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  • #91
    Monday, May 22, 2006

    Los Angeles 6, Colorado 1 at Dodger Stadium

    W - Jae Seo (2-2)
    L - Byung-Hyun Kim (2-2)

    LA 6 runs, 9 hits, 1 error
    COL 1 run, 8 hits, 1 error

    HR - None

    Dodgers' record - 25-20 (T-2nd in NL West)

    QUICKIE RECAP: Last night's game was a historical one, as it was the first time two Korean pitchers faced off against each other in a major league game. Jae Seo allowed one run on six hits in seven innings, while Byung-Hyun Kim went six innings, allowing three runs, which would qualify both for the bogus "quality start" stat. After both starters left, the Rockies' bullpen acted more like the Rockies bullpen we all knew from the last couple of years, as Scott Dohmann walked the bases loaded with no out, and former Dodger Tom Martin (remember him?) got JD Drew to ground into a 1-2-3 double play, and two batters later, Russ Martin was walked to force home a run. The Dodgers did more damage in the 8th, as Ramon Martinez singled home a run and Drew had an RBI fielder's choice. Tonight's game features a rematch of last Wednesday's game at Coors, featuring Jason Jennings and Brad Penny.
    SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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    • #92
      Tuesday, May 23, 2006

      Los Angeles 8, Colorado 1 at Dodger Stadium

      W - Brad Penny (5-1)
      L - Jason Jennings (2-5)

      LA 8 runs, 14 hits, 0 errors
      COL 1 run, 7 hits, 1 error

      HR - Garrett Atkins, COL (7)

      Dodgers' record - 26-20 (2nd in NL West)

      QUICKIE RECAP: It's rare to mention the Rockies not giving a pitcher any run support, but then again, last night's game wasn't played at Coors Field; it was played at Dodger Stadium. Jason Jennings pitched into the seventh with his team down 4-1, and he got pounded for 11 hits and 5 runs. Brad Penny labored through five innings, allowing all four Colorado hits and no runs, but he threw 104 pitches (pitch counts are overrated, but given Penny's arm trouble, Little kinda knew when not to leave him too long). Tim Hamulack came in and allowed UCLA hero Garrett Atkins' seventh HR, but Danys Baez and Takashi Saito closed the door on the Rockies' offense for LA's sixth straight win. Tonight's game features Dodger killer Aaron Cook against Dodger pickup Aaron Sele.
      SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
      "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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      • #93
        Wednesday, May 24, 2006

        Los Angeles 7, Colorado 1 at Dodger Stadium

        W - Aaron Sele (3-0)
        L - Aaron Cook (5-4)

        LA 7 runs, 12 hits, 2 errors
        COL 1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors

        HR - None

        Dodgers' record - 27-20 (2nd in NL West)

        QUICKIE RECAP: Aaron Sele began the year in AAA Vegas, and once Odalis Perez was placed on the bereavement list last month, Sele was called up and all he's done is go 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in four starts. And like his last start against the Angels, he had plenty of run support. Rafael Furcal and Jeff Kent had three hits each, raising their averages to over .254 and .258 respectively, and they finally beat Dodger killer Aaron Cook. Russ Martin had three RBIs, raising his total to 13 RBIs in 17 games, and LA is 15-2 whenever he starts. The kid needs some rest, but Sandy Alomar hasn't played in a while, and Dioner Navarro is still on the DL and could be out of a job anyway. Jonathan Broxton had his first career plate appearance and he drew a walk, which is surprising given his size. The Dodgers swept a 6-game homestand for the first time in 12 years, and have won seven straight overall. After an off day, they will play the surging Nationals and the Braves.

        As for Perez, he has only pitched one inning since his demotion to the pen, and I think we'd be better off with him staying there.
        SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
        "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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        • #94
          Friday, May 26, 2006

          Washington 10, Los Angeles 4 at RFK Stadium

          W - Livan Hernandez (3-5)
          L - Brett Tomko (5-2)

          WAS 10 runs, 16 hits, 1 error
          LA 4 runs, 9 hits, 1 error

          HR - Jose Cruz, Jr., LA (3), Alfonso Soriano, WAS (17)

          Dodgers' record - 27-21 (2nd in NL West)

          QUICKIE RECAP: It had to end sometime. The Dodgers' longest winning streak this season came to a crashing end, as they ran into the red-hot Washington Nationals at RFK. Livan Hernandez allowed 6 hits and three runs in seven innings, but those numbers were misleading, as he only allowed two hits and no runs through six, and he escaped with no damage (Willy Aybar got thrown out by left-fielder Alfonso Soriano trying to stretch a single into a double). Soriano did more damage with the bat, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a HR, and rookie Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs, and that was all the run support Hernandez needed. Brett Tomko fell to earth, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits in 4 2/3 innings, and Odalis Perez shockingly was the only pitcher who didn't allow any runs. Lance Carter's ERA is at 8.49, and it is beyond me why he is still on the Dodgers' roster.
          SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
          "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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          • #95
            Saturday, May 27, 2006

            Los Angeles 3, Washington 1 at RFK Stadium

            W - Derek Lowe (3-3)
            L - Mike Stanton (1-5)
            S - Takashi Saito (2)

            LA 3 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors
            WAS 1 run, 8 hits, 1 error

            HR - None

            Dodgers' record - 28-21 (2nd in NL West)

