Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Game 8 Thread: April 10 vs. Rockies, 7.10p

Dodgers start Brett Tomko (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (1-0, 1.29 ERA).

Dodgers: 4-3 (T-3rd place NL West, 1.5 GB, L1)
Rockies: 4-3 (T-3rd place NL West, 1.5 GB, W1)

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

Dodgers: Tomko beat out Mark Hendrickson for the fifth-starter job, coming to camp after a rigorous offseason training regimen and displaying a more compact delivery. He opened last season 5-1 as a starter.

Rockies: Lopez vanquished the Diamondbacks in his Rockies debut in his last start, buzzing through seven innings on just 76 pitches. He struck out five and didn't walk any. He forced 10 groundball outs, and the six outs in the air were hit softly.

The lineup, courtesy of Inside the Dodgers:

Pierre, CF
Martin, C
Garciaparra, 1B
Kent, 2B
Gonzalez, LF
Valdez, SS
Ethier, RF
Betemit, 3B
Tomko, P

32 comments:

Alex Cora said...

Off game thread, but Arizona up 3 to 1 in the first off a bomb to right field. Come on you Reds!

Alex Cora said...

One-two-three. Good start Tomko.

Alex Cora said...

Nomar singles in Martin after he singled and stole second. Go blue!

Orel said...

Wha? That was fast!

Orel said...

When a guy gets hit by a pitch, does Gameday show where he got beaned?

Orel said...

3 K's! Brett Tomkoufax!

Alex Cora said...

Damn that was a nasty breaking ball from Tomko for the strikeout. Ouch.

Alex Cora said...

A no-no with 5 stikeouts isnt too shabby.

Orel said...

5 K's!

Alex Cora said...

Beitmet sucks. Get back to the fricken base!

Orel said...

I like this Martin kid.

Alex Cora said...

Vin is saying Grady has a smile on his face. I didn't know Grady could make facial expressions! Bases loaded for Valdez!

Alex Cora said...

Hey, does anyone think the home plate ump signals strikes like Leslie Neilson in the Naked Gun?

Alex Cora said...

Come on Betemit, you are hitting .067, show up to the party.

Orel said...

9 K's! What is going on here?

Alex Cora said...

Ok Chad, don't blow that great start by Tomko.

Alex Cora said...

Thanks chad. Walk him Grady!!!

Steve Sax said...

"Dodgers are killing a lot of worms tonight [with their infield grounders]." --Vintage Vin Scully

Steve Sax said...

Wow, nice path to the ball Gonzo. Trying to cover the most amount of ground possible?

Steve Sax said...

This game is going to shit...

...wait, a second, that was ONE HELL OF A PLAY! 1-2-3 DP!

Alex Cora said...

Yeah baby 1-2-3 double play. GO blue!

Alex Cora said...

Bonds is up to bat for the Giants.
Arizona still tied with the Reds.

Alex Cora said...

This is a great spot for Bigbie to pinch hit...oh wait a sec....

Steve Sax said...

Juan Pierre looks so beaten down, I actually feel bad for him. Glad he got a hit.

Alex Cora said...

Yes!!! 2-1 dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Martin comes through with a great at bat that ended with a SF. Betemit looked like a 1500-lb man coming down the third base line. And when they cut back to Byung-Yung Kim, he was picking his nose.

Steve Sax said...

As we get all fired up over Juan Pierre's subpar .206 average, let's remember that Nomar is only at .200, Ethier is at .143 and Betemit is at .062.

Yucch.

Alex Cora said...

Hey Steve Finley is up to bat. Nice to see you agin, now strikeout.

Delino DeShields said...

Anybody remember Mr. Saito as tag team partner for Mr. Fuji? Regardless, that's all folks... now I have to go pee. Good game.

Alex Cora said...

SSSSSAAAAAMMMMMYYYYY!

Steve Sax said...

Delayed call is right. Man, that call was late!

Dodgers win, 2-1!

Delino DeShields said...

I'm done.