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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kuroda, Ethier, and Dodgers spank Zambrano and cubs like a naughty child

Dodgers  7  11  1
Cubs       3  10  2
WP-Kuroda -3-2
Ethier-21 game hit streak

depsite a rocky first inning from Kuroda, the Dodgers scored 5 runs in the first inning off of Zambrano, and Kuroda settled down as the Dodgers won the rubber game of the three game series. and now hop on the plane for miami.

in the top of the first the Dodgers score 5 off big z and the lowly cubs.
Miles leads off wit5h a triple down the line. he had three hits today! blake was hit by a pitch in the back. yikes! ethier extends his hit streak to 21 games, when he hits a sharp liner to second that barney wasnt able to come up with, ruled a hit. Bison singles scoring blaker 1-0 dodgers :) next up Sandman doubles to right ethier scores, kemp goes to third. Loney does what he does best, groundout, but this grounder scores kemp from third, 4-0! big rod drives in kemp with a sac fly, 5-0 dodgers!. carroll flies out to end inning.

in the first inning Kuroda was vicitmized by a couple of poor plays behind him. Fukudome leads off with a double off of loney's glove. Barney singles fukudome goes to third. castro reaches on an error by carroll, which I think was mostly due to the old crappy wrigley field infield not being kept up. did you see the holes in the infield? dodger stadium's infield is in pristine condition! the ball taking a wierd hop scoring fukudome.

kuroda strikes out Ramirez. 1 out. pena singles castro scores. bryd strikes out, and after a wild pitch, soriano, strikes out to end the threat.

move to the third inning. kemp doubles, then scores on a loney single 6-2 Dodgers.

after a tough first inning, Kuroda took the cubs lineup put them over his knee and spanked them like a naughty child.

Kuroda didnt allow anything, until the 7th inning. he struck out 7 over 6.2 allowing 9 hits and two earned runs. walking none.

kuroda struck out soto, zambrano, barney, soraino, and pena twice.

the dodgers added one more run in the 6th, when big rod singled,  after carroll flied out, kuroda reaches on an error by castro. miles singles in a run, kuroda taking third. 6-2. blake walks, but ethier flies out.

in the 7th kuroda had to be relived. after soriano lines out, Soto doubles. after colvin pops out, fukudome singles on a liner that kuroda tried to deflect with his shoe. then Barney singles scoring Soto, 7-3.

Macdougal (dougie) comes in and does his job. Dougie gets castro to ground into a fielders choice.

hawksworth comes in for the 8th, and actually does his job pitching a scoreless inning.

Broxton comes in for the 9th and pitches a scoreless 9th as well, the final out coming on a nice play by miles at second.

also not jerry Sands made a good throw from left field, throwing out Ramirez as he strayed too far off the second base bag. sandman has a cannon.

so the dodgers take a series at wrigley :) very good. the Dodgers improve to 12-11, while the cubs fall back below .500. remember the cubs are a team to laugh at and ridicule.

watch Ethier try to extend his hit streak to 22 games! one more will tie the dodger record for longest hit streak in april (garciaparra 2006)
tomorrow garland vs. nalasco in miami at 410PM on kcal, see you tomorrow dodger fans. GO BLUE!

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