Dodgers Edge Brewers to Win Season Series and Maintain 1 Game Lead
Last night's festivities brought out the best in two players. The veteran Derek Lowe pitched a phenomenal 8 innings. He gave up only 1 run on 3 hits. An even more remarkable stat is that Derek needed only 79 pitches to win his 14th game of the year. Derek Lowe has a record of 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA over the last 9 games he has pitched. This streak includes a 3-inning stint as a reliever in a 16-inning marathon against the Cincinnati Reds. In that game, Derek was the winning pitcher; he gave up only 1 hit during this between-start appearance.
Matt Kemp, one of the Dodgers' most talked-about rookies this year, stepped back into the line-up. While with the AAA Dodgers affiliate Las Vegas 51’s, Matt hit a robust .337 with a .963 OPS. However, since being called up to the big club on September 1st he had only gone 1 for 8. Matt needed to fall back on the instruction and experience earned while in Las Vegas. Fortunately, he did just that.