Friday, July 06, 2007

Game 87 Thread: July 6 vs. Marlins, 7.40p

Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (5-0, 3.44) vs. Dontrelle Willis, LHP (7-7, 4.65).

Dodgers: 48-38 (2nd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L2)
Marlins: 40-46 (4th place NL East, 8.0 GB, W1)

From, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: In his third start as Jason Schmidt's replacement, Billingsley stepped up to prevent a series sweep by the Padres with the kind of start the Dodgers were expecting from Schmidt. Billingsley threw seven scoreless innings and allowed three singles, retiring the final 16 batters he faced. He was efficient with his pitches, not issuing a walk, and struck out a career-high-tying nine. It was a critical effort for the back end of the rotation in the wake of Hong-Chih Kuo's demotion.

Marlins: Willis is coming off a no-decision against Atlanta. He tossed four scoreless innings but was lifted after a long rain delay. Willis has thrown 108 1/3 innings and struck out 74, while walking 47.

From Inside the Dodgers:

For those who want a chance to meet James Loney and Matt Kemp, they'll be signing autographs tomorrow from 12 - 1. Loney will be at a store in Los Angeles at 2333 Sepulveda Blvd. and Kemp will be at one in Torrance at 18201 Hawthorne Blvd.

And, there are still tickets left for tonight for those who want to come down and get their Furcal bobblehead doll. No collection is complete without it!

Here's the lineup for tonight....

Furcal, SS
Pierre, CF
Martin, C
Kent, 2B
Gonzo, LF
Nomar, 1B (back at first for the day)
Kemp, RF
Abreu, 3B
Billingsley, P


Alex Cora said...

Hey where is everyone? Rudy just struck out a Marlin with a man on first and third to get out of the inning. Holton looked pretty shaky. We need to get through a couple of more innings!

Anonymous said...

I guess no one cares anymore. The Dodger bus has left.

Alex Cora said...

But the game is not over, I'm still at the station!!!

Steve Sax said...

I'm still at the station too. Sorry I got here late, my bus was late and I've missed my connection.

What's in the vending machines to eat?

Steve Sax said...

Cora, what are you still doing up dude?

Crap, Tie game. Saito blew the save.

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the ninth, 5-5 tie.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier GIDPs. On to the 10th, 5-5 tie.

Steve Sax said...

tomko is in, we're going to lose.

men on first and second, one out.

Alex Cora said...

Crap, should have known. Not only did I miss the bus, but Pierre was driving. Another pop up.