LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Ejected and Rejected
Arizona Diamondbacks (16-6) defeat LA Dodgers (9-13) 6-4. The good news: the Dodgers scored more than one run. The bad news: the Dodgers still lost. Chad Billingsley (0-4) started off shakily but eventually struck out six of eight consecutive batters. Jeff Kent and Joe Torre were ejected from the game in the top of the ninth for arguing a blown call in the eighth inning when second base umpire Andy Fletcher said Kent was off the base when trying to record an out at second.
LA Angels (14-9) defeat Boston Red Sox (15-9) 7-5. The Angels showed up in Fenway Park seemingly sleep walking. They rubbed the boogers out of their eyes in the seventh inning when they abused Red Sox relievers Javier Lopez, Manny Del Carmen and Hideki Okajima for four runs to blow the game open. They got two insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings which they needed since Scott Shields gave a two run blast in the bottom of the ninth to David Ortiz.
As noted here yesterday, the Dodgers announced a $500 million renovation project at the Stadium. It includes an entranceway heading straight towards centerfield that connects to a promenade lined with shops, restaurants, offices and a Dodger's history museum. You can read more about the details here accompanied with artist's renderings of the new project.
In a lead up to this Saturday's Super Clasico, here's an incredible story about three Cuban defectors getting a chance to tryout for the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. Although Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit decided not to sign any of the three, they will get an opportunity to try out for Chivas USA next week.
In response to Kobe Bryant "jumping" over the Aston Martin, the folk's at TNT's Inside the NBA made a response to the video featuring analyst Kenny Smith. Take a gander.
Colorado Rockies (10-12) at LA Dodgers (9-13). It's Joe Torre bobblehead night! Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2) against Hiroki Kuroda (1-2). 7:40 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels (14-9) at Detroit Tigers (10-13). Ervin Santana (3-0) against Nate Robinson (0-2). 4:00 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
AP Photo by Mark J. Terrill