Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 2

The eight-game losing streak, the longest by a Joe Torre-managed team since the 1982 Atlanta Braves, is over, Don’t overlook tonight’s contribution from Hong-Chih Kuo, who was dazzling. He struck out five of the seven batters he faced after entering with a man on second, a run in and nobody out in relief of Chad Billingsley in the eighth. That saved the Dodgers from having to use any other relievers. … By the way, Billingsley won’t start again until next Saturday against the Snakes because Derek Lowe, who pitches tonight, will go Friday night on normal rest because of the off-day Thursday. … Manny Ramirez reached base in nine consecutive plate appearances before grounding out in the ninth inning. Remarkably, this is the first time in his 16-year career that he has had back-to-back, four-hit games. … Dodgers go to 66-70 and pull within 3 1/2 of the Snakes.

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  • max_power

    1-0 in the post Kent cancer free clubhouse era… Chad Billingsley has been the Dodgers best player this year. He should have been our all star. When Edwin Jackson was botched Chad was our next great hope and he hasn’t disappointed. It’s hard to believe he just turned 24 and he’s already one of the best 10 or 15 pitchers in the majors. I hope he stays a Dodger his whole career. He’s going to have a great career before it’s all said and done.

  • The 5th Outfielder

    Oh shakey ‘az’…5-14 = 16 lives on. The Dodgers FINALLY won, but the journey ‘e’ wasn’t there of course – ofer 5 & with 3 strikeouts obviously he
    wasn’t ever even in the game.

    So it remains:

    5-14 = 16

    and meanwhile:

    14-4 = 9

    Juan Pi-erre!

    P-I-E-R-R-E!!

    Enjoy looking in through the window at the 5-14 = 16 boy in the bubble folks…heh heh heh

    : )

  • DodgerNRG

    Tony any news on Furcal returning anytime soon? i saw an article on him returning Sept 1st.

  • Tony Jackson

    Furcal is NOT returning Sept. 1 (that’s tomorrow, for those of you who don’t own a calendar). I believe he may be rejoining the team tomorrow, but he still isn’t going to be activated for a while. If he does come back, he WILL be eligible for postseason play.