Dodgers 9, Mets 5

The Dodgers went 6 for 9 w/RISP. That’s one fewer hit w/RISP than they had gotten in their eight previous games combined. A BUNCH of hits to the right side by right-handed hitters, a very promising sign for an offense that might be about to get untracked. … Clayton Kershaw struggled mightily, walking three consecutive batters at one point and coughing up leads of 3-0 and 4-3. He was gone with two outs in the fourth. But Chan Ho Park saved the day for the Dodgers, holding the Mets sufficiently at bay over the next 3 1/3 until the Dodgers could put together a five-run eighth inning off Pedro Feliciano and a horrendously inept Aaron Heilman. Heilman, who now has a 6.67 ERA left the field to a deafening chorus of boos, but the crowd saved some of those boos for manager Willie Randolph, who left the field moments later after handing the ball to reliever Scott Shoeneweis. … Dodgers reach the one-third mark with a 27-27 record, which if my math is correct puts them on pace to finish 81-81. Snakes are tied 2-2 in the sixth, but they’re playing the Nationals, so …

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  • rafael

    tony, any word on furcal? you said he woudn’t be out TOO much longer. But in a statement by orre he said that raffy wan’t close. What gives, and can you give me an estimate as to how much longer furcal will be out?

  • Tony Jackson

    No estimate whatsoever. What I can tell you is that he is going to need a short minor-league rehab after being out so long, so you’re probably looking at the next trip, which conveniently begins in San Diego on June 10. But that’s just a guess.