Saturday, July 25, 2009


Photo Credits: APCasey Blake wants to join the party, too. There have been a lot of heroics by the Dodgers this season. They are 20-9 in one-run games, and have won 10 games in their final at-bat. What is even more impressive is that Blake has been struggling at the plate this homestand and was held hitless for the game until his bloop single in shallow right field that scored the winning run.

As the Dodgers batted in the bottom of the ninth, the usual suspects were trying to create another comeback. Everyone on the top of the lineup batting before Blake has recently done something clutch for the team. It was fitting that it was Blake was able to deliver the hit, especially when many who were watching the game probably thought that Manny or Andre Ethier was going to get the game-winning hit. At least for tonight, they took a backseat to this underappreciated third baseman named Casey.