Another nail-biter? We're only on Game 4!
- Brad Penny: 7.0 IP, 1 ER. Ah yes, vintage "first half" Penny. Glad to see him acting positive after being yanked.
- Joe Beimel: Keep pitching like that and we'll never mention Waterglassgate again.
- Takashi Saito: Doesn't appear to be fooling guys like he did last year, although he struck out Dave Roberts to end the game. Some of his pitches that were previously strikeouts are now ground balls. Speculation is that hitters will catch up with him this year—can a closer be effective without being a strikeout pitcher?
- Ramon Martinez: Rafael who? Maybe it's his fresh legs (and arm) at the beginning of the season, but I had no idea this guy had that kind of range.
- Luis Gonzalez: Dude. Seriously. Can we expect Tony Jackson to post a picture of fog on his blog? How long until we see Ethier, Pierre and Kemp in the outfield?
- Matt Kemp: 2 for 4, 1 R. Another ball tagged, but right at someone. I'm loving Kemp's confidence and will be patient waiting to see his power develop.
- Russell Nathan Coltr [sic] Martin: 0 for 3, but what a play at the plate to block and tag Pedro Feliz. And a gun for an arm. This kid's only 24? He's playing like a veteran. The future leader of the Dodgers. To quote Sports Illustrated, "So Good...So Young."
In other (non-) news, don't expect Rafael Furcal back anytime soon. Which probably suits Ramon Martinez just fine.