Sunday, April 29, 2007

Game 25 Thread: April 29 @ Padres, 1.05p

Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (2-3, 4.40) vs. David Wells, LHP (1-1, 6.00).

Dodgers: 14-10 (1st place NL West, 0.5 GA, L1)
Padres: 13-11 (T-3rd place NL West, 1.0 GB, W1)

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

Dodgers: Lowe has had two difficult outings following two very good ones. He has yielded nine runs -- seven of them earned -- on 17 hits in 11 2/3 innings in those past two outings, both losses. He has walked 15 batters in 30 2/3 innings this season.

Padres: Wells certainly wasn't fooling anyone in his last start when he allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Staked to a 6-3 lead entering the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks, Wells allowed two runs on two triples and two walks in the fifth inning. Still, Wells made enough big pitches to avoid further damage against a good Arizona lineup.

COMMENTS:

  • It is almost unbelievable that that the Dodgers, losers of five of their last six, are still clinging to a first-place divisional lead. However the logjam in the NL West (AZ 0.5 GB, SF and SD 1.0 GB) will not give the Dodgers much more quarter beyond this. The Dodgers try and salvage a series win against San Diego this afternoon, followed by a three-game series at home against the Snakes which will (unlike the last two-game LA/AZ series) see some quality Arizona starting pitching.
  • Last night, Furcal leads off and goes 0-for-4, the Pierre goes 3-for-4 with 2 runs. Pierre is followed by an 0-for-4 Nomar and then a 2-for-4 Kent (who had 2 RBI). It's almost like we're driving down a street with unsynchronized stoplights, and we have to keep stopping every 100 meters (shout out to our European fan base!). Let's see if we can string some hits together in the series finale.

18 comments:

Steve Sax said...

And a pleasant good afternoon wherever you may be. Let's play ball!

Steve Sax said...

4-1 in the third, and Kent and Gonzo have homers. Nice.

Orel said...

David Wells and Derek Lowe battling to see who has more suckitude.

Orel said...

4-3. Why does it feel like we're losing?

Orel said...

How many two-on opportunities can we waste?

Orel said...

this is fucking ridculous

Orel said...

Who wants this game? One victory, free for the taking!

Orel said...

The bullpen has been effective, if not tired now.

Orel said...

"You win!" "No, you win!"

Orel said...

Dear MLB GameCast, I would like to report a bug: NO ONE WANTS TO WIN THIS GAME.

Eric Karros said...

Hey just got in and thought I'd check in. Has the game started yet?

Orel said...

YES

Orel said...

finally

Steve Sax said...

How awesome is that for Billingsley's confidence. He was robbed on the prior pitch, came back, sacked up, and struck him out with a fastball to win the game.

Great for him!

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I find it shocking you would watch Gamecast over Vin.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers stay a half game up on the Snakes and 2 games up on the Padres and Giants. A well-earned series victory. Go Dodgers!

Orel said...

I had no Vin option after the 3rd inning or so.

Damon said...

The Padre announcers are on par with Mark Grace and the Dbacks in terms of shittyness