Sunday, June 24, 2007

Game 75 Thread: June 24 @ Devil Rays, 10.40a

Dodgers start Hong-Chih Kuo, LHP (1-2, 6.65) vs. Edwin Jackson, RHP (0-8, 7.85).

Dodgers: 42-32 (3rd place NL West, 0.5 GB (of SD and AZ), L1)
Devil Rays: 32-40 (4th place AL East, 14.5 GB, W1)

From, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: In Toronto on Wednesday, Kuo followed one of the best games of his brief career with his worst, allowing eight runs without being able to get out of the second inning. When he wasn't wild high, he was grooving pitches to Frank Thomas, who slugged a grand slam and a double in the same inning. Kuo was throwing 90-mph fastballs, or one might have thought there was something physically wrong.

Devil Rays: Jackson recovered well from a poor outing by going 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Diamondbacks, before having to leave the game one strike away from going the necessary five innings to possibly earn his first win of the season. But the right-hander suffered cramping and fatigue in his right index finger tendon. Jackson is listed as day-to-day. If he can't go, the Rays may likely insert right-hander Jason Hammel in the slot.


  • First place, we hardly knew ye. We're now back in third place behind SD (who plays Boston) and AZ (who plays Baltimore). Since we drew at least as easy a card as Arizona, could we at least get a win today and win the series?
  • Giving up a home run to Dioner Navarro, who raised his average to .172 with the homerun, is positively embarrassing. Voix Pour Le Russell, get angry, and get revenge today.

UPDATE, 10.11a:

From Inside the Dodgers:

Furcal, SS
Pierre, CF
Martin, DH
Gonzo, LF
Loney, 1B
Kemp, RF
Betemit, 3B
Lieberthal, C
Abreu, 2B
Kuo, P


Eric Karros said...

Please get well soon before 1:40 ET today

Eric Karros said...

Jackson in classic form, giving up hits to 3 of first 4 batters he faces. Dodgers up 2-0.

Eric Karros said...

Make that 4 of first 5 batters he's faced. Jackson is so automatic we've come to take his extraordinary performances for granted.

Eric Karros said...

I check back 2 hrs later expecting an 11-7 score or soething therebouts, but Dodgers still have only 2 runs? WTF??

Steve Sax said...

Edwin has settled down, and it's a 2-2 game in the bottom of the 6th. Rays have a man on second with no out. Kuo leaves the game with one out, RISP and 8 Ks.

Eric Karros said...

Nothing cures a crappy pitcher like the Dodger offense.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Seanez comes in and does major chokage. Dodgers down 4-2, Jackson in position to get his first win of the year as the Dodgers sucked it up in the sixth.

4 GIDPs for the Dodgers in six innings.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers look pathetic in the seventh. Kemp Ks on three pitches. Liebs pops up to first.


Eric Karros said...

9-4 final. That game was sucktastic.