Cubs 5 9 0
Dodgers 1 6 0
*UPDATE* we learned during the game, that Broxton has been complaining of elbow pain, and will undergo an MRI. this could explain is awful pitching. if true, im willing to give him a reprieve, if they can find out what the hell is wrong with him. a bigger issue might be finding an MRI machine large enough to fit the big guy. LOL. well keep you updated as soon as we know anything.*****
another day another agonizing loss. attendance is plummeting at the stadium, and it seems certain the Dodgers are headed for last place in another lost season. we have scumbag owner Frank Mccourt and GM Ned Colletti to thank.
about 5 minutes before game time, ethier was scracthed from the lineup with a sore left elbow. his 29 game hitting streak put on hold for the time being. Mattingly said hes just sore and should be ok to play in new york.
Zambrano came into the game with a 10 game winning streak and it continued as he pitched 8 dominating innings only allowing 1 run off 5 hits with only 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
meanwhile Lilly couldnt make it through the 6th inning as usual allowing 5 runs on 8 hits, and taking the loss.
however he was fine through 5 innings, and it was only 1-0 into the 6th. the Cubs did make three outs on the basepaths though in some hilarious TOOTBLANS.
in the top of the third, Soriano singles, and is thrown out trying to tag at second on a Pena fly ball. gwynn throwing him out. TOOTBLAN-1
in the 5th, Baker singles a bloop falling in front of gibbons in right field. gibbons recovers to throw out Baker trying to take second TOOTBLAN-2 this turned out to be an important play, as Soto homers, giving the cubs the 1-0 lead.
in lilly's last inning, the 6th, Pena homers making it 2-0. Zambrano, a very good hitting pitcher (he has 22 homeruns!) singles, and take second, on a Barney single. Castro flies out. then Marlon Byrd hurts the Dodgers again, slamming a three run homerun to left. its 5-0. ramirez, walks, and with baker batting, ramirez is picked off first base by lilly. TOOTBLAN-3
the Dodgers get their only run of the game in the bottom of the 6th. gwynn leads off with a double, advances to third on a miles bloop single. gibbons scores gwynn with a sac fly. 5-1. Kemp grounds into a double play to end the inning.
Mattingly basically forfetied this game with this lineup. in the fourth inning things got worse for the Dodgers as Uribe was hit in the hand by a Zambrano pitch and had to be removed. he has a burised hand and is day-to-day.
Sean Marshall pitched the 9th inning for the cubs, retiring the side, and the game 5-1.
weve been through plenty of lean years before with the Dodgers. as wee see them lose four out of six on this awful homestand. theyve sucked before, and they suck this year. well at least well have lots of free time in october. tomorrow is an off day, then the team flys to New York for a three game series, fridays game is at 410 pacific time. until then. keep your head up Dodger fans. GO BLUE!