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Dodgers Double Up the Brewers in Extras

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The Dodgers gutted out another victory today, winning 12-8 in 10 innings. The Dodgers two best pitchers, Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton, both struggled but the hitters were ready to pick up the slack. The game was tied 6-6 heading into extra innings but the Dodgers scored six runs in the 10th inning, four on a Matt Kemp grand slam.

Even on his fifth attempt, Chad Billingsley couldn't pick up his 10th win of the season. Chad threw 110 pitches in just 5 innings of work, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts. He was saved by Guillermo Mota who relieved him in the 6th inning and got out of a bases loaded nobody out jam allowing only one more run to score.

On the offensive side the Dodgers were explosive, hitting five home runs as a team. Andre Ethier, James Loney, all hit solo homers, Manny Ramirez hit a two run shot, and Matt Kemp hit a grand slam that broke the game open in the 10th inning.

Here's the win probability chart for the game:

This was quite an exciting game. The game threads were just as exciting, with 30 different commenters participating. Here's the roll call for both game threads:

Name # of Posts
Tripon 156
mwhite06 93
El Lay Dave 72
shaqfor3 65
oshea2002 54
Bluetrek 52
Rolex 50
shoothoop 49
bucknellbruin 41
Phil Gurnee 36
Pedro's curse 33
kensai 33
SeanMillerSavior 33
Xeifrank 24
meercatjohn 21
Alex L 19
Nofatmike 17
spike238e 13
Eric Stephen 13
Brendan Scolari 10
Kenchanayoh 10
matthewmafa 9
backtocali 6
silverwidow 5
sumo390 3
bodhiman 2
BoulderDodger 2
Preston 2
Bison27 1
Heyward is the next crime dog 1

Tomorrow  the Dodgers will again take on the Brew Crew, this time at 4:05 PM with Jeff Weaver taking on Mike Burns. Who Mike Burns is, I don't know, but he does look like he could be a good real estate agent. Seriously though, he's a soon to be 31 year-old journeyman with a 5.79 ERA in 49 career games. There should be quite a few runs scored for both teams tommorow.

And in case you didn't notice, Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter today, the first by a Giant in 33 years. Even if you don't like the Giants, that's pretty cool.

WP - Ramon Troncoso (3-0): 1.2 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout

LP - Carlos Villanueva (2-6): 0.1 IP, 3 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts

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