Cards are riding high, winning 9 of their past 10. For some reason Torre has Furcal leading off, which pushes Manny back to the #4 spot.
First pitch is 10:10. Boggs vs Billingsley
We're about to get things started. Billingsley is making his first start in 11 days
He had hamstring issues. For a pitcher with his build and mechanics this is a really big problem going forward
Skip Schumaker leads off. Converted outfielder now playing 2b
The great Vin Scully is rocking commentary on the Dodgers KCAL feed
Tapper back to Billingsley. Easy throw to first for the first out of the inning
Ryan batting second tonight
Weaker lineup for the Cards tonight. They still need a legitimate 3rd baseman. Tonight Ryan is playing SS, Greene is playing 3rd
Ryan pops up to Hudson in shallow RF grass. Two down. Here comes Pujols
It's mid-August and Albert already has 39 HR and 105 RBI
Albert pops up to SS. 1-2-3 inning for Billingsley. Bottom of the 1st in two minutes
Furcal leads off the inning
Groundout to first to start the inning. One out, Pierre coming up
Pierre gets a rare start tonight in place of Matt Kemp.
Easy groundout to second. Two down, Ethier coming up
Boggs has thrown five pitches for the first two outs
Boggs has allowed opponents to hit .323 this season
Ethier is a former Oakland A prospect
Ethier smacks a single into RF.
Here comes Manny. With Ethier on first Boggs will have to come after Ramirez
Count even at 2-2 to Ramirez
Boggs' velocity is 94, 95 to start the game.
Ball three outside. Full count. Boggs fastball has velocity but is rather 'flat'
Fastball just misses the outside corner. Manny walks. Ethier moves up to second. Blake coming up with two outs
Blake has slowed in the HR department of late
Blake 1 HR since the all-star break
Blake hits a foul ball just foul. Count is now 1-2
Blake set down. That's it for the Dodgers, as they strand two. Onto the 2nd
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Flare caught by Hudson in shallow CF. One down, Ludwick coming up