Hiroki Kuroda (2-3, 3.48) vs. Sean Gallagher (1-1, 5.68).
COMMENTS: Desperate times call for desperate measures. And going 4-for-45 with runners in scoring position definitely qualifies as desperate times. Don't let it be said that Dodger bloggers aren't doing their part to help the team! SoSG and Beantown West are holding a mini Dodger blogger night...at Wrigley Field. That's right, Erin from BW will be in attendance, as will our own Alex Cora. Wonder Twin powers activate...form of clutch hitting! Work your mojo, guys!
While we're all atwitter about our good luck charms, the press is hyping up the Kuroda vs. Fukudome matchup. Unfortunately, Fukudome seems to have the edge:
Japanese reporters agree that Fukudome has Kuroda's number. He hit .330 off the right-hander with four home runs in Japan.
But that won't matter if the Dodgers don't bring some offense...power, situational hitting, anything will do. Let's give Clayton Kershaw something to look forward to in New York besides his first visit to Shea, okay?