Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Post-Game 8 Thread: April 10 vs. Rockies

DODGERS 2, ROCKIES 1

COMMENTS

  • 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.

NOTES

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.

4 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Boy, Russell Martin and Takashi Saito were awesome today. Glad to see that Juan Pierre and Nomar did some stat padding. And I hope Gonzo gets some insole padding as he's going to have to run a lot better than that to make a play.

Trolley Dodger said...

I was wincing when I saw Kemp's injury. Thank goodness it was a relatively mild Type I. Mine was a Type III, which is right on the borderline between physical therapy and surgery. Here I am over two months later, and I'm still not close to 100%.

cigarcow said...

Tomko's wife is really a playboy centerfold? When did this happen and why didn't Vinny mention it?

Steve Sax said...

Vinny may be more of a Penthouse guy?