The game looked like it was in hand early. When I left to go ahead a crew screening of Ironman (here's my review: it's awesome. See it.), the Dodgers were up 6-2. But Derek Lowe kept letting runners on base, and the Marlins scratched their way back to a 6-6 tie by the time I sat down in my seat at the theater.
Lucky for us, this Dodger team of the last week has a little fight in it, too, and they decided not to just roll over and Florida take the game away. In the top of the ninth inning, with the score still tied, Furcal grounded out, Ethier walked, Matt Kemp grounded out and advanced Ethier, and then Jeff Kent singled to center to score the go-ahead run. Saito, who has been shaky lately, to say the least, pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two, and got his third save in five tries this season.
Getting a good record out of this road trip (they go to Colorado next) is key for these Dodgers, to prove they can win away from Dodger Stadium. Tuesday night was a good start. Let's keep it up on Wednesday.
Player of the Game: Andre Ethier (2-3, 2 BB, 3 runs scored)
AUTHOR: Jack Cobra
DATE: 04/30/2008 12:00:19 PM
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