I went to the Dodgers game today, the last home game of the season and fan appreciation day. It turned into Nomar appreciation day, as he hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 9th, his SECOND walk-off homer in a week!
Almost as impressive was Dodger pitching, who combined for 13 strikeouts and NO earned runs. The only run given up was unearned, due to a Betimit error at third. Kuo went 7 strong innings, Broxton struck out 3 and Saito struck out 2 of 3 batters faced in the top of the 9th.
Alas, all the Dodgers did was tread water. The Phillies won and the Padres won. The Dodgers are off tomorrow, which means they can at best continue treading water, at worst drop further back in the West and the Wild Card. At least they get some rest before going to Colorado.
The Angels managed to win in Oakland, keeping them alive for another day. With a magic number of 2, they have no margin for error.
The Bills lost, and New England is being shut out by Denver.