Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Game 120 Thread: August 15 vs. Astros, 7.10p

Dodgers start Brad Penny, RHP (13-3, 2.54) vs. Jason Jennings, RHP (2-7, 6.15).

Dodgers: 60-59 (4th place NL West, 6.5 GB, L4)
Astros: 54-65 (4th place NL Central, 8.0 GB, W3)

From, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: Penny battled to a tough no-decision in the St. Louis heat, scattering five singles over seven scoreless innings, his first scoreless start since May 29. He struck out six and walked three -- two in the first inning -- and was assisted by a pair of double-play grounders. He appeared to still be hurting from a lower abdominal strain when running and fielding, but not while pitching.

Astros: Jennings struggled with the long ball yet again in his last start, giving up massive blasts to J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder on Friday night. He stayed out of trouble otherwise until the sixth, when a walk and hit-by-pitch led to two more runs. That left him with yet another mediocre start, as he scattered four runs over 5 1/3 frames. He turned in his only quality start in recent weeks against the Dodgers on July 24, giving up three runs on three hits in six innings.


Steve Sax said...

Penny, already down 3-1 in the fourth.

In the third the Dodgers' Kemp left Pierre at second. Vin said the Dodgers are 6-for-90+ with RISP. Swell.

Steve Sax said...

Hey big win. Guess all the other Sons are sleeping. AZ wins but we'll take it--a comeback victory, with timely hitting. Wow!