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Dodgers in Salvage Mode in St. Louis

The Dodgers have put 41 men on base in the first 33 innings of this series, yet only three have crossed the plate.  Eight double plays have contributed to the frustration.  One of these games, the Dodgers are going to explode on someone.  Why not Kyle Lohse?

No matter what happens, we can take solace in the fact that today is the last game in St. Louis for awhile.  The Dodgers have lost 17 of their last 20 games at two different Busch Stadii.  To paraphrase Bobby Knight, if a loss in St. Louis is inevitable, why not just sit back and enjoy it.

Hiroki Kuroda pitches for the Dodgers tonight, and I would imagine the Dodgers would like nothing more than for Kuroda to pitch very deep into this game, given that the relievers threw 6.2 innings Thursday night and that Jason Schmidt is scheduled to start Friday in Atlanta.

Andre Ethier's nine-game hitting streak was snapped last night, but Rafael Furcal got two hits, extending his own hitting streak to nine games.  Furcal is hitting .381/.409/.571 over that span.

Russell Martin took the collar last night in seven at-bats, becoming just the 33rd LA Dodger to not reach base in at least seven plate appearances.  Martin, who has caught every one of the last 85 defensive innings, will get a day off today, in favor of Brad Ausmus.

Get your guesses in for today's "Clogging The Bases" here.  There are only two days left in the month.

Game Time:  5:15pm


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