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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Notes From Wednesday's Game

  1. Why was Jonathan Broxton brought in for the 3rd straight day and 4th day out of 5? Even if you believe his toe injury in 100% better (which I don't) that's a ridiculous overuse of a reliever. If this was the playoffs or World Series, sure, I could live with that decision, but as important as these game are, it's not worth overusing Broxton and putting him at a higher risk of injury.
  2. I blame the loss on Torre for bringing in Broxton (who pitched well enough to get out of that inning without the run scoring) and Russell Martin for making the poor decision to throw to second; he should have just held onto the ball.
  3. 3 errors, and the hit Hudson muffed could have been scored an error as well. Sheesh.
  4. Perhaps the flu-like symptoms he had been suffering from affected Kershaw, and maybe they didn't. 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 5 K, 4 BB, 1 WP, 97 pitches - 60 for strikes.
  5. Andre Ethier (25) and Casey Blake (14) both hit solo shots to account for the Dodgers' only runs.
  6. Ethier (single, HBP) and Orlando Hudson (single, BB) were the only Dodgers to reach base more than once.
  7. Tony Abreu was recalled and struck out pinch-hitting.
  8. Hiroki Kuroda was officially placed on the 15-Day DL.
  9. Vicente Padilla was signed. Why exactly? Start Scott Elbert.


Matt Kemp Bobblehead Night was fun even with the loss, and I almost snagged a second one. So close.


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