Dodgers Finally Beat the Cards!
I was really reluctant to go to the game Tuesday night. For starters I’m typing this in my new living room where boxes of books and junk are stacked up next to me awaiting a new home. I have thawed chicken in the fridge that waiting to be part of pad thai that I’ve been wanting to cook. And after watching the horror that was Monday night’s game, you can understand my reluctance. In the end I decided to go and just forget about all of these things and was treated to a somewhat wild game.
First off I must congratulate DUI. He’s the first Dodger in LA history to have three consecutive four-hit games. He went from batting .214 on Saturday to .297. That's an impressive feat to say the very least.
The Dodgers’ bats reared their ugly heads Tuesday night in the bottom of the third. After Prozac gave up four runs on four hits in the top of the third giving the Cardinals a 4-3 lead, the Dodgers responded by getting six runs off of six hits to take the lead for good at 9-4.
This led to a great opportunity for Hong-chih Kuo to get some big-league practice in the seventh inning after being called up today from Las Vegas*. He got hit up by the Cards for three runs and four hits, but with Bob’s Big Boy warming up in the pen the game was still out of reach.
I was actually happy the Cards made a mini-comeback just so I could see what the Dodgers would play for Saito as he came in to save the game. The choice: George Thorogood & the Destroyer’s “Bad to the Bone”. Knowing Saito’s goofy smile after he notches his saves I really didn’t feel it was appropriate. The best part of his entrance was seeing his name in Kanji.