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  • Friday, July 14, 2006

    St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 0 at Busch Stadium

    W - Chris Carpenter (8-4)
    L - Derek Lowe (7-6)

    STL 5 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors
    LA 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors

    HR - Juan Encarnacion, STL (12), Chris Duncan, STL (4)

    Dodgers' record - 46-44 (T-2nd in NL West)

    QUICKIE RECAP: The Dodgers ran into a wall on Friday. A red wall. A Cardinal red wall. A wall who goes by the name of Chris Carpenter. The defending Cy Young champ two-hit the Dodgers, allowing only a pop-fly single to Rafael Furcal in the fourth and a single to Cesar Izturis in the eighth, and in doing so, he pitched his 10th career shutout. This Cards team looked nothing like the team that got slaughtered by the White Sox during interleague play, but then again, the Dodgers didn't look like the National League's best offense either. Juan Encarnacion continued the Curse of the Former Dodger, homering in the 8th off Danys Baez. Derek Lowe got hammered for 11 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings (David Eckstein had 4 of them), and only Giovanni Carrara didn't allow any more damage. Since the 2004 World Series, Lowe has yet to beat the Cardinals. Of couse, LA doesn't have Manny Ramirez or David Ortiz backing him up.
    SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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    • Saturday, July 15, 2006

      St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 in 10 innings at Busch Stadium

      W - Braden Looper (6-1)
      L - Danys Baez (5-5)

      STL 2 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors
      LA 1 run, 6 hits, 1 error

      HR - Albert Pujols, STL (31)

      Dodgers' record - 46-45 (T-2nd in NL West)

      QUICKIE RECAP: This was one of those games that we all knew we were going to lose once we left the bases loaded with one out in the 9th inning. Cesar Izturis struck out and Toby Hall popped to shallow right. Then it was only a matter of time before the Dodgers' pen blew it. For the second time this series, the Dodgers wasted a good performance by their starter (in this case it was Mark Hendrickson, who went 6 2/3 innings and allowed only one run) and in the 10th inning Danys Baez blew the game by allowing a walk-off RBI single by Scott Rolen. At least Baez had the decency to walk Albert Pujols before losing the game. Now if Colletti had the decency to take out the trash...
      SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
      "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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      • Sunday, July 16, 2006

        St. Louis 11, Los Angeles 3 at Busch Stadium

        W - Anthony Reyes (2-3)
        L - Brad Penny (10-3)

        STL 11 runs, 15 hits, 0 errors
        LA 3 runs, 11 hits, 1 error

        HR - Olmedo Saenz, LA (8), John Rodriguez, STL (2)

        Dodgers' record - 46-46 (T-2nd in NL West)

        QUICKIE RECAP: For the first time in two months, the Dodgers have fallen to .500. And this time, there is reason to worry. Back in May, the team hadn't hit its stride, the rookies hadn't played much, and Odalis Perez was still in the rotation. This time, the Dodgers have had the best offense in the National League (until they scored only 6 runs in 42 innings in St. Louis), and the Dodgers thought they had addressed the problem by demoting Perez to the pen. So why did the Dodgers get swept in a 4-game series against St. Louis for the first time in 19 years? Maybe it had to do with Dodger bats getting cold. Or it could also be the fact that the Cards have a much better offense than the Dodgers. Or it could be that Perez convinced the team that they, too, were being treated like trash. In any case, rookie Anthony Reyes pitched 5 innings and allowed two runs to beat All-Star starter Brad Penny to cap off the four-game sweep. Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 to continue his mastery of Los Angeles and Chris Duncan and Yadier Molina each went 3-for-4 as the Cards pounded Dodger pitching for the second time in the series. What really angered me about the series was the fact that we didn't face Jeff Weaver in St. Louis to salvage at least one win.
        SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
        "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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        • Monday, July 17, 2006

          Arizona 8, Los Angeles 3 at Chase Field

          W - Enrique Gonzalez (3-2)
          L - Aaron Sele (6-3)

          ARI 8 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors
          LA 3 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors

          HR - Eric Byrnes, ARI (13)

          Dodgers' record - 46-47 (T-3rd in NL West)

          QUICKIE RECAP: We all thought that a change of scenery would be great for the Dodgers after the forgettable 4-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, but then we realized we hadn't won a game at Arizona all year. This DBacks team looked nothing like the team that got swept in LA two weeks ago, and certainly Enrique Gonzalez didn't look like the same wild pitcher in LA. Gonzalez helped his own cause by becoming the first Arizona pitcher since Curt Schilling to get three hits in a game, two off Aaron Sele, as the DBacks sent the Dodgers to their fifth straight loss and dropping them under .500 for the first time since May. This was another game in which you could tell how it was going to be once Mariano Duncan got tossed in the first inning. Umpire Angel Hernandez, who has a reputation for being not well-liked, donated Duncan's cap to a lucky fan at the Ballpark Formerly Known As The BOB. Eric Byrnes killed all hopes for a Dodger comeback with a three-run HR off Joe Beimel in Arizona's 5-run sixth inning. At least we can take solace in the fact that Willy Aybar got called up to replace the injured Jeff Kent after the game.
          SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
          "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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          • lost again tonight :grouchy
            Dodgers are done, forget it. Padres, Giants, or D-Backs will win the division.

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            • LOST AGAIN! Can't even beat Weaver. That's it, it's over, we're done.

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              • Originally posted by DodgerBlue81
                LOST AGAIN! Can't even beat Weaver. That's it, it's over, we're done.
                Hey, I bet that's what the Gnats fans were thinking in 1951. STranger things have happened - don't give up hope. We can't go on losing like this the rest of the season - if we did, we'd end up like 50-111!

                All we need to do is get on a serious winning streak! It might happen!

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                • This is depressing....I am going to bed!!
                  "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                  No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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                  • Don't worry, the Jays aren't doing much better either. At least you aren't the Kansas city Royals.

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                    • Season swept by the Cards. This is too painful.
                      SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                      "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                      • Originally posted by mojorisin71
                        Season swept by the Cards. This is too painful.
                        Twice in one week no less.

                        In just hope Coletti doesn't increase the pain by trading away too many kids in an "attempt" to bolster this years pathetic squad. I'd rather suffer in anticipation of the next two years when many of these kids come into their own. It will be too painfull if we see them blossom into all-stars on other teams.

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                        • Originally posted by Elvis
                          We can't go on losing like this the rest of the season - if we did, we'd end up like 50-111!
                          Lost AGAIN!!!! I'm not so sure we can't go on losing like this. I don't see the Dodgers winning more than 60 games.

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                          • Originally posted by bluejaysfan4ever
                            Don't worry, the Jays aren't doing much better either. At least you aren't the Kansas city Royals.
                            HAHAHA you're kidding right? The Blue Jays are a million times better than the Dodgers. No our record isn't as bad as the Royals, but if this continues even the Royals will end up with a better record.

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                            • Originally posted by Elvis
                              In just hope Coletti doesn't increase the pain by trading away too many kids in an "attempt" to bolster this years pathetic squad.
                              I don't think he will. By July 31 the Dodgers will be so far behind that they'll be trading away veterans.

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                              • Gee, I wonder when we play the Pirates next? :gt

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