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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dodgers go for sweep at the Busch

Dodgers Lineup

Hiroki Kuroda-9-14 vs. Jamie Garcia-10-6

the Dodgers look for a three game sweep today in the final game of this 10 game road beer trip. its been quite a while since we've seen the Dodgers sweep at Busch, and were still giddy from last night's 13-2 drubbing.

Mattingly shakes up the lineup again, loading the lineup with righties against the lefty Garcia.
A.J. Ellis will get his first start behind the plate. Casey Blake starts in place of Miles at third, Rivera switches over to right field, with Tony Gwynn playing in left.

the Dodgers will give the ball to Hiroki Kuroda. Kuroda has been great over his last four or five starts. he's won three of his last four decisions actually, and has even been getting run support of late. a big change for the normally unlucky right hander.
Hiroki is 9-14 with a 2.88 ERA. he's pitched well against the Redbirds. 0-2 but with an ERA of 3.00. the only cardinal to have any past success off of Kuroda is Moth man Holliday. he's hit .400 in 20 AB with a home run. of coarse Hiroki can sometimes have issues pitching in warm weather situations so well have to keep an eye on his pitch count.

the Cardinals will counter with Lefty Jamie Garcia. he is 10-6 this year with a 3.45 ERA. he is 2-0 against the Dodgers, with a 3.86 ERA.

todays game is on at 1110AM on Prime Ticket. so grab your coffee Dodger fans, its Morning baseball!

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