Five to go

It’s Blanton v. Chatwood today at 5:00PM PDT in Dodger Stadium. Blanton’s had little success since coming over to the Dodgers from the Phillies, posting a 1-4 record with a 5.57 ERA in nine starts. In his last start he showed some improvement, giving up one run in 5 2/3 innings against the Reds and getting a no-decision for his trouble. Chatwood is 5-5 with a 5.49 ERA this season, but he too had a pretty good game his last time out, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings to the D-Backs and getting the win.

The Cardinals’ magic number is three. The Dodgers have to win and hope the Nationals can do their part by beating St. Louis this evening. The Nats send out Jordan Zimmermann against the Cards’ Kyle Lohse.

Lineup:

Punto 2B .345
Ethier RF .285
Kemp CF .303
Gonzalez 1B .276
Ramirez SS .251
Victorino LF .252
Cruz 3B .306
Ellis C .268
Blanton P

Gameday

38 thoughts on “Five to go

  1. If nothing else, the last few games are providing a glimpse of what is possible for next year. I’d love a strong ending so that the team goes into the offseason hungry and confident. In the meantime, let’s see if the Dodgers can pull off a miracle and do to the Cardinals what the Cardinals did to the Braves last year!

  2. I like that as well. Double by Nats/Double play by Dodgers! We call that a double double…

  3. Now that we are in the ninth inning, I sure hope Dodgers don’t (need to) score 8 runs tonight.

  4. How crazy is it that with 4 games to go NONE of the 5 playoff spots in the American League have been clinched yet? I would say quite crazy…

  5. Just getting some thoughts out here. I’m definitely rooting for Pittsburgh against Cincinnati tomorrow. I want the Reds hungry for wins when they play the Cards.