Dodgers 6, Angels 3

Blake DeWitt went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer — OK, the TV replays SEEMED to show a fan reaching over and catching the ball before it cleared, but if the umpire says it’s a home run, it’s a home run — in a semi-nationally televised game, raising his average to .327. It amazes me that the national media still hasn’t picked up on this guy, because he is truly one of the great stories of this baseball season. My guess is it will eventually happen, and sooner rather than later, especially if he keeps playing like this. … Meanwhile, the Dodgers win a game here for just the second time in the past four seasons — although it is worth pointing out that they are now 1-0 all-time at Angel Stadium when DeWitt plays (he sat last night). … Also, a couple of Japanese reporters pointed out after the game (although they weren’t certain about this) that this might have been the first time in the history of baseball that a team won a game by using all Asian pitchers (excluding complete games pitched by Asian starters, of course). The cool thing about it is that the three pitchers — Chan Ho Park (Korea), Hong-Chih Kuo (Chinese Taipei or Taiwan, I keep forgetting which one you’re supposed to call it) and Takashi Saito (Japan) — are not only all Asian, but hail from three different Asian countries. … Dodgers go to 22-20. … Snakes are in the top of the first with the Motor City Kitties.

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  • stickmanfob

    Is it too early to say that even though Chan Ho only pitched four innings that he is back and adding value to the blue? Everyone bashed his fourth inning but he showed a lot of heart to stick through it and finish the inning without totally breaking down. Funny how no one even mentions the guy anymore but from a roster of pitchers who aren’t producing the middle relievers seem to be getting the job done.