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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dodgers Biting Heels of Rockies for Third Place

Rockies @ Dodgers
Game 3

The Dodgers are on a hot streak, and look to pick up their 5th win in a row and sweep the Rockies tonight. The Dodgers are only 1/2 game back of the third place Rockies in the standings, and with the Rockies bumbling defense and hurt CarGo, we may be able to overtake them. The Dodgers are only 9 games under .500 now, and it would be wonderful to get this win before the day off tomorrow.

The starting pitching has been excellent of late. Hiroki Kuroda (6-12, 3.19) will take the mound for the Dodgers. Let's hope Hiro gets some run support so he can pick up his 7th victory. With the Dodgers in the midst of a winning streak, the idea of trading Kuroda seems more and more less likely to me. Like I said before, why dilute the rotation and spur more losing? Fans still want to see some wins. With such a weak division, you never know what could happen in these last two months. Aaron Cook (1-5, 5.84) won his first game of the season last Friday against the D-Backs, and he is 6-7 with a 4.09 ERA in 17 starts against the Dodgers. Cook has been on the Rockies since he came up in 2002.

Hot Streaks:
Tony Gwynn is 26-79 in 22 games and hitting .329 since June 26.

Javy Guerra is 8 for 8 in saves. He has only allowed 1 run in 13 innings at Dodger Stadium which equals a 0.69 ERA. He has not allowed a HR after 23 1/2 innings in the Majors.

Earlier in the day, Angel pitcher Ervin Santana pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians. I caught the 9th inning. It's always magical to see a no-hitter in progress. The Angels won 3-1. The Indians scored their run from an error and a wild pitch in the first inning. There has been three no-nos this season. Francisco Liriano on May 3rd, Justin Verlander on May 7th, and Ervin Santana July 27th.


Gwynn 7
Furcal 6
Ethier 9
Kemp 8
Miles 5
Loney 3
Barajas 2
Carroll 4
Kuroda 1

Go Blue:)

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