Cubs 3, Dodgers 1

They play a song here after every Cubs victory that, if you can believe this, is EVEN WORSE than Go Dodgers Go. And the worst part of all is, people here ACTUALLY SING ALONG TO IT. Dodgers went 1 for 5 w/RISP and, for the fourth time in their past five games, scored either one run or zero runs. This time, it wasn’t the surging Ryan Dempster who shut them down. This time, it was Sean Gallagher, who started the season in the bullpen and came into this one with a 5.68 ERA. Tough to win that way. … Jeff Kent woke up with a stiff back. Maybe it was the Westin Heavenly Bed. Guess it’s a good thing I’m at the Sheraton this time. Anyway, he thought he could play, but it tightened up on him again during BP. He’s day to day — but then, you may recall, so was Furcal. … Fukudome went 1 for 2 with a walk against Kuroda, then hit a backbreaking, RBI double off Broxton in the seventh, all of which will be duly noted by just about every Japanese media outlet you can possibly think of, and even by several that you can’t. … Can’t believe every paper in Louisiana didn’t send a reporter here to cover this historic game, what with Danny Ardoin, Juan Pierre, Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot all in the starting lineup of one team or the other. … Boys fall to 26-25. Snakes play later.

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  • TeamHasHoles

    Was the Cubs’ victory song worse than Tommy’s incredibly off-key rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame?”

  • dud dew

    First Kent signing, I said ok.
    Second, I said, mistake, now please don’t compound it by letting him vest in 2007.
    Furcal, said he’s a nice player, when healthy, and with this overpayment, better hope he’s healthy.
    Schmidt, said way too much wear and tear, beginning to show, don’t sign him any more than two, with heavily incentive-laden deal (which, I understand in that market, was another way of saying don’t sign him, and that was the heart of the message).
    Andruw Jones could, I said, even before he was signed, be the worst of a long and terrible bunch of front-office shenanigans, going back to Fred Claire and his “baseball” people (and where is Saint Logan’s chair in these conferences, when potential boondoggles are being constructed?). He’s been worse than imagined.
    How’m I doin’? Have the Boston mick call this Brooklyn mick before any more deals, ok?

  • TeamHasHoles

    Well, to be fair to “Saint Logan”… he’s been the one protecting the best players on the team from being traded (ya know, all of his great draft picks) while NC wastes FMc’s huge profits on countless over payments to talentless, overweight and past their prime players.

    I wouldn’t lump LW in with these guys. I’d be happy to see FMc replace NC with LW. Someone is going to hire LW to GM in the MLB someday. Might as well be the LAD.

    (I could use more faux initials, but I thought I’d stop there before my post begins to look like one of Einstein’s equations) :)

  • Craig Phillips

    Hi Tony,
    Do you think the Dodgers are getting close to the point where they’d DFA Mark Sweeney and replace him with Andy LaRoche? I know they are (finally!) trying LaRoche at 2nd and 1st to give him more spaces to play with the big club (and DeWitt can play 2nd in a pinch, too). LaRoche is ready to contribute, especially with Kent struggling and hurting, and Mark Sweeney, as great a career as he’s had as a pinch hitter just seems done. Do you think that sort of move is coming?

    Thanks and happy travels.

  • Tony Jackson

    Hey Craig,
    My guess is that move will come only when they feel they can get Andy a significant number of ABs up here. They do NOT want him coming here and sitting around.