Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dodgers 3, Brewers 2

The Dodgers had another close one at the ravine tonight, with Ben Sheets pitching a great game for the Brewers, but Randy Wolf pitched better for the Dodgers and got the win, giving up only 2 earned runs and getting 4 strikeouts.

Tony Abreu was called up for a start at third base, and in the first play of the game he threw a routine grounder over Nomar's head for an error. He went 0 for 3 at the plate. But he also made a number of good plays as well. Still, one has to wonder why he's there at all, when they already have two 3rd basemen, and one is already a minor-league call up.

Russell Martin hit his third homer and Furcal kept his hitting streak alive.

Broxton pitched a perfect 8th. Saito allowed a hit in the 9th but kept his save streak alive as well, hitting 14 this season and 24 consecutive. The Dodgers maintain a half game lead over the Padres, an game and a half over Arizona, and 2 1/2 over the Giants.

Tomorrow Penny pitches for the Dodgers. The need to continue to win over a good team to stay in first.

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