Red Sox 8, Dodgers 1: That’s the Jake Peavy I Remember

capuano_shadows_2013-08-25“Three runs over five innings” is about the best most teams can expect from their fifth starter, especially against a good Boston lineup, so it’s hard to get on Chris Capuano too badly for this one. Chris Withrow  and Brandon League certainly didn’t make it any better, of course, but it really doesn’t matter because the Dodgers got a look at vintage Jake Peavy tonight, the one who used to dominate them endlessly back when he was at the top of his game with San Diego.

Peavy made just a single mistake tonight, a fourth inning homer to Adrian Gonzalez — which had to be fun against his old team — but was otherwise masterful. Carl Crawford managed to single, and so did Skip Schumaker… and, other than an A.J. Ellis walk, that was it. Not once did the Dodgers get more than one runner on base, and while that’s disappointing from this lineup, all you can really do is shake your head and credit Peavy for a master class in the art of pitching.

Having dropped two of three to Boston, the Dodgers lost their first series since dropping two of three to Pittsburgh back between June 16-18, more than two months and 18 series ago. Though they’re just 4-4 in their last eight games, they’re still up by 9.5 over Arizona, so I think it’s going to be okay, especially when the Cubs have to face Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw this week.

339 comments
Jobu
Jobu

I will get on Crapuano, thank you very much.  He stunk AGAIn.  It would be one thing if this was just Peavy, but Crapuano has stunk in his last 4 starts.  Really, it seems everytime he pitches the Dodgers lose or have to come back from being deep in the hole to win.  One would think that Honeycutt and Mattingly would be tired of this nonsense from Crapuano and call up Z Lee to be their number 5 for the remainder of the season.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

imma watch this here bicycle race they're having over in spain. 

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

From ESPN of course "Jake Peavy's complete game helped the Red Sox cool off the Dodgers, legitimizing Boston as a true World Series threat." Honestly that AL East/WC is so up in the air that i think its a bit much to call them a "True World Series threat"

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

We get to throw our best two pitchers against the cubs and after that we get to play the Padres. We our in for a heat wave I would think

Lobo
Lobo

As far as I can tell, my electromagnetics professor has worn the same shirt and jean shorts all three days of class thus far

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

I really shouldn't look through the classifieds with all the puppies... I think I'm about to get a second dog

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Okay.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Meh. They're a good team.

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

@DBrim No doubt.. im just saying they might be in a 1 game play-off and those can go either way.

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim Yeah, the AL East being up in the air is more due to the other teams in the AL East being good

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

@PUIG DESTROYER (Gilbert) @DBrim What does legit World Series threat mean? Wouldn't all the teams that make the playoffs be a threat? Yes, I would think division winners odds are better. But wildcard teams are still a threat.

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

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Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

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