Hiroki Kuroda-5-3 vs. Edwin Jackson-3-5
the Dodgers finally get their sparkplug back. Rafael Furcal (Hit Machine) returns to the Dodger lineup today, as Uribe is placed on the DL with that hip flexor injury.
The Dodgers have been without Furcal for way too long now. Hit machine has been the heart and soul of the Dodger lineup. weve been desperatly missing him. for today, Carroll slides over to second, and Russ "hail Mary" Mitchell gets the start at third, a reward for his heroic hail mary home run on friday night, during the Dodgers 6-4 win. Jay Gibbons will be handling the DH duties today.
Kuroda takes the mound for the Dodgers, hes been on fire latly, he will counter, former Dodger Edwin Jackson. yes he is the same pitcher who pitched a no hitter last year for Arizona.
in other very sad news, former Dodger catcher Gary Carter has a brain tumor, according to various reports. Carter played for the Dodgers in 1991, and played in the MLB for 18 seasons. we wish him the very best and for a speedy recovery.
after todays game the Dodgers will fly to minute maid park, to play Houston for three games, before coming back home. game time at 1110AM.