Saturday, April 28, 2007

Game 24 Thread: April 28 @ Padres, 7.05p

Dodgers start Brett Tomko, RHP (0-1, 2.65) vs. Greg Maddux, RHP (1-2, 4.24).

Dodgers: 14-9 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, W1)
Padres: 12-11 (4th place NL West, 2.0 GB, L3)

From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: Tomko pitched well enough to win in his outing against the Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers committed three errors behind him, however, and the Bucs took advantage of the miscues. Tomko went six innings and gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out seven. He was 1-0 with 1.06 ERA in two starts against the Padres last season.

Padres: Maddux certainly didn't pitch poorly in a loss to the Rockies on Sunday, yielding four runs on six hits over seven innings. The Padres provided him with only two runs of support, and he was out-pitched by Colorado's Jason Hirsh. Or, as Maddux said, he "pitched just good enough to lose." Maddux struck out four and walked one.

57 comments:

Steve Sax said...

And a pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be!

Nice double Pierre in the first.

Steve Sax said...

Maddux has thrown back to second for six staight time, without getting Pierre. But nomar flies out. 2 out, man on second, Kent up.

Steve Sax said...

On the sixth non-pitch while staring at Pierre, it sounded like Petco was booing Maddux!

Kent gets the basehit to right, Pierre scores and Kent ends up at second.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers, Kent on second and Gonzo at the plate with a 3-1 count.

Steve Sax said...

Vin keeps talking about how well Gonzo hits Maddux, but I'm looking at a .252 BA. We'll see what gives here...Gonzo walks, bringing up Martin with 2 on.

Steve Sax said...

Martin unloads but it is caught in left. Dodgers up 1-0 going to bottom 1.

Alex Cora said...

Glad we are up to start the game. Anyone think that Valdez deserved the start over Betemit?

Damon said...

I'm not a fan of Valdez or Betemit. I wish La Roche's D wasn't so awful

Alex Cora said...

Penny for A-Rod? They need pitching, we need a 3rd baseman....I think I am dreaming though.

Alex Cora said...

Kent is SMOKING the ball - hit it when the crowd was chanting "dodgers suck" HA HA HA

Orel said...

What's up? I love TiVo.

Orel said...

noodle-arm

Orel said...

Nice block by Martin.

Orel said...

Tight zone tonight. I hope Maddux is getting the same treatment.

Orel said...

shit

Alex Cora said...

Wish Furcal would have nailed Gonzalez at the plate, that dude was SLOW.

Orel said...

It's like all or nothing with Tomko.

Alex Cora said...

Man, tomko threw a meatball to Cameron. Even Betemit could have hit that...

Orel said...

Somebody tell Furcal it's almost May.

Orel said...

NOMAR

Alex Cora said...

Wow, Pierre caught a ball

Orel said...

Three bullets, three outs.

Orel said...

I think we've used all our luck tonight.

Alex Cora said...

Tomko is getting rocked - they are playing T-ball against him. Seriously someone is going to (and almost did) get hurt.

Orel said...

Was that another example of Maddux getting the corner?

Orel said...

Maddux would've gotten that call!

Alex Cora said...

Tomko is doing his Lowe impression - If one person gets on, the flood gates open. Then the next inning he calms down and gets them out.

Orel said...

That ballgirl looks like Khalil Greene.

Orel said...

Damn, smoked right at him.

Orel said...

Um, shouldn't we have a pinch hitter here?

Alex Cora said...

The SD announcers are drooling over Maddox and his 14 outs in a row. Ugg

Orel said...

I think Tomko is going to fall apart this inning.

Alex Cora said...

Crumble, Crumble...

Orel said...

From Tony Jackson:

Not to brag, but after the bottom of the third, I turned to the guy next to me in the press box and said, "You know, I really hate to see Brett Tomko throwing a perfect game, because he is the kind of guy who, the minute he DOES give up a hit, will completely lose focus and fall apart."

Alex Cora said...

Just like Lowe

Orel said...

It's like predicting the sun will come up in the morning.

Alex Cora said...

D-backs are up on the Giants

Orel said...

okay how do you score that

Alex Cora said...

NICE double play!!! Go Russell

Orel said...

Oh Vin why did you have to bring that up.

Orel said...

Furcal, ugh.

Orel said...

Vin is ragging on the team.

Orel said...

fucking Pierre

Alex Cora said...

What was Vin saying?

Orel said...

Something about how the Dodgers made Maddux throw 45 pitches through the first three innings, then suddenly decided to let up on the "old man" or something.

Orel said...

Tsao has a weird delivery.

Orel said...

But effective.

Alex Cora said...

Does every single Asian pitcher have a strange delivery - Nomo, Dice-K, Tsao, Saito?

Orel said...

C'mon, let's make it three blown saves in a row!

Orel said...

There seems to be a lot more hiding the ball behind their bodies to disguise their release point.

Alex Cora said...

Did yo ujust see Hoffman blow his nose on the mound? Disgusting.

Orel said...

He chews too.

Orel said...

Run! Oh wait, no one on base.

Alex Cora said...

Damn, so close...

Orel said...

almossssst

Orel said...

good night and good luck

Steve Sax said...

Okay, what did I miss?...Oh. Crap.