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Monday, August 17, 2009

Notes From Monday's Game

  1. The pitching's been criticized by many recently, but it's been a lack of offense that's done the Dodgers in. No reason to fret tonight though, considering Chris Carpenter was on the hill. He tends to pitch well against a lot of teams.
  2. Charlie Haeger was pretty good in his debut in Dodger Blue (7 IP, 5 Hits, 3 ER, o BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, O WP, O Passed Balls, 2 HR Allowed, 80 pitches - 61 for strikes). He made 2 bad pitches, and both ended up in the bleachers, though there's no shame in being taken yard by Albert Pujols. I think Haeger clearly earned another start(s), especially considering Joe Torre let Schmidt get multiple starts after coming off the DL.
  3. Torre should have let Haeger pitch the 8th.
  4. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless 9th, striking out 2 (both swinging) while allowing a single. Good to see him rebound.
  5. James Loney has as many steals as HR- 7. Take from that what you will.
  6. Matt Kemp hit his 20th double, Andre Ethier his 30th double.
  7. Kemp was back in the 6th spot. Stupid Torre. Not too hard to see that coming.
  8. Hiroki Kuroda's start Thursday will be skipped. Elbert or McDonald please. Probably Weaver though. Could be worse though - it could have been Schmidt.
  9. What's the point of sacrificing a man to second when you could have him steal second and then bunt him to third? The point is that it's Joe Torre making the calls, so throw logic out the window.

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