Giants 9, Dodgers 4

Joe Torre hinted at two things after the game.
First, when KABC’s Josh Suchon asked him about the way Eric Milton, Jeff Weaver and Shawn Estes have been pitching in Triple-A, Torre SEEMED to say one or more of those guys might be in the rotation soon — especially with Stults, McDonald and Kershaw having given up a combined 19 ER in 12 1/3 IP this time through the rotation.
“We would certainly like to do something that gives us just a little more depth and maybe a little more length,” Torre said.
Then, when a couple of Taiwanese reporters asked Joe about Kuo’s status after Kuo finally turned in a solid performance tonight — he pitched a perfect fifth inning with the Dodgers trailing 5-0, the exact sort of situation Joe had been trying to find to get him into — Joe said Kuo eventually will be the eighth-inning setup guy again.
“Kuo was good,” Torre said. “Hopefully, we can build on that. He ideally can pitch the eighth inning, and I wouldn’t be afraid to have him close if Broxton is unavailable. But I think we’re probably a few outings away from putting him back in that spot.”
Tim Lincecum was simply too much for the boys tonight. That’s about all you can say about this one. Dodgers fall to 14-8, still lead the Pods by 2 1/2 and start an 11-game homestand with a four-game series against the Pods beginning tomorrow night. James McDonald against Josh Geer at 7:10. Oh, and Friday night’s fireworks them is Vegas Night.

  • phillydodger

    Is it me, or does Lincecum now look like Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands…with the long dark hair, thin, guant face and the way he shredded the D’s lineup!

  • Old Brooklyn Fan

    So Long Tony
    And good luck to you.

    I enjoyed reading your columns.
    Joe Pierre