            QUICKIE RECAP: Russ Martin has played in 18 games, and the Dodgers are 16-2 whenever he starts. Last night, he didn't play and the Dodgers got pounded. Today, he was back in the lineup and although he only went 1-for-3, LA won for the seventh time in eighth games (and 16th out of 20) when Nomar hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth off former Dodger farmhand Gary Majewski. Rafael Furcal continued to beef up his average, going 3-for-5 and his BA now stands at .266. Derek Lowe finally evened up his record, pitching seven innings and allowing only five hits and one run. Takashi Saito pitched the ninth for his second save. But another Dodger fell victim to an injury, as Jeff Kent hurt his wrist, and in his own words, is day-to-day. Currently there are eight Dodgers on the DL, and none are ready to come off anytime soon.
            SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
            "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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            • #96
              Sunday, May 28, 2006

              Washington 10, Los Angeles 4 at RFK Stadium

              W - Ramon Ortiz (3-4)
              L - Jae Seo (2-3)

              WAS 10 runs, 16 hits, 0 errors
              LA 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 error

              HR - Olmedo Saenz, LA (5), Alfonso Soriano, WAS (18), Nick Johnson, WAS (11, 12), Ryan Zimmerman, WAS (8)

              Dodgers' record - 28-22 (2nd in NL West)

              QUICKIE RECAP: The Washington Nationals have been injury-plagued this year (they currently have five players on the 60-day DL), and yet they still found a way to win the series against the Dodgers. Jae Seo had his shortest outing as a Dodger, lasting only 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and six runs, as the Nats broke the game open with five runs in the third inning. Alfonso Soriano hit his second HR in three games, and Nick Johnson hit two HR as Washington hammered Dodger pitching. The Dodgers, having injury problems of their own, started four rookies yesterday, as Matt Kemp was called up from AA Jacksonville, and LA also started Andre Ethier, Russ Martin, and Willy Aybar. Kemp struck out three times before getting his first big-league hit, a single off Jon Rauch in the 8th. The Dodgers' string of six straight series wins is over, but more importantly, Lance Carter is no longer a Dodger, at least until the next injury happens. And Jeff Kent had a bum wrist. Anyone up for Giovanni Carrara's third stint with the Dodgers?
              SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
              "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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              • #97
                Monday, May 29, 2006

                Los Angeles 12, Atlanta 5 at Turner Field

                W - Joe Beimel (2-0)
                L - John Thomson (2-4)

                LA 12 runs, 15 hits, 0 errors
                ATL 5 runs, 11 hits, 2 errors

                HR - Ramon Martinez, LA (1)

                Dodgers' record - 29-22 (2nd in NL West)

                QUICKIE RECAP: One day after Barry Bonds hit his 715th HR, the Dodgers traveled to the very city where Hank Aaron hit his 715th against Los Angeles, and they ran into John Thomson. Or should I say, John Thomson ran into the Dodgers. He gave up three straight hits to start the game and Edgar Renteria's wild throw to first and Chipper Jones' errant throw home allowed two runs to score, and in the second, it got worse for Thomson. He allowed three consecutive hits to start the second inning, and Matt Kemp's first career RBI (on a sac fly) was the only out he got in the inning. Lance Cormier came in and got Russ Martin to ground into an inning-ending double play. That should have been enough for the Dodgers, but Brad Penny ran into trouble in the fifth, as the Bravos scored four runs in the fifth on six straight hits, which prompted Grady Little to remove him. Penny then blamed the water cooler for his pitching troubles and started beating it mercilessly. Ramon Martinez did the same to the baseball, as he drove in five runs, three on his first HR as a Dodger off Chad Paronto. Tomorrow's game will pit Aaron Sele against Jorge Sosa as the Dodger look to finish the roadtrip on a high note.
                SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                • #98
                  Well great to see that the Dodgers turned it around since the last time I posted. The sweep of the Brewers, almost swept the Astros, 5 of 6 against the Rockies, and the amazing sweep of the Angels. Good win today after losing 2 of 3 to the horrendous Nationals. Furcal and Kent finally started to hit, and Martin is way better than Navarro. Ethier and Kemp have been a surprise. The starting pitching has been much better, mostly due to replacing Odalis Perez with Sele.

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                  • #99
                    It'll be interesting to see what happens with Penny after his tirade today when he screamed at Little because he was taken out in the 5th inning with a lead.

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                    • You all suck....
                      Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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                      • Originally posted by HankAaron86
                        You all suck....
                        Now now.

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                        • Originally posted by DodgerBlue81
                          Well great to see that the Dodgers turned it around since the last time I posted.
                          I echo those comments. Unfortunately I have not seen much baseball at all this year due to different work committments, but enjoy being kept up to date in this thread.
                          Only .5 out of the lead in a division which still has all teams above .500, so there is promise for the rest of the year. No more injuries though.....please!! h
                          "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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                          • Originally posted by HankAaron86
                            You all suck....
                            Very eloquent statement. Care to elaborate?
                            SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                            "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                            • Season has already had it's ups and downs so far. I'm hoping Tomko and Seo get back on track in their next starts and Penny's shoulder isn't hurt too bad or else the pitching doesn't look too strong. Sele could implode at any moment. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what he's done so far but he's been known to collapse. I hope they can hold it together until Ned can pick up another starter because I really don't think Billingsley is ready to put an entire team on his back.
                              Let's go Dodgers

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                              • Originally posted by HankAaron86
                                You all suck....
                                Not too happy about us beating you 2 out of 3 in Atlanta?

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