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Dodgers on a Three-Game Winning Streak

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Guess who popped up with the Padres Tuesday? If you guessed Brett Tomko you would be right.

Talk about tit for tat, the Padres acquired Tomko when he cleared waivers after being released by the Dodgers. If you remember, the Dodgers did the same when the bowling ball that is David Wells was released by the Padres. Collective dumpster diving much?

Tomko, who had gotten the most boos at Dodger Stadium second to Barry Bonds, was a complete nightmare this season for the Dodgers. He went 2-11 with a 5.80 ERA. The times he did pitch well the offense gave him no runs. Then there were times when he was just plain horrible.

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Having said that, I know there will be at least one game this month where he will completely dominate the Dodgers. Earlier this season former catcher and current Tampa Bay Devil Ray Dioner Navarro hit his first homer of the season against the Dodgers. There is no reason why I don’t see the same thing happening in Tomko’s case.

To more uplifting news the Dodgers are surprising me. I knew they had a good chance of winning this game, but usually that means they find ways of losing those games.

Despite early base running blunders by resident blunder Matt Kemp, they came roaring back in the fifth inning with two strikes and the game tied when Brad Penny decided to take the offense in his own hands. He hit a double that hit the left field line and ended up scoring on Juan Pierre’s single. The Dodgers would go on to a 6-2 victory earning Penny his 15th win.