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    Sunday April 28th 2:10 MT-TV: my20 | Radio: KOA 850/ TV: PRIME-HD | Radio: KABC 790, KHJ 930

    Dodger Stadium

    Bunch of Bums Dodgers vs Rockies Beat the Bums

    _______Esteban Loaiza 1-2 4.32era vs Jeff Francis 0-2 5.68era_______

    Esteban Loaiza

    Loaiza got the call, taking over for Hong-Chih Kuo, who had taken over for Loaiza after one start. That's the way it's been for the Dodgers and their fifth starter this year. In Loaiza's only start, he allowed four runs in the first inning, then retired 10 consecutive hitters. In his only start against Colorado last year, he allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings.

    After a rough start, Francis has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts. Tuesday night wasn't as good as his previous start, when he pitched seven shutout innings in San Diego. But he left with a 6-4 lead against the Phillies, only to see the bullpen falter. Francis would have had an even more sparkling outing if not for two hiccups -- the fourth inning, when he walked the opposing pitcher to load the bases and walked in a run, and the seventh when he left a pitch over the plate for a Jayson Werth homer. But he looked more like the pitcher that won 17 games last year than he did in his first two starts.

    _Joe Torre

    Only four Dodgers have had 15 or more extra-base hits in the month of April since the club moved to Los Angeles, and Rafael Furcal is one of them. With 10 doubles, two triples and three home runs, Furcal needs another extra-base hit to tie Tim Wallach's 16 in April 1994. He's level with Ron Cey (1977) and Gary Sheffield (2000) in this category. ... Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully stopped on his way to the ballpark to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Pepperdine University's commencement exercises, where he was presented by Dodgers president Jamie McCourt. ... Brad Penny recorded the 1,000th strikeout of his career in Saturday's win, in which he worked a season-high seven innings. ... Penny, with two singles, also had his first multihit game since going 2-for-3 with a double on Sept. 19 at Colorado. ... Prior to his grand slam in the first inning on Saturday, Matt Kemp was 1-for-17 (.059) in his career with the bases loaded.

    _Clint Hurdle

    You can run on catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
    Last year, that sentence was a line in a scouting report that made the Rockies cringe and made speedy runners on other teams light up. Now, it's a dare the Rockies are happy to make.

    The Dodgers tried three steals from the ninth inning on in their 8-7, 13-inning victory over the Rockies on Friday night. None of them paid off. Torrealba threw out Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp and Rafael Furcal.

    The Rockies' attempt to at least repeat as National League champions has degenerated into something of a repeat of the start of last season. Through 24 games last year, they were 9-15. ... Third baseman Garrett Atkins extended his hit streak to 10 games with a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday night. It was his sixth home run of this season. He didn't hit his sixth last season until June 15. ... Francis is 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts against the Dodgers in his career.

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  • #2
    See my freudian keys put the wrong date on the thread title.

    Suppose to be Sunday 4-27 for todays game.


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