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  • #46
    Tuesday, April 18, 2006

    Los Angeles 2, Chicago 1 at Dodger Stadium

    W - Takashi Saito (1-0)
    L - Will Ohman (1-1)

    LA 2 runs, 6 hits, 1 error
    CHI 1 run, 5 hits, 0 errors

    HR - None

    Dodgers' record - 7-8 (3rd in NL West)

    QUICKIE RECAP: Ever since that 13-5 outburst in Pittsburgh, the Dodgers must have left their bats with Jim Tracy at PNC. They've scored a total of seven runs in the last five games, and unless their pitching can shut down the opposition entirely, then you're looking at the 2003 version of the Dodgers. Last night, they managed only five hits off Carlos Zambrano and two relievers, but Derek Lowe picked up where he left off after his one-hit shutout last August at Wrigley, going 7 innings and allowing only five hits and one run. It looked like it was going to go to extra innings, but in the ninth, reliever Will Ohman walked Kenny Lofton after being ahead 0-2 in the count, and Lofton promptly stole second base. JD Drew lined a single to right field to win it. Yeah, it was nice to even up the series, but how many one-run games can we eke out?

    Tonight's game features rookie Sean Marshall against Brad Penny. Last time a Cubs rookie faced off against the Dodgers (John Koronka), he beat them. Stay tuned.
    SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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    • #47
      Last night's win was good despite only scoring 2 runs. But tonight's disaster was a disgrace. I can't believe we lost this game. Penny pitched well again and it looked like we were going to be back at .500, and the Giants had lost, but no, we choked it. :grouchy

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      • #48
        Wednesday, April 19, 2006

        Chicago 5, Los Angeles 4 at Dodger Stadium

        W - Scott Williamson (2-0)
        L - Danys Baez (0-1)
        S - Ryan Dempster (4)

        CHI 5 runs, 13 hits, 1 error
        LA 4 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors

        HR - Jason Repko, LA (2)

        Dodgers' record - 7-9 (4th in NL West)

        QUICKIE RECAP: NL Central teams better beware when going up against the Dodgers. I'm not talking about wins. I'm talking about injuries to key players. Last year, Scott Rolen ran into Hee-Seop Choi and his season ended. This year, Rafael Furcal ran into Derrek Lee, breaking his wrist and knocking him out for two months. Dodger killer Scott Eyre was also banged up on the play. And that was the momentum the Cubs needed, as they mounted a comeback after being down 4-2. Danys Baez bobbled Jacque Jones's dribbler on the right side for an error after Neifi Perez singled to left and Michael Barrett followed with an RBI single. Ronny Cedeño followed with a two-run single, which finished the Dodgers and put to waste another good pitching performance by Brad Penny, who allowed 2 runs in 6 innings. The Dodgers' bullpen needs some serious tweaking.
        SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
        "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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        • #49
          Friday, April 21, 2006

          Los Angeles 6, Arizona 3 at Dodger Stadium

          W - Odalis Perez (3-0)
          L - Orlando Hernandez (1-3)
          S - Danys Baez (4)

          LA 6 runs, 11 hits, 1 error
          ARI 3 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors

          HR - JD Drew, LA (2)

          Dodgers' record - 8-9 (3rd in NL West)

          QUICKIE RECAP: Odalis Perez won his first four decisions for the Dodgers in 2005, but was plagued with injuries and finished 7-8. This year, he looks to repeat his 2005 start, as he went 6 innings, allowing only 4 hits and one run and striking out four as the Dodgers woke up against the Diamondbacks, who entered the day tied with the Dodgers for third place. JD Drew homered and drove in three runs as the Dodgers finally clicked on offense after scoring only 11 runs in their previous six games. And with Nomar coming back from the DL, James Loney did all the damage he could do, snapping a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the 4th inning. Dodger killer Shawn Green drove in a run with a triple, but every time he stepped up to the plate, he was booed. So much for loyalty to past players.
          SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
          "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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          • #50
            Saturday, April 22, 2006

            Arizona 5, Los Angeles 4 at Dodger Stadium

            W - Miguel Batista (2-0)
            L - Jae Seo (0-2)
            S - Jose Valverde (3)

            ARI 5 runs, 13 hits, 0 errors
            LA 4 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors

            HR - Johnny Estrada, ARI (2)

            Dodgers' record - 8-10 (T-3rd in NL West)

