LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Pull One Out of a Hat
Orlando Hudson crosses the plate as the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning. AP Photo/Chris Carlson
LA Dodgers defeat Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Going into the game everyone knew what the Dodgers game plan would be: wait out Dan Haren, hope the game doesn't get out of hand and pounce on the decimated bullpen. Haren went seven innings giving up only one run on two hits. He made the Dodgers look more like the Nati(o)nals. But he gave way to Tony Pena in the seventh inning and the Dodgers pounced. Matt Kemp led off with a single. With two outs, the Dodgers did their damage. Trailing 5-2, Loney cleared the bases with a double tying the game off of Daniel Schlereth (yes, the Big Stink's son). Casey Blake singled Loney home giving the Dodgers the lead. Jonathan Broxton used 15 pitches to get the DBacks out in the ninth. As SI's Jon Heyman tweeted, "anyone who doesnt believe in dodger magic isnt watching now."
Toronto Blue Jays defeat LA Angels 6-4. For the Angels a similar game plan was in order against 8-1 Roy Halladay. The only problem the Angels never got a chance to get into the Blue Jays bullpen. In the meantime Joe Saunders wasn't too sharp for the Angels giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings. The Angels would make things interesting in their four-run seventh, but Halladay wasn't having any more after that. In all, Halladay struck out 14 Angels while throwing 133 pitches, the most so far this season in baseball.
Arizona Diamondbacks at LA Dodgers. Jon Garland vs. Chad Billingsley. 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC. Jeanne Zelasco and Mark Sweeney on Dodger WIN also.
LA Angels at Toronto Blue Jays. Jered Weaver vs. Casey Janssen. 4:07 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.