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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Swept Away by Mets

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NY Mets defeat LA Dodgers 7-3. Both Madonna in 2002 and the Dodgers in New York were Swept Away and both were epically horrific. The Dodgers brought up John Ely from Albuquerque to pitch in his first Major League game, and aside from a particularly bad second inning when he gave up four runs thanks to his questionable fielding choices. The Dodgers scored one run in the third inning thanks to throwing error by shortstop Jose Reyes and two in fifth on a Russell Martin homer. Ronald Belisario came on in relief in the seventh inning and gave up two more runs. The Dodgers now at 8-13 are tied with the Atlanta Braves with the worst record in the National League. Only the Baltimore Orioles at 4-17 have a worse record in all of baseball.

LA Angels defeat Cleveland Indians 4-3. The Angels had to rally in the final game of their 10-game homestand. Indians’ starter Jake Westbrook was dealing to start the game staying perfect until Torii Hunter hit a single in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ervin Santana gave up a run in the second on a Jhonny Peralta sacrifice fly ball, and two runs in the sixth on a Grady Sizemore single and by hitting Travis Hafner with the bases loaded. But Hunter would get Santana off the hook with an Earl Weaver in the bottom half of the inning to tie things up. With Hunter on third base in the bottom of the ninth, Howie Kendrick pushed a bunt that flared between the mound and first base for the walk off bunt. It’s not quite a squeeze, but it gets the job done just as well. Manager Mike Scioscia was not responsible for calling the bunt since he was ejected in the bottom of the second inning arguing with third base umpire Rob Drake who ruled that Hideki Matsui swung on a 0-1 pitch that he tried to dodge away from being hit.

Tonight’s Action

Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12) at LA Dodgers (8-13). Brian Burres (0-1, 9.31 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 3.13 ERA). 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.