Blue crew special: Walks by the dozen

August, 30, 2011
8/30/11
10:19
PM PT
That was a heck of a lot of walks. Matt Kemp had four by himself. And yet, after Andre Ethier's grand slam gave the Dodgers an 8 2 0 linescore in the second inning, it was a surprisingly narrow 8-5 escape over the Padres on Tuesday.

I didn't see the second inning tonight, but I gather it was about as long as Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past." Don't feel bad though, Tim Stauffer: I couldn't get out of the second inning of that book, either.

Update: I've made the following inquiry - How often in baseball history has a player had the first two hits in an inning, as Ethier did in the second inning tonight?

The Dodgers' 12 walks, by the way, were their most in a nine-inning game in more than 30 years, notes the team PR department.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Yasiel Puig
BA HR RBI R
.308 12 52 53
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Gonzalez 14
RBIA. Gonzalez 62
RD. Gordon 54
OPSY. Puig .915
WZ. Greinke 11
ERAC. Kershaw 1.92
SOC. Kershaw 134