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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another Day, Another Potential Loss

Colorado @ LA Dodgers
1:10 PM PT
Game 2

John Ely

Jhoulys Chacin

Carroll 6
Theriot 4
Ethier 9
Loney 3
Gibbons 7
Kemp 8
Mitchell 5
Ellis 2
Ely 1

Scott summed up the announcement and our reaction to the managerial shift from Torre to Mattingly perfectly. Although we are relieved to have Torre retiring after this disappointment of a season, we are also weary of Mattingly taking over the reins. I had a feeling Mattingly would get the job once Torre stepped aside. I really think that the Dodgers had this planned from the moment they signed Torre three seasons ago. The only thing we can do is hope that Mattingly surprises us next season, and we don't have to endure another mediocre showing.

Oh wait, we still have some games to play? John Ely takes the mound for the second time since he was called up from AAA. In his past outing on Sept. 11, Ely allowed six hits and three earned runs in six innings, with four strikeouts and a walk. Torre said he will remain in the fifth starter role for the remainder of the season to replace the injured Vicente Padilla. He will go up against Jhoulys Chacin, who had a rough outing last time when he only lasted 4 innings. Chacin is 2-2 with a 3.65 ERA against the Dodgers in four games this season. The Rockies are making a surge in order to go for first place in the NL West. San Diego and San Francisco will have to fend off the hot Colorado team with Tulowitzki who has had 12 homers in his last 14 games.

In other news, Russell Martin was evaluated Friday, and he should not need to be on crutches any longer after suffering a season-ending injury to his hip. 

It looks like I'll be watching the game on taped replay at 4PM, because for some ridiculous reason they aren't airing it live. The post game wrap up will be up later tonight. Go Blue:)

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