LAst Night's Action: Heart Attack Special
LA Dodgers defeat Philadelphia Phillies 8-6. The Dodgers were lucky to have a big lead going into the bottom of the ninth or these words would be talking about the Dodgers third consecutive game lost in the ninth inning. It seemed like the Dodgers had finally learned that one Manny an entire team does not make, but that ninth inning almost undid things. Jonathan Broxton gave up three hits and two earned runs in that ninth inning but got out of the jam when Ryan Howard hit a grounder weakly to second. Nomar Garciaparra will be back in the lineup after his 50th trip on the DL. The question now is who goes down? It's starting to sound like Andruw Jones might go on the DL. Maybe.
- The men's 4x100m freestyle relay was perhaps the best ever. The US men ended up winning in thrilling fashion keeping Michael Phelps' dream of breaking Mark Spitz's record. After the favored French team declared they would "smash" the US, the froggies ended up stunned and silent. Sacre bleu!
- UCLA quarterback Ben Olsen was carted off the field on Saturday suffering a broken right foot. Yes that's the same broken foot he suffered in spring practice. He'll be out for at least eight weeks making him questionable for starting any game this season. Meanwhile USC is saying their quarterback Mark Sanchez will only be out two weeks and is hoping to start in the season opener at Virginia on August 30.
Seattle Mariners at LA Angels. Former Angel starter Jarrod Washburn will take the hill for Seattle against Jon Garland. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.
Philadelphia Phillies at LA Dodgers. It's Joe Beimel bobblehead night! Cole Hamels gets the start for the Phillies against phenom Clayton Kershaw. 7:10 pm FSN Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
AP Photo by Gus Ruelas