Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dodgers Braves Pregame

Today's lineups:
Furcal, SS
Ethier, RF
Ramirez, LF
Blake, 3B
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Martin, C
Hudson, 2B
Wolf, P

McLouth, CF
Prado, 2B
Jones, 3B
Anderson, LF
Diaz, RF
LaRoche, 1B
Ross, C
Hernandez, SS
Lowe, P

The Dodgers look for 3 consecutive victories today, as they play the Braves.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Dodgers-Braves Recap 7/31

64-39, 7.5 games ahead in West
Jason Schmidt pitched a great game tonight giving up only one hit while going 6 innings, in his longest outing in more than two years. Ethier had another big night with a home run and driving in four runs. Newly acquired Sherrill stuck out the side in the seventh inning, while the other two relievers only gave up two hits after Schmidt's exit. Manny continues his slump by going 1 for 4 with two strikeouts, while this was his 1 year anniversary of his trade to the Dodgers. With the final score being Dodgers 5, Braves 0

W: Schmidt (2-1)
L: Hanson (5-2)

Game notes, from ESPN, Braves manager Bobby Cox said OF Ryan Church (elbow) and SS Yunel Escobar (bruised right wrist) were unavailable. 2B Martin Prado (bruised left ankle) did not start and hit a deep fly ball to center in the ninth as a pinch-hitter. ... Cox had to change his lineup after the team traded 1B Casey Kotchman to Boston for 1B Adam LaRoche. 1B Barbaro Canizares started after he was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game. ... RHP Tim Hudson was scratched from his injury rehab start at Gwinnett with a mild groin strain. ... Sherrill filled the roster spot of RHP Claudio Vargas, traded to Milwaukee on Friday for minor league C Vinny Rottino.

Trade Deadline Passes

The trade deadline passed and the Dodgers didn't make any moves today. Over the past few days they
Gave: Josh Bell, Steve Johnson, and Claudio Vargas
Got: George Sherrill and Vinny rottino
Do you think they did a good job filling their needs at this deadline?

Trade Rumors

  • The Dodgers traded away Claudio Vargas for Vinny Rottino, a career minor league catcher
  • They are interested in Heath Bell

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dodgers 5 Cardinals 3

63-39, 7.5 games ahead in the West
The Dodgers avoided a 4 game sweep on a game in which they didn't neccesarilly play their best game. Blake had four hits and is 7 for 10 the last two games for Los Angeles. The Dodgers were 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position after going 4 for 25 the first three games. Manny was 3 for 18 in the series with no RBIs and he's 4 for 26 in his last six games with no RBIs. The NY Times reported today that manny tested positive for banned substances in 2003. A revamped bullpen, with newly acquired George Sherril and recently called up Scott Elbert, recorded 4 innings with only 1 run given up. Kemp drove in a 2 run game winning single in the top of the 10th.

W:J. McDonald (3-2)
L:D. Reyes (0-2)
SV:J. Broxton (24)

Game Notes(From ESPN)Cardinals SS Brendan Ryan bruised his left ankle on a foul ball in the second and was replaced by Julio Lugo. X-rays were negative but he left Busch Stadium on crutches. "It was kind of scary there for a second," Ryan said. "I'm glad to hear that nothing's broken or anything like that." ...The Cardinals plan to recall RHP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis Friday to start the opener of a three-game series with Houston. Boggs replaces Wellemeyer.

Dodgers Cardinals Pregame

Tonight's lineups:
Furcal SS
Hudson 2B
Ramirez LF
Ethier RF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Ausmus C
Kuroda P

Schumaker 2B
Rasmus CF
Pujols 1B
Holliday LF
Ankiel RF
DeRosa 3B
Molina C
Ryan SS
Lohse P

Prior to the game tonight, the Dodgers recalled LHP Scott Elbert from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned LHP Brent Leach to Triple-A. Elbert will wear No. 57
They will try to avoid being swept tonight. Los Angeles' high-powered offense has been completely grounded in St. Louis, combining for three total runs in the first three games of this series. They had a rough game last night, but their opening day starter, Kuroda, will try to get them at least 1 win in St. Louis.