            QUICKIE RECAP: The Diamondbacks went 1-8 at Chavez Ravine in 2004 (granted, it was their 111-loss season). Last year, they became the first visiting team to win 8 games at Dodger Stadium. This time around, they looked like they were about to do the same. Chad Tracy went 4-for-4, and Miguel Batista allowed three runs in five innings despite being hit in the leg on a comebacker as the DBacks fought off a Dodger comeback and took the game 5-4. Jae Seo pitched nothing like the Seo we saw with the Mets at Dodger Stadium, and he didn't even finish the fourth inning. In the 8th inning, Tim Hamulack hit Luis Gonzalez on the head. Apparently, he didn't learn his lesson from last Sunday's Giants game. Nomar came back from the DL, going 2-for-4 and missed out on a game-tying two-run HR when Shawn Green (remember his "lack of hustle"?) caught the ball at the right field fence. But fear not, Green haters. He's only batting .211 with only 1 HR and 2 RBIs. Apparently, the Former Dodger Curse has not affected him this season.
            SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
            "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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            • #51
              Sunday, April 23, 2006

              Los Angeles 6, Arizona 4 at Dodger Stadium

              W - Brett Tomko (2-1)
              L - Russ Ortiz (0-3)
              S - Danys Baez (5)

              LA 6 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors
              ARI 4 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors

              HR - JD Drew, LA (3)

              Dodgers' record - 9-10 (3rd in NL West)

              QUICKIE RECAP: Nineteen games into the season, the Dodger HR leader has a grand total of three. There are some Dodgers with two, but one of them got traded to the Reds today for a PTBNL. In any case, the Dodgers have been scoring the majority of their runs the hard way: manufacturing them, which was something they couldn't do much the last couple of years. Bill Mueller hit a two-run double in the first inning after Olmedo Saenz also had an RBI double, and that was all the Dodgers needed against Russ Ortiz, who has forgotten how to win ballgames all of a sudden. Danys Baez got four outs to get his second save of the series, and as of today, Jae Seo is the only winless starter in the rotation (and he's our #4).

              In other news, Shawn Green robbed Ricky Ledée of extra bases after making a diving catch in right field, which was something he rarely did in his four years in Los Angeles. I guess the Former Dodger Curse has taken hold of Green after all.
              SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
              "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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              • #52
                Good job winning 2 of 3 against Arizona. But now we need tonight's game. I'm shocked Garciaparra isn't on the DL yet.

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                • #53
                  Monday, April 25, 2006

                  Los Angeles 6, Houston 2 at Minute Maid Park

                  W - Takashi Saito (2-0)
                  L - Brad Lidge (0-1)
                  S - Danys Baez (6)

                  LA 6 runs, 6 hits, 1 error
                  HOU 2 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors

                  HR - JD Drew, LA (4), Nomar Garciaparra, LA (1), Lance Berkman, HOU (7)

                  Dodgers' record - 10-10 (3rd in NL West)

                  This game started out like the typical Dodger game: good pitching but no offense. Andy Pettitte faced off against Derek Lowe in what figured to be a continuation of their Yankees/Red Sox rivalry, but this time, Pettitte dominated the Dodgers, taking a no-hitter into the seventh as JD Drew continued his hot streak with his game-tying fourth HR. Lowe then gave way to Takashi Saito in the 8th and he gave up a two-out HR to Lance Berkman, raising his ERA to 0.90. In the 9th, however, Brad Lidge allowed a one-out triple to Kenny Lofton and back-to-back walks to Drew and Jeff Kent and then Nomar hit a grand slam to seal the game. Lance Carter came in and allowed Preston Wilson and Jason Lane to get on base before Danys Baez came in and got Adam Everett to ground into a game-ending double play. Saito remains the only reliever to register a win for the Dodgers.

                  The Dodgers will send Brad Penny to the mound against Fernando Nieve tomorrow. We should see another starting pitchers' duel.
                  SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                  "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                  • #54
                    This team is beginning to click but I hate to see Loney not playing but in exchange for wins I will take that every day
                    Sorry National league the DODGERS have return

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                    • #55
                      Tuesday, April 25, 2006

                      Houston 4, Los Angeles 3 at Minute Maid Park

                      W - Ezequiel Astacio (2-0)
                      L - Hong-Chih Kuo (0-3)

                      HOU 4 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors
                      LA 3 runs, 10 hits, 2 errors

                      HR - None

                      Dodgers' record - 10-11 (T-3rd in NL West)

