Pirates at Dodgers, 4:15PM PT, TV: Fox
Ryu vs. Cumpton. The Dodgers’ Korean lefty against the Pirates’ Georgia Tech righty. Ryu threw a 7-inning perfect game in his last outing, faltering in the eighth. In Cumpton’s last appearance on Memorial Day he gave up seven hits in six innings and allowed two runs.
#Dodgers lineup vs. Pirates: Gordon 2B Ethier CF Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp LF Turner 3B Butera C Ryu P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 31, 2014
Just to make the day worse, here are some unpleasant facts. When Puig came up in the bottom of the fifth with the bases loaded yesterday and popped up, it added to this frustration:
Los Angeles is hitting a Major League-worst .111 with the bases loaded, and the team has produced just 15 RBIs in 36 at-bats. The Major League average with the bags full is .240 this season, and Cleveland leads the league with a scorching .429 bases-loaded clip.
In a lineup filled with sluggers, that’s amazingly bad.