Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bonds Goes 0/3, Dodgers Win!

Hendrickson went 7 fairly strong innings, giving up 3 earned runs, but it wasn't good enough for a decision, as the Dodgers only scored one run in those innings.

In later innings, the Dodgers looked a lot better. Scott Proctor's one pitch finished the inning with Russell Martin throwing out an attempted steal. Broxton gave up a run and a walk, but got the win when the Dodgers had a 4-run 8th inning.

The bats looked better tonight, with 2 hits (including a triple) and 2 RBI from Pierre, and 2 hits from Martinez, a hit, two walks and 3 runs scored by Furcal. Nomar had a 2-run homer. Gonzalez had 2 RBI.

Pierre, Furcal, Martin and Garciaparra all had stolen bases. Martin's stolen base, his 18th, matches a Dodger record for stolen bases by a catcher in a season.

It was interesting to hear the crowd in person. It was clear that there were many people there solely to boo Barry Bonds. This became most clear when Bonds was taken out for a pinch runner in the top of the 8th and literally thousands of people walked out immediately. (The score was 4-2 at this point.) The sellout crowd of 56,000 was loud throughout the game, even after the exodus, and especially when Nomar hit his homer.
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