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Dodgers Lose Another One
I don’t know what more needs to be asked of Brett Tomko. He went six innings and gave up five hits and an unearned run (thanks to Juan Pierre’s fielding error in the first inning) with only one walk and three strikeouts in Friday night’s 4-1 loss against the Mets.
For a pitcher who a week ago had his confidence at an all-time low and decided to start pitching his cutter which he hasn’t pitched in a couple of years, he pitched like a pro despite the boos still rained upon him (though significantly less than before).
I hope he continues to pitch well for the Dodgers because from the looks of it the Dodgers need all the pitching they can get.
As for the offense, I still say the Dodgers are in a little bit of trouble. Besides Nomar’s home run and Jeff Kent’s double every other hit was a single. It’s awfully hard to win games when it takes four hits in an inning to score just one run.
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Nomar hit a homer! That was probably as amazing as Kirk Gibson’s home run in the World Series. Well, not really. Let's face it, he has only three this season. Yeah, go pop the champagne.
Nomar went 1-4 with said homer, a strikeout and a pop-up to to center field with first and third on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. He almost got an error for a wild throw to first baseman James Loney, but thankfully the runner didn’t advance.
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