Dodgers 6, Reds 1

First two-game winning streak since they took the middle two games of that four-game split with the Cubs to close out the last homestand. The diagnosis on Kuroda is good. He’s probably going on the DL so they can call up a reliever to replace Chan Ho Park, who is going to start in place of Kuroda on Saturday against the Tribe. But if you do the math, he hasn’t pitched in a week, so he’ll be eligible to return a week from Saturday against the Angels, so he’ll only miss one more start in addition to the one he already missed tonight. … Because I know someone is going to ask me, the reason D-Lowe was yanked with a 4-1 lead with one out in the sixth and after just 85 pitches was because he threw 121 his last time out and because being moved up a day messed with his between-starts routine (even though he was pitching on normal rest). Derek had done his lower-body workout on Tuesday, before he was told he was pitching. He normally does that TWO days before he pitches. … Dodgers go to 33-38. Snakes are up BIG on the Charlie Finleys, so probably no movement in the standings tonight.

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  • rayg

    Tony-why is Laroche sitting everyday? when is he going to get a start at 3b or 2b?

  • El Lay Dave

    Tony – thanks for the Lowe info; we were definitely wondering about that. As for Park, what about the pinch in the back he was feeling Saturday and the horrendous outing on Sunday? Is he really ok to start on Saturday?

    rayg – tomorrow is a day game, so Kent could be sitting….

  • Tony Jackson

    Park is pitching Saturday. Only thing that would have kept him from it was if he had been needed in long relief today. … And Joe hinted before the game that he is now more open to the possibility of LaRoche starting at 2B.