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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Notes From Saturday's Game

    1. Randy Wolf was very good again (7 IP, 2 ER, 4 Hits, 5 K, O BB, 104 pitches - 70 for strikes). He also saw a lot of pitches in his at-bats against Padres' starter Mat Latos. Good game all around for Wolf.
    2. Bullpen: 2 IP, 2 Runs [1 ER], 6 Hits, 4 K, 0 BB.
    3. Andre Ethier hit his team-leading 28th HR of the season.
    4. James Loney (2 Singles, 2 BB) reached base 4 times, Rafael Furcal (Double, Single, BB) reached base 3 times, and Ethier (HR, Double), Russell Martin (Single, BB), and Orlando Hudson (Single, IBB) each reached base twice.
    5. Matt Kemp stole his 30th base of the season.
    6. Wolf is the first pitcher in baseball to reach 30 starts this season.
    7. Casey Blake sat out with tightness in his left hamstring. He's day-to-day.


    1. How much better is the offense when Furcal is productive?

      Another bad performance from James McDonald tonight. He's not the same pitcher we saw down the stretch last season.

    2. Welcome Cabell. Hope you enjoy the blog.

      Much, much better. He needs to get in a good flow and keep it going.

      Even though I'd prefer Martin to leadoff, with his superior eye, willingness to take walks, and power (I assume he can still hit HRs).

      With McD, the velocity is still excellent, and he had had some really good outings in recent weeks. Chalk one up to an off-night maybe? There's still time for him to get in a good rhythm for October though.