The good and the bad from yesterday:
On the good side, Nomar made the All-Star team which he deserved. He has done well in the move to first base and is second in the league in batting. Nomar is working on a 18 game hitting streak. He seems to have a target on him, hit by pitches 5 times in two games.
Also good, Barry went 0 for 3.
On the bad side, Dodgers lost a tough game. They had several chances, leaving far too many people on base. Hendrickson settled in after the first inning but a pitcher without a good out pitch is always going to have problems. He only had 3 strike outs, of the opposing pitchers, despite having 0 and 2 counts on 7 batters.
The really bad news is the health of Gagne. He has two herniated disks in his back probably requiring season ending surgery. If Gagne does require surgery, the Dodgers probably will not pick up the option on his contract. We may have seen the last of Eric pitching as a Dodger. It was fun while it lasted.
For tonight's game, will Jeff Kent be able to play or will we have 5 shortstops on the infield?
The Pitching Match-up:
Chad Billingsley (RHP, Dodgers) vs. Matt Morris(RHP, Giants)