                      QUICKIE RECAP: The Dodgers and Astros played the longest regular-season game at the Juicebox (aka "Minute Maid Park"), and like the 18-inning marathon in the NLDS against the Braves, the Astros ended up in the win column. The Dodgers came back against Brad Lidge for the second straight night, but this time around, Nomar came up with another chance to do some more damage, but he was retired on a flyout. And aside from Hong-Chih Kuo, the bullpen actually extended the game, and Lance Carter even got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 12th. Starter Fernando Nieve only lasted 4 2/3 innings, and the Astros used a total of eight pitchers (Dave Borkowski went 4 innings). Tonight's game features left-handers Odalis Perez against Wandy Rodriguez. Both are 3-0, but Perez has never beaten Houston in his career. Stay tuned.
                      Last edited by mojorisin71; 04-29-2006, 01:50 PM.
                      SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                      "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                      • #56
                        Two bad losses after the Nomar grand slam game. Nomar, Kent, and Furcal have to hit.
                        Odalis Perez and Kuo stink.

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                        • #57
                          Seo stepped up lets sweep the Madres this weekend and try to climb within a game of Colorado.

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                          • #58
                            Wednesday, April 26, 2006

                            Houston 8, Los Angeles 5 at Minute Maid Park

                            W - Wandy Rodriguez (4-0)
                            L - Odalis Perez (3-1)

                            HOU 8 runs, 13 hits, 1 error
                            LA 5 runs, 10 hits, 1 error

                            HR - Jason Repko, LA (3), Lance Berkman, HOU (8)

                            Dodgers' record - 10-12 (4th in NL West)

                            QUICKIE RECAP: Three of the Dodgers' regulars are batting under the Mendoza Line. And when you start a guy who has never beaten the Astros in his career, you're not helping your cause. Odalis Perez went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits, and Wandy Rodriguez shut down the Dodgers for 7 innings, allowing only 5 hits and 2 runs as the Astros cruised to their second straight series win against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. The Dodgers however, refused to go away quietly, as they chased Ezequiel Astacio in the 9th inning, scoring three runs and raising his ERA to a hefty 27.00. Dan Wheeler came in and shut the door on Los Angeles, sending them to yet another series loss. Maybe Grady Little isn't cut out to be a National League manager...
                            SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                            "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                            • #59
                              Friday, April 28, 2006

                              Los Angeles 3, San Diego 0 at PETCO Park

                              W - Jae Seo (1-2)
                              L - Chris Young (2-2)
                              S - Danys Baez (7)

                              LA 3 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors
                              SD 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors

                              HR - None

                              Dodgers' record - 11-12 (T-3rd in NL West)

                              QUICKIE RECAP: The Dodgers, as bad as they were last year, still managed to take the season series from the NL West champs, the San Diego Padres. Last night was more of the same. The Dodgers weren't really hitting, but neither were the Padres. Chris Young only allowed one hit through 5 innings, but then Dioner Navarro exploded with an RBI single and his first career stolen base off former Dodger and future Dodger HOFer (I don't care that he said he'd prefer to go in as a Met) Mike Piazza. JD Drew drove in the other two runs in the 8th and Jae Seo atoned for his disastrous performance against the DBacks last Saturday, going 6 innings and only allowing two hits and retiring the last 10 batters he faced. Tim Hamulack, Takashi Saito, and Danys Baez retired all nine men they faced to complete the two-hit shutout.

                              SIDE NOTE: Hamulack, Saito, and Baez all have a sub-1.00 ERA and are a combined 2-2.
                              SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                              "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                              • #60
                                Saturday, April 29, 2006

                                Los Angeles 4, San Diego 2 at PETCO Park

                                W - Brett Tomko (3-1)
                                L - Clay Hensley (1-2)
                                S - Danys Baez (8)

                                LA 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors
                                SD 2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors

                                HR - Nomar Garciaparra, LA (2)

                                Dodgers' record - 12-12 (3rd in NL West)

                                QUICKIE RECAP: The Dodgers have struggled on offense, as previously mentioned (three of their regulars are below or hovering dangerously near the Mendoza Line), but as bad as the Dodgers have been, the Padres were worse, scoring a total of five runs during their five-game losing streak. Brett Tomko, our #5 starter got his third win of the season, tying him with Odalis Perez for the team lead. Nomar hit his second HR and JD Drew hit a 2-run single and that was all the Dodgers needed to assure themselves of a series win at PETCO. The last 15 Padre batters were retired, and Takashi Saito lowered his ERA to 0.69. He sorta reminds me of former Padres reliever and current Ranger closer Akinori Otsuka. Of course, this means he'll have a sophomore slump next year.
                                SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                                "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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