Some people say that last night we were lucky (cough, Torre). And I really do not like wins like that either, they kind of feel cheap. But in reality, when you have a bad team they actually lose games like that. And we won. I’m reminded of a quote by an unknown source,
“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”
And now we look forward…..
- Pierre, LF
- Furcal, SS
- Hudson, 2B
- Ethier, RF
- Martin, C
- Loney, 1B
- Kemp, CF
- Blake, 3B
- Billingsley, P
It is important to note that the Dodgers play their 41st game of the seanson and have now passed the unofficial quarter point of the season. We have the best record in baseball at 27-13, which gives us a half game lead over the Blue Jays at 27-14 for that recognition. We beat a Mets team last night that is now tied with us for the best record in May at 12-5.
The Dodgers have won 10 of their 13 series so far and go for series win number 14 tonight!
Our ace Chad Billingsly (5-1 2.30 ERA) toes the rubber tonight at 10:10 ET against John Maine (3-2 4.24 ERA) taking the hill for the Mets. Both pitchers are coming off good games in which they both threw season high numbers of pitches. It will be interesting to see who lasts longer tonight. Let’s see if Maine sticks to his “A” pitch the fastball tonight. Hopefully our boys will have done their homework and will see that he used it with great success in his last outing. We have some outstanding fastball hitters on this team.
The Mets are still trying to recover from the loss of Carlos Delgado, losing their last 2 and going 4-4 overall since losing him. Did I mention that Delgado’s replacement made the decisive error in last nights Mets loss? Star shortstop Jose Reyes has been sidelined as well.
Our Boys in Blue do not seem to understand that Kuroda, Kuo, and That Guy are all missing from the team because they are winning without them despite most analysts feeling that this team probably would not.