LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Sweep Aside the Giants
It's Mannywood in the pavilion although Manny Ramirez has been quiet to start the season. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
LA Dodgers defeat San Francisco Giants 7-2. The week is always rosier when the Dodgers sweep the Giants. Eric Stults getting another start in the placed of injured Hiroki Kuroda went five innings giving up two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts. It's really hard to follow Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw who combined for 24 strikeouts in the first two games of the series. But the bullpen atoned for Wednesday's game with James McDonald, Ronald Belisario and Will Ohman combined for four scoreless innings. So far the pitching is holding up better than expected.
LA Angels defeat Seattle Mariners 5-1. The Angels avoided the sweep in Seattle by plating five runs in the sixth inning. Mike Napoli on an 0-2 count with two outs and the bases loaded hit a single to center field allowing two to score which opened the floodgates. Joe Saunders gave had his typical outing pitching seven innings giving up one run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts shutting down a Mariners offense that has been hot to start off the season.
Anaheim Ducks defeat San Jose Sharks 2-0. Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller had no Stanley Cup Playoff experience prior to this game. He played like a veteran notching a shutout against the President's Trophy winning San Jose Sharks. Granted the Sharks are known more for choking in the playoffs, and they did nothing to prove it wrong giving up a power play goal to Scott Niedermayer early in the third period assisted by Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Whitney. Getzlaf scored a goal at the end of the period after coming out of the penalty box.
Colorado Rockies at LA Dodgers. Jorge de la Rosa vs. Randy Wolf. 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at Minnesota Twins. Dustin Moseley vs. Nick Blackburn. 5:10 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.