- Brett Tomko: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 9 K's, robbed of a win. We salute you, Brett Tomko. You're an artist, you're married to a Playboy centerfold, and you pitched like an ace tonight.
- Russell Martin: 2 for 3, stole a base, threw a runner out at second (his fourth CS out of six tries this season), helped turn a 1-2-3 DP, drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. This is the guy who deserves to be married to a centerfold.
- Chad Billingsley: Still rusty? It's Game 8!
- Takashi Saito: 2 K's, 1 ground-ball out. Good to see some strikeouts, even if that last backwards K was questionable.
- Luis Gonzalez: Leads the team in HR's (2) and heart attacks induced in viewing audience.
- Wilson Betemit: We were expecting some pop and bad D, and we're getting no pop and solid D. Hitting .062 for the season but has drawn some clutch walks.
- Juan Pierre, Nomar Garciaparra, Andre Ethier: Collectively hitting below .200.
Surprise surprise, it's all pitching and no power so far this season. Yet, we're 5-3 and Rafael Furcal has yet to return. A win tomorrow would give the Dodgers a series win as well as some momentum going into the weekend series against the Padres.
An update on Matt Kemp's condition from Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp suffered a mild separation of his right shoulder when he slammed into the right-field fence Monday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday....
Manager Grady Little said Grade I separations -- the mildest of six classifications, meaning the ligaments are strained but not torn -- take from seven to 14 days recovery, although because the injury is to Kemp's throwing shoulder, that could mean longer.