The Dodgers stormed back from an early 4-0 deficit (Carlos Monasterios, 1.1 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks) in the fourth inning with four runs of our own, led by a three-run Jay Gibbons shot as well as a James Loney triple followed by a Russ Mitchell sac fly. But Ramon Troncoso allowed two runs in the fifth to put the game back out of reach.
The feel-good part of the afternoon/morning game (depending on your time zone) was long-time minor leaguer John Lindsey getting his first major league hit:
"It was awesome," said Lindsey. "It was a breaking ball, and I saw it. I wanted to be ready when I got something to hit, and it was there and I put a good swing on it. It fell in for me."
John Lindsey, who spent 16 years in the Minors before playing in his first Major League game last week, had a fifth-inning pinch-hit single for his first big league hit.
Sorry the Dodgers couldn't bring you a win in this game, John, but congratulations. Glad your perseverance paid off!
photo: Shawn E. Davis (not to be confused with here). P.S., Sorry this is up so late.