Well, at least Randy Wolf didn't get another no-decision. Wolf had his shortest outing of the season, giving up five runs on three home runs in his 3.1 innings to get tagged with the loss. The White Sox scored all their runs via six homers, and beat the Dodgers 10-7. The six home runs were the most allowed by the Dodgers since August 2, 2001. This was only the third game since moving to Los Angeles that the Dodgers gave up six homers in a game.
Its only fitting that the Sox hit six home runs on a night when the man 13th on the all-time HR list, Jim Thome, got the night off. However, Jermaine Dye, Josh Fields (twice), Paul Konerko, Jayson Nix, and Alexei Ramirez picked up the longball slack.
Among the positives for the Dodgers:
- Each successive pitcher gave up one fewer home run than the previous pitcher (Wolf 3, Wade 2, McDonald 1, Mota 0). At this rate, Chad Billingsley will give up negative one homers tomorrow afternoon (does that mean the Dodgers abandon the DH and Chad hits one himself?)
- Ronald Belisario and Ramon Troncoso each got their third straight day of rest, and Jonathan Broxton has only thrown three pitches in that span.
- The Dodgers once again provided a sliver of hope that they just might comeback, cutting the deficit to three on Matt Kemp's towering three-run shot in the eighth inning.
Juan Castro appeared in his first game in 18 days.
- Ace Chad Billingsley pitches tomorrow (11:11am start time) as the Dodgers try to win yet another series.
WP - Gavin Floyd (5-5): 6 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts
LP - Randy Wolf (3-3): 3.1 IP, 7 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
Sv - Bobby Jenks (18): 1 IP, 1 strikeout