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Saturday, May 21, 2011

just another day in paradise for Dodgers

Dodgers      2    7  0
White Sox   9  16  0

Seriosuly I joke, but were slowly decending into a nightmare here, and the team is beginning to resemble a pacific coast league team. more players continue to go down with injuries. Uribe after an MRI, is supposed to be placed on the disabled list. Aaron Miles is still hurt with a strained rib cage. the Dodgers are running out of players.

it was no shock today that they lost to the White Sox 9-2. Jon Garland really stunk up the place, with his worst outing of the year. he allowed 7 runs in 3.2 innings, and was unable to get out of the fourth inning, against former teammate Mark Buehrle.

it was a tie game until that awful fourth inning.  the Dodgers threatened int he first, but of coarse failed to score.  Castro and Kemp both single. (yes castro!) but big rod leaves them stranded by lining out.

the white sox score first in the bottom of the first. with 1 out, Alexi Ramirez doubles to left, Ogre strikes out (Adam Dunn struck out four times today!), Konerko who had 3 hits, singles in ramirez. Pierzynski singles konerko to third, then Rios grounds out to second.

both pitchers have scoreless second innings. the bottom of the second is highlighted by Beckham lining into a double play at first.

the Dodgers have a buntfest in the third inning, and pick up a run to tie the game. Carroll bunts up along third and reaches safly. Castro then comes up and bunts, unfortunatly for chicago, no one is covering the bag at first, and Castro is safe. Ethier's groundball moves the runners to second and third. Kemp's groundball scores Carroll tie game 1-1

the fourth inning is where Garland chokes, as the whitesox score 6 runs. Konerko leads off with a single, Pierzynski follows with a single, but Jerry Sands throws out Konerko trying to advance to third. nice gun kid! that play would be important, as the next batter Rios homers to deep left. 3-1 Chicago
then the floodgates open and Garland is left in to decompose. Vizquel singles, Lillibridge is hit by a pitch, Beckham singles. everyones safe, bases loaded. the carnage continued. Pierre lines out. then a Ramirez single plates VIzquel and Lillibridge. its 5-1. it doesnt stop there. he walks Dunn. Mattingly finally brings a hook for Garland. suprising he was so bad today, considering he used to pitch at cellular field. Troncsucko is brought in, he promptly is greeted by a Konerko single, scoring two more 7-1. the inning mercifully comes to an end when Pierzynski grounds out.

both teams go down 123 in the 5th inning. suprisingly Troncsucko is still in.

top of the 6th inning, off of Buehrle Sands hits his first big league home run finally. 7-2. but its the lone murmor of protest for the depleted Dodgers.

in the bottom of the 7th, Mattingly again throws in the towel, officially forfeiting by bringing in the worst pitcher in all of baseball...Lance Cormier. Cormier immediatly gives up a double to Pierzynski, then a two run homerun to Lillibridge. ughhh 9-2 now. seriously can we please DFA this guy? at this point its just torture having to watch this loser pitch.

Pena releives Buehrle who is now the all time winning pitcher in interleague games, with a 24-6 record. he allows 2 runs in 7 innings. Pena allows only a walk to ethier.

shockingly Cormier pitches a scoreless 8th inning, only allowing a double to Ramirez, who was left stranded.

Pena pitches the 9th inning, allowing just a Sands walk, before retiring the side. 9-2 final.ugghhhh
there would be no miracle comeback today folks. nothing further to see here, just a depleted team falling further in the standings. very sad at this point.

the Dodgers are running out of players here. Furcal is supposed to be back either tomorrow or monday, but the Dodgers might be in some serious trouble once there back playing with NL rules, and they need a pinch hitter late in the game. we cant keep playing three players short on the bench. are you listening Donnie!? Casey Blake is also expected back sometime on the next homestand.

tomorrow in the rubber game, Hiroki Kuroda will go for the Dodgers, he will counter Edwin Jackson, who is another former Dodger. game time is 1110AM. well see you tomorrow. go blue!

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