgers reportedly claimed him off waivers (and I agree with Chad here, there’s 0% chance of a deal being made, nor should there be), he bashed two homers deep into the night, reminding the Dodgers what offense looks like.

And that’s really it, isn’t it? Yes, Clayton Kershaw wasn’t at his best, though it’s hard to kill a guy too much when the rest of his starts have been so good that his “poor” one was striking out 9 and allowing two homers to the man with possibly the best raw power in baseball, but once again, the offense didn’t do much to help. Other than Andre Ethier‘s homer (off a lefty!), the rest of the bats contributed only a few walks and singles. What makes that even worse is that it was against John Lannan, who has a 29/38 K/BB ratio (not a typo) and was so bad that he was demoted to double-A for six weeks in June and July.

Eight games out in the NL West, seven out in the Wild Card, two over .500, with Hiroki Kuroda vs. Livan Hernandez today.