LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Stumble in St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals defeat LA Dodgers 6-1. For the second game in a row the Dodgers have gotten 10 or more hits yet lost a game. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter was just that good. Although he gave up nine Dodgers hits he allowed only one run in seven innings pitched striking out two and walking two. Dodgers starter Randy Wolf had a decent outing going six innings giving up only two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. The Dodgers were in the game trailing 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh when James McDonald came into a game and had his first pitch taken out of the park by Mark DeRosa. Although Albert Pujols would hit a single only to get thrown out trying to advance to second by Matt Kemp, Matt Holliday would reach first thanks to a throwing error by third baseman Casey Blake. After Ryan Ludwick flew out to Kemp and Yadier Molina walked, Brent Leach came in for the Dodgers and gave up an RBI single to Rick Ankiel and Guillermo Mota gave up a 2 RBI double to Brendan Ryan. That was all she wrote.
Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 8-6. Do you remember the problem the Angels had at the beginning of the season with their bullpen blowing leads? Well it struck again. In the top of the ninth with the Angels leading 6-4, Brian Fuentes came in to close but gave up singles to Jamey Carroll and Shin-Soo Choo. Victor Martinez found his stroke again and hit an Earl Weaver to give the Tribe a 7-6 lead. On the next pitch Jhonny Peralta took Fuentes deep to make it an 8-6 lead. Kerry Wood would get the save for the Indians sending the shocked Angels back to the clubhouse.
- As mentioned earlier on Monday, Michael Vick was given a conditional reinstatement to the NFL by the commish Roger Gooddell. If Vick can sign with a team he will be allowed to participate in all team activities including meetings and practices, however he can only play the last two preseason games. Gooddell also will make a decision on whether to fully reinstate Vick by week six of the season. So in theory Vick could be reinstated for the first game of the season or be suspended for the remainder of the season. With that said will anyone sign Vick?
- Danger Will Robinson. Guess who decided to make a little visit to LA to visit an old pal. If you guessed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, then you win the jackpot. Yup according to his Twitter Wade is going to , "bring odom bac [sic] to miami."
LA Dodgers at St Louis Cardinals. Chad Billingsley vs Adam Wainwright. 5:15 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.
Cleveland Indians at LA Angels. David Huff vs. Jered Weaver. 7:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.