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LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Win Two in a Row!
LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 6-1. Can the Dodgers play the Reds everyday? Seriously. Not only do the Dodgers score more than one run, they give beleaguered starter Derek Lowe run support. Pitching on a strict count, Lowe pitched only 5 1/3 innings making 85 pitches giving up only one run on three hits with six strikeouts. James Loney helped the cause hitting a solo homer and an RBI double. Dare we wish for three straight wins?
NY Mets defeat LA Angels 5-4 (10). Down 3-1 in the fifth inning with the bases loaded with no outs, the Angels rallied for three runs to take a 4-3 lead. However Torii Hunter losing track of outs which led to a rundown at third ended the inning and the Angel's scoring. Angel's closer Francisco Rodriguez blew the save allowing the Mets to tie the game, and in the tenth Damon Easley went yard against Justin Speier. The Mets win the series despite losing their manager.
As remarkable as Tiger Woods' performance this past weekend at Torrey Pines to win the US Open was, the full extent of his injury was revealed today. Evidently in those 91 holes, he played with a torn ACL and a double stress fracture of his left tibia. He will undergo season ending surgery to fix all that up. Hopefully the PGA and all the sponsors had their fun in the sun this past weekend because it looks like no one will be watching any gold for the rest of the year. I certainly won't.
Speaking of injuries, the Dodgers got a little break. Starter Hiroki Kuroda who underwent MRIs Wednesday on his throwing shoulder was diagnosed with tendinitis and inpingement of his shoulder. He got a cortizone shot and will be throwing a bullpen session this weekend. Depending on how he feels after that, it looks like he will only miss one start. However the Dodgers are already short-handed with starter Brad Penny on the disabled list with tendinitis and inflammation of his throwing shoulder and Rafael Furcal likely out until after the All Star Break with a bulging disk in his back.
You know how the Brits love their tabloids. Rumor has it Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho will sign with the Galaxy. If this deal comes through, the Anscultz Entertainment Group, owners of the LA Galaxy, will cement the Galaxy's status as the dumpster for aging soccer stars.
LA Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds. Eric Stults will make his season debut with the Dodgers facing Reds' ace Aaron Harang. 9:35 am FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
Chicago Fire at Chivas USA. Chivas look to get back on track after a two match losing streak against the Chicago Fire in a national televised game. 7:30 pm ESPN2.
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