Friday, August 03, 2007

Game 109 Thread: August 3 vs. Diamondbacks, 7.40p

Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (7-1, 3.65) vs. Doug Davis, LHP (7-10, 4.11).

Dodgers: 58-50 (2nd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L1)
D'backs: 60-50 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, L1)

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

Dodgers: He didn't even get halfway toward duplicating the complete game of his previous start, as Billingsley was knocked out after 4 1/3 innings by the Rockies. The righty didn't get away with poorly located pitches, as Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Holliday took him deep. He walked three and one of them scored, as his win streak was snapped at seven games. He's allowed 10 home runs in 79 innings, and he's 3-0 lifetime against the Diamondbacks.

D'backs: Davis pitched seven strong innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six and walking three in a no-decision against Atlanta in his last start. The Braves did all of their damage in a three-run fourth, but they made Davis work throughout the game, leading him to throw a season-high 122 pitches. The lefty has bounced back from a rough June in which he compiled a 6.34 ERA by going 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA in July, with six of his past seven outings being quality starts. Davis is 2-1 in his career against the Dodgers, although he hasn't allowed an earned run against them in 22 innings.

COMMENTS:

This Son will be at the Stadium tonight, Field level, 3rd base side. If you're there, and want to stop by and say hi, make a comment on this post. At the very least we can share a beer and lament how the Dodgers, losers of their last four consecutive series, don't merit the the second-place NL West position that they have. If I don't see a good performance from Billingsley tonight, I may be hanging Chad myself.

46 comments:

Steve Sax said...

On our way to the game. Who's with me?!

Orel said...

Not I!

Steve Sax said...

Sax is IN THE HOUSE and the anthem is playing!

Steve Sax said...

Olmedo Saenz, Ramon Martinez, and Delwyn Young are in the starting lineup...okay...

Steve Sax said...

Ps, I misspoke, I'm in aisle 21 field. Come visit. First beer is on me.

Damon said...

why do we still have Saenz

Damon said...

Why isn't ethier playing

Orel said...

He's too young.

Orel said...

Hey! Where's Loney?

Steve Sax said...

Slappy gets on, one out.

Orel said...

JPSQ!

Orel said...

Wow, that was a good call at second.

Damon said...

Saenz will K anyway

Orel said...

Nice pick by Dozens O' Meals.

Steve Sax said...

Slappy's uniform is a mess, but he didn't score. Nomar flies out to right, one out in the 2nd.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, anyone om gameday; what's chad's pitchcount through three?

Damon said...

41 pitches 26 strikes

Damon said...

52 pitches 35 for strikes through 4

Orel said...

So I guess Chad just needs 10 days between starts.

Orel said...

Does Eric Byrnes throw his bat every time he gets out?

Damon said...

63 pitches 42 for strike through 5

Bills looks good tonight. It's too bad we have this shit lineup tonight

Steve Sax said...

63 pitches through five, not bad Chad.

Dodgers offense still sleeping.

Orel said...

Delwyn likes to swing at the high heat.

Orel said...

Shit lineup? It's not like we're playing for first place or anything.

Orel said...

Chadley is dealing!

Orel said...

Go Chad! 6 K's!

Damon said...

81 pitches 52 strikes with 7 k's through 6

Orel said...

Great. Martin's hurt.

Orel said...

Stan Conte: "He's fine. I'm as sure about it as I was about Jason Schmidt."

Orel said...

Martin juked him!

Steve Sax said...

Great, now Martin is gimpy.

Damon said...

can anyone tell me what martin was doign there?

Orel said...

Why is Martin still in there?

Damon said...

Lots of first pitch strikes by bills

Damon said...

94 pitches through 7

Orel said...

Martin beat out the throw to first but came up limping. Grady and Conte came out but left him in. Davis then picked him off first but Martin avoided the tag diving back into first. Then Davis picked him off again and he was hung out to dry.

Damon said...

Ethier will come in and hit a HR

Orel said...

Damn. One slip and you're toast, with our offense.

Orel said...

Dodgers batters #3-6: 1-for 12.

Orel said...

Excellent rundown!

Orel said...

Nicely pitched, Chad. You deserve better.

Orel said...

Eric Byrnes is like a monkey.

Orel said...

Doug Davis is killing us.

Orel said...

weak weak weak

Orel said...

Dammit. We suck we suck we suck

Steve Sax said...

It wasn't Chad's fault tonight. The Dodgers gave him such little support, you'd think Derek Lowe was on the mound.