Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Game 28 Thread: May 2 vs. D'backs, 12.10p

Dodgers start Mark Hendrickson, LHP (1-0, 1.66) vs. Doug Davis, LHP (2-2, 2.79).

Dodgers: 16-11 (1st place NL West, 0.5 GA, W1)
Diamondbacks: 16-12 (2nd place NL West, 0.5 GB, L1)

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

Dodgers: Working on seven days' rest since his previous start, Hendrickson pitched his second consecutive gem. He allowed one run -- on a sacrifice fly -- in five innings, leaving early because of a high pitch count despite allowing only two hits. He's now made two starts and allowed two runs in 10 2/3 innings. He's already done more than anyone expected as the fill-in starter for the injured Jason Schmidt.

Diamondbacks: Davis had his best start since joining the D-backs on Friday night when he held the Giants to one run over seven innings at Chase Field. Davis was able to command his offspeed pitches, which allowed him to go to them rather than be predictable with his fastball or cutter when he got into trouble. More important than the number of runs he allowed was that Davis, who has struggled with his control, walked two batters, both intentionally.

13 comments:

Josh said...

anyone wanna go to the game?
i have an extra ticket, and all my friends have to work. decent seats. i'd even pick you up (assuming i can be sure you're not a psychopath or a rapist or a giants fan)

Damon said...

I will go but you would have to drive to Oregon to pick me up.

Alex Cora said...

Anyone else at the game? We have to get going here, lets get some runs!

Alex Cora said...

Lurch looks pretty strong. Raffy finally gets a hit!

Alex Cora said...

YES! Nice hit by Pierre.

Steve Sax said...

Josh, that was kind of you to offer. I want to note your redundancy though with "giants fan" and the other terms.

Alex Cora said...

That was clutch by Ethier - to go with that pitch and hit it the other way on an 0-2 count. Nice.

Steve Sax said...

This is the second night in a row where a clutch 2-out RISP at bat results in FIRST PITCH SWINGING GROUNDOUT. What is eddie murray thinking? Take a frickin pitch, pinch-hitter Ramon Frickin Martinez!!!

Steve Sax said...

All these failures with RISP speak to a misplaced lineup...Grady has got to shake it up.

Alex Cora said...

That was some nasty picthing by Saito. Quinton and Drew didn't know what was coming to the plate. Go BLUE!!!!

Bob Horner said...

Is Hendrickson the team ace now?

Anonymous said...

Saxie,

You go Dodger dude, I love your emotion and passion for our blue crew. Keep it up

Steve Sax said...

Big Bob! Great name. Welcome to the madness that is SoSG. Come back any time.

Saito gave up a run, again, but the Dodgers pulled out a close one. Let's hope SF loses tonight.

Off to Atlanta!