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Monday, May 16, 2011

Dodgers Attempt to Brew Up a Win

Brewers @ Dodgers
7:10pm
Game 1

Well, it seems like every weekend the Dodgers drop both Saturday & Sunday's game. Is it too much to ask for to enjoy a win over the weekend? The Dodgers have a 2 game series with the Brewers and a 2 game series with the Giants before heading back to Chicago for their first taste of Interleague play of the season. Let's hope we can squeeze out more than 1 run per game, and actually gain some momentum before we leave home.

The short two game series against the Brewers pits them against a team fresh off a sweep of the Pirates, while the Dodgers are reeling from a lost series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Brewers have a similar record as the Dodgers with 19 wins and 21 losses, the Dodgers have one more loss with 22. They are now 4 games back of the Giants who are in first place with Colorado in second place 1.5 games back.

Jon Garland (1-2, 3.66) will go to the mound for the Dodgers instead of Hiroki Kuroda. He is 3-0 with a 2.15 ERA in his career against the Brewers. In his last outing he threw two good innings before the game was canceled due to rain in Pittsburgh. Shaun Marcum (4-1, 2.72) will pitch for Milwaukee.


Although defensively sound, Juan Uribe's average is only .200 and he is 2- for -31 with 9 Ks since being hit on the hand back on May 4th.



Lineup:

Carroll 6
Miles 4
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Uribe 5
Loney 3
Gibbons 7
Barajas 2
Garland 1

Luckily we won't be graced with the likes of Juan Castro in the starting lineup tonight, but we do get Jay Gibbons in left field. Gibbons has a .083 average with 1 hit in 12 at bats since coming off the DL. We also get to witness his Gold Glove ability in the outfield. But in all seriousness, does this lineup not scream 1 run off 4 hits? I guess we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, it could just as likely be a shutout.

Let's hope for the best Dodger fans. Remember, it can't get much worse! Go Blue:)

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