LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Win a Squeaker
LA Dodgers defeat Colorado Rockies 4-2 (13 innings). The game just wouldn't end. All of the scoring in regulation came in the fifth with each team scoring twice. While both teams had their chances in the tenth inning to put it away, the lack of fundamental offensive baseball kept the game tied. Finally in the 13th inning with Casey Blake on board with a single, who else would knock the walk off homer other than Andre Ethier. To be honest Ethier's at bat looked horrendous until he popped that change up out to right field. So the Dodgers manage to avoid losing three consecutive games, the only team in baseball to do so. Also Randy Wolf gets his 11th no-decision of the season. The offensive star of the game was Juan Pierre who went 3-for-5 with a walk, three stolen bases and NO runs. Like I said, the Dodgers have not been playing fundamental baesball.
LA Angels defeat Texas Rangers 5-2. The Angels having overtaken the Rangers for first place in the AL West over the weekend asserted their dominance against them Monday night. Well it didn't start out that way with the Angels having no answers against Ranger's starter Vicente Padilla. But the Angels stuck with it in the sixth inning as Padilla wilted in the Dallas heat. Vladimir Guerrero led off the inning with a single followed by a Juan Rivera homer to give the Angels a 3-2 lead. Kendry Morales decided he wanted in and lined a pitch out to center field for a homer of his own. Maicer Izturis would wind up scoring on Chone Figgins' sacrifice fly to give the Angels a four-spot in the inning. The Angels would only give up two hits after that and seal the deal. The Angels have now won 13 of their last 16 games and take a 2 1/2 game lead over the Rangers.
Colorado Rockies at LA Dodgers. Jason Marquis vs. Chad Billingsley (both looking for their 10th win). 7:10 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at Texas Rangers. Joe Saunders vs. Scott Feldman. 5:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.