LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Lose Yet Win
Manny Shares the Celebration with the Fans. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
San Diego Padres defeat LA Dodgers 7-5. Yeah the Dodgers lost, but as Vin Scully so eloquently put it, "Who cares?" The Dodgers found out at 2:32 pm that they were NL West Champs. They went through warm ups, batting practice and the game, then the celebration began. Now this is the first celebration I have seen where the players took to the fans. Russell Martin and Manny Ramirez were among the players spraying fans with champagne and beer. Next for the Dodgers is the final series of the season at San Francsico. As for the postseason, the Dodgers could face either the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies or Chicago Cubs in the first round.
Oregon State Beavers defeat (1) USC Trojans 27-21. Oh the Pac 10. Up until this game it was widely thought the Pac 10 was the Trojans and everyone else. Well scratch that thought. Now the Pac 10 is officially a complete joke. The Trojans lost to a team that lost to Stanford and was whooped by Penn State. What more can be said?
LA Angels defeat Seattle Mariners 6-4. The Angels continued in their quest for the best record in baseball with their franchise tying 99th win of the season. Vladimir Guerrero broke the 4-4 tie in the ninth inning with a two-run homer off of JJ Putz. The Angel's magic number for home field throughout the postseason is down to one with Tampa Bay's loss to Detroit.
Chicago Fire defeat LA Galaxy 3-1. The Galaxy had a chance to take a step away from the pack in the Western Conference. Instead they miss a golden opportunity against the league's best defense. If the Galaxy miss the playoffs, they need to look no further than their 1-7-6 record in their last 14 matches.
LA Dodgers at San Francisco Giants. Derek Lowe will most likely take the hill against Brad Hennessey. I think. 7:35 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Texas Rangers at LA Angels. Vicente Padilla will hopefully stop the Angels from getting their 100th win against John Lackey. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.