Saturday, June 30, 2007

Game 81 Thread: June 30 vs. Padres, 7.10p

Dodgers start Brad Penny, RHP (10-1, 2.04) vs. Jake Peavy, RHP (9-2, 2.14).

Dodgers: 45-35 (3rd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L1)
Padres: 45-33 (1st place NL West, 0.5 GA, W3)

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

Dodgers: Penny took over the National League lead in wins and ERA by beating the D-backs on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. His fastball was clocked as high as 101 mph on the Chase Field radar gun and was consistently around 95 mph. The Dodgers are 14-2 in Penny's starts this year and he's allowed only two home runs. He has yet to face the Padres this year.

Padres: Peavy missed becoming the National League's first 10-game winner in his last start, losing an Interleague matchup with Red Sox ace Josh Beckett. Peavy wasn't hit especially hard in the game, but a shaky third inning, in which he yielded three runs on five hits, led to the 4-2 defeat. He had three strikeouts and one walk in the game and his command wasn't as sharp as it has been recently, as several balls drifted up in the strike zone.

From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup:

Furcal, SS (.324 with RISP) Pierre, CF (on pace for 59 steals, the most since Lopes' 64 in '76)
Martin, C (finds out tomorrow about AS results)
Kent, 2B (was awesome at the WIN clinic today)
Gonzo, LF (must see TV)
Nomar, 3B (hitting .336 at home)
Loney, 1B (eight-game hitting streak)
Ethier, RF (signed autographs for fans today in Whittier)
Penny, P (.241 batting average, 2.04 ERA)

34 comments:

Orel said...

I had a bad feeling about last night's game, and I don't feel great about tonight's. But I think we have a better chance of winning tonight.

Anonymous said...

Orel,
What do you think about a 4 man rotation because Kuo is horrible?

Steve Sax said...

Anonymous, are you looking to Kuote Orel?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers win tonight by knocking Peavy out in the fourth. You heard it here first, that's my prediction.--Saxy

Damon said...

D.J. Houlton has been called up, Hong-Chih Kuo has been sent down

Orel said...

I don't see a 4-man rotation working. Bills and Wolf haven't proven that can consistently go deep into games and our bullpen would suffer as a result.

Orel said...

Meanwhile, Penny's doing his best Wolf imitation. Consecutive doubles for the Padres, who lead 1-0.

Orel said...

Thanks for the update, Damon. All of a sudden our strength is a question mark.

Orel said...

How about some fan interference, guy?

Orel said...

Yeah! Penny pumped!

Orel said...

Jesus, down 1-0 against Peavy might as well be 10-0.

Orel said...

Holy shit! Nomar, of all people, with a homer off Peavy, of all people!

Damon said...

h shit oh shit oh shit

Orel said...

Nomar: First HR in 231 ABs. Peavy: First HR allowed in 89.1 innings.

Steve Sax said...

Nomar!!!!! I'm bringing Nomar back. Yeah!

Epic at bat as well...

Orel said...

Okay, Penny, lock this down....

Orel said...

That number above should be 84.1 innings for Peavy.

Orel said...

JPSQ! And apparently he made a diving catch earlier!

Orel said...

+SB

Orel said...

That was a nasty pitch by Peavy to K Martin.

Orel said...

Penny is so good. Dying to see if he can maintain this in the second half.

Orel said...

That Peavy can swing a bat.

Orel said...

7 K's for Penny.

Orel said...

Peavy is sawing off bats.

Orel said...

Nice plate discipline from Loney. Not swinging at every goddam pitch.

Eric Karros said...

Just checked in...I see expected pitchers duel has materialized

Orel said...

ohhhh damn so close

Orel said...

damn

Eric Karros said...

I have a feeling Nomar's HR won't go unmentioned on dodgerblues tomorrow.

Damon said...

Kent is going to K to end the game im calling it here again

Damon said...

Gonzo K loney fly out nomar game winning HR

Damon said...

i guess loney can't fly out if if nomar is going to hit a walkoff before him

Eric Karros said...

Loney can do anything

Anonymous said...

Dodgers FKN suck!!! They should deserve to be in last place.