LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Beat up on Another Chicago Team
LA Dodgers defeat Chicago White Sox 5-2. This was Hiroki Kuroda at his best. Kuroda gave up a solo shot to former Dodger prospect Paul Konerko in the second inning and an RBI single to Jermaine Dye in the ninth as the only blemishes in his 8 2/3 inning performance. After Dye's single Jonathan Broxton came in and Jim Thome to strike out to end the game. Meanwhile the offense was buoyed by James Loney's two-run dinger in the second and Casey Blake's two-run single in the eighth inning. The Dodgers are now 23 games over .500 the most since the end of 2004.
LA Angels defeat Colorado Rockies 4-3. Angel's starter Sean O'Sullivan threw a pitch behind Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in the fourth inning. It enraged Tulo enough that he took the next pitch out of the park. When Tulo came up again in the sixth inning with Brad Hawpe on first, he hit another one down the left field line and out marking his first multi-homer game. Unfortunately for the Rockies Tulo was the only source of offense. Meanwhile the Angels came back in the bottom of the eighth thanks to two defensive miscues by Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart off of Angels bunts. After an Erick Aybar bunt with Jeff Mathis on first, Stewart double-clutched the ball failing to get the the throw in time to first. On Chone Figgin's bunt, pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez fielded the ball and threw it on the mark to Stewart who inexplicably failed to touch third base on the force play. Bobby Abreu would come up and line a single to right scoring Mathis and Aybar.
Albuquerque Isotopes defeat Nashville Sounds 1-0. In the bottom of the seventh inning Dee Brown hit a single on a line drive to right field scoring Luis Maza for the only run of the game. Oh yeah. Manny Ramirez started the game at left field in his first "rehab" start going 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
Luc Robitaille enters NHL hall of fame. The highest scoring left winger in NHL history got the call to the hall of fame. Originally selected by the Kings in the ninth round of the draft in 1984, Lucky Luc went on to play 19 seasons in the NHL including three separate stints with the Kings while winning the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. Winning the Calder Cup Trophy in the 1986-1987 season as the NHL's Rookie of the Year, he recorded 1,394 points and scored 668 goals. Retiring after the 2005-2006 season, Robitaille was named the King's President of Business Operations in May 2007. Congratulations to Luc!
LA Dodgers at Chicago White Sox. Randy Wolf vs. Gavin Floyd. 5:11 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Colorado Rockies at LA Angels. Jason Marquis vs. Joe Saunders. 7:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.