The Dodgers got an RBI-single from Russell Martin in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 2-1 and complete a three-game sweep. Jeff Weaver started and rookie Brent Leach got his first major-league win. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball at 29-13 and extended their NL West lead over San Francisco to 8 1/2 games.
Chad Billingsley improved to 6-1 as the Dodgers beat the Mets 5-3 tonight. Casey Blake hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off John Maine in the sixth inning. The Dodgers still have the best record in baseball at 28-13.
Chad Billingsley became the National League’s first six-game winner, beating the Mets 5-3.
Each of Billingsley’s nine starts have been quality starts (at least six innings, three or fewer runs).
Orlando Hudson exited the game in the top of the seventh inning with a bruised left shoulder suffered while trying to catch Jose Reyes’s bloop single to shallow right field. Hudson is listed as day-to-day.
Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson was honored Monday night with the inaugural Albert Einstein Leadership Award by the Pasadena Unified School District’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
Hudson was unable to attend the ceremony, as he had a game against the Mets.
The award recognizes an individual who, through personal success or extraordinary effort, has positively impacted the special education cause or the public’s perception of special education students.
In 2008, Hudson established the non-profit foundation C.A.T.C.H. (Curing Autism Through Change and Hope) to enable children with autism to enjoy a normal life through the funding of outlets for proper therapy, education, and extracurricular activities.
The Dodgers announced right-hander Jeff Weaver (Simi Valley) would start Wednesday’s series finale against the Mets.
Weaver replaces lefty Eric Stults, who has a sprained thumb on his pitching hand.
The Dodgers capitalized on five Mets errors, including two in the 11th inning, and won, 3-2. Randy Wolf pitched a fine game, but wasn’t involved in the decision. Here’s our storyin the Daily News.