Casey Blake Gets a Game Ball

I’ve been somewhat critical of Casey Blake around here lately, and one nice series in the mountains isn’t going to change my opinion that he’s past his peak and ought to be a 1B/3B lefty-masher next year.

For tonight, though? Give it up to the Beard, who hit two of the four Dodger homers and single-handedly proved that the humidor needs more work. (Come on, three homers to Blake and James Loney? Don’t tell me that’s kosher.) Well done.

Also of note: Kenley Jansen picked up his third major league save by getting four outs. He’s making it hard to not consider him as closer material for next year; yes, he’s incredibly raw and new to pitching, but he’s also older than Clayton Kershaw and Texas’ Neftali Feliz, who set a rookie record with 38 saves this year.

Finally: Ronald Belisario came in with one on and one out in a 6-4 game in the 7th. He threw a wild pitch, got a groundout, then gave up the game-tying homer. For this, he got the victory. Wins… for the win. As usual.

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