Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Game 102 Thread: July 25 @ Astros, 5.05p

Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (8-9, 3.48) vs. Matt Albers, RHP (2-4, 5.76).

Dodgers: 56-45 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, L1)
Astros: 43-57 (4th place NL Central, 13.0 GB, W1)

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

Dodgers: Lowe had his worst outing of the season on Thursday against the Mets, giving up nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits in just three innings of work. Lowe, winless since June 22, made 41 pitches in the first inning and finished with 81 pitches, his shortest outing of the season. Fortunately for the Dodgers, Lowe will be well rested for this one, pitching on six days' rest. He is 1-2 with a 2.76 ERA in four career starts against the Astros.

Astros: Albers will make a spot start in place of Roy Oswalt, who will miss a start with soreness in his upper chest. Albers, whom the Astros still envision as a future starter, is 2-4 with a 5.76 ERA over 14 games this year. In his latest big league stint, the right-hander has allowed five earned runs over 11 1/3 innings for a 3.97 ERA.

24 comments:

Steve Sax said...

How the F' do we waste a leadoff triple from James Loney? We suck.

Houston 1, Dodgers 0.

Steve Sax said...

In the fourth, Martin gets a rare hit and Kent walks with one out, and we waste that too with Gonzo and Betemit striking out. WE SUUUUUUUCK

Derek Lowe must be so frustrated at his lack of run support. We basically find ways to take a dump on him every time he starts.

Steve Sax said...

Gameday has the ball that Mike Lamb hit against Lowe up near Lamb's head. Was it really that high?

Steve Sax said...

Lowe escapes the jam. Nice job, Derek.

Steve Sax said...

Why is Betemit (2 LOB, 0-for-2 so far) in the lineup? And why is he batting sixth, ahead of Loney and Kemp (both batting .364)????

Anonymous said...

I think a good trade would be to trade Grady Little.

Steve Sax said...

This is a 43-57 team here people. 14 games under .500. 13 games back of first.

We should be killing the Astros. What is wrong with this picture?

Steve Sax said...

Derek Lowe leaves after 61 pitches. He cannot get the win. Again.

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh, here comes the bullpen.

Damon said...

atleast albers is out

Steve Sax said...

Many Dodgers have swung early in the count tonight. And many have gotten quick outs.

Steve Sax said...

Three up, three down in the top of the sixth. Way to get on base, 1-2-3 hitters.

Steve Sax said...

Jeff Kent, yet again, shows why he is rightfully in the cleanup spot. Solo home run, 1-1.

Steve Sax said...

Betemit, you can't even advance the damn runner. You are 0-for-3. What is your deal?

Steve Sax said...

Hang the DJ. He promptly gives up a leadoff home run to Carlos Lee. 2-1 Astros, we're not out of the seventh, and McSlicey is in to pitch.

Steve Sax said...

We are fricking going to lose this game to a sub-sub-sub .500 team. I am going out of my mind.

Orel said...

Dear Astros,

Please, take this game. We don't want it.

Love,
Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

No way, Roberto Hernandez gets three outs without giving up a run.

Let's see if that used up all the Dodgers' luck, or if they've got anything left from the 2-3-4 hitters in the ninth.

Orel said...

Here we go! Juan Pierre leads the 9th inning comeback!

Orel said...

Or not.

Steve Sax said...

Juan Pierre grounds out on the second pitch. What a surprise. One out.

Steve Sax said...

Martin, dreaming of Alyssa Milano, strikes out on four pitches. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

And Kent flies out to left for the final out. Nicely done, Dodgers. Way to go meekly at one of the biggest run-producing parks in the majors.

Steve Sax said...

I'm going to go get drunk. G'night, everybody.