Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Game 70 Thread: June 19 @ Blue Jays, 4.07p

Dodgers start Brad Penny, RHP (8-1, 2.18) vs. Dustin McGowan, RHP (3-2, 4.78).

Dodgers: 39-30 (3rd place NL West, 1.5 GB, L2)
Blue Jays: 33-35 (3rd place AL East, 11.0 GB, L1)

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

Dodgers: Penny allowed a two-out run in the first inning, then turned his game up a notch and shut down the Mets over the next seven innings to complete a series sweep. Although he was the All-Star Game starting pitcher last year, his first half this year has been even better. He has one more win and a lower ERA than at this time a year ago and he's allowed only two home runs.

Blue Jays: After a rough start to the season, McGowan has been lights out for the Jays. The 25-year-old fireballer is 3-1 with a 3.20 ERA over his last five starts. In each of those outings, McGowan lasted at least six innings and didn't allow more than three earned runs. In his last start against the Giants, McGowan picked up his third win of the season by allowing just two earned runs on seven hits while striking out six over six innings of work. McGowan faced the Dodgers on June 8 and got no decision despite allowing just two earned runs over seven innings.

The lineup, from Inside the Dodgers:

Furcal, SS
Pierre, CF
Garciaparra, 1B
Kent, 2B
Gonzo, LF
Martin, C
Anderson, DH
Abreu, 3B
Ethier, RF
Penny, P


Orel said...

We're winning! We're winning! 3-0 Dodgers after one.

Orel said...

Is Randy Wolf pitching for the Blue Jays? 6-0 Dodgers in the second.

Orel said...

9-1 Dodgers in the fourth. Where were all these runs over the weekend, guys? Must have something to do with the exchange rate.

Eric Karros said...

Frickin' GameCast is busted again. It shows the Dodgers have scored 9 runs by the 4th inning.

Orel said...

Sure, now you bring in Kemp, with a 9-run lead.

Eric Karros said...

Orel, only you can find the coal lining in a 9-run lead

Orel said...

Ha ha, it's true! Dodgers win!

Steve Sax said...

Logging in from Rotterdam. A Dodger team that works deep into counts, resulting in a 10-run outburst? Who are these guys?