This game makes me too angry to write a proper recap. The key points:
- Hiroki Kuroda took a line drive off the head and had to leave in the sixth inning. Early word is that he never lost consciousness, so at least there is some good news
- The Dodgers couldn't score more than three runs off
Jason SchmidtDoug Davis, who struggled throwing strikes for six innings, yet the Dodgers could never deal him a crushing blow to get him out of the game earlier.
- Jonathan Broxton allowed two long home runs, to Mark Reynolds and Miguel Montero, to blow his fifth save of the season, and his third in his last seven appearances
- The Dodgers lost in the 10th inning, one batter after Ramon Troncoso pulled the "lose control right after intentionally walking a guy" routine.
Randy Wolf faces Yusmeiro Petit in a salvage game tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully we'll have some good news about Kuroda by then.
WP -Chad Qualls (2-1): 1 IP, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
LP - Ramon Troncoso (4-2): 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks
UPDATE: Ken Gurnick of MLB.com tells us the CT scan came back negative, so that is wonderful news:
Trainer Stan Conte said Kuroda never lost consciousness and a CT scan was negative, revealing no fractures or bleeding. Kuroda will be kept overnight at a local hospital for observation with a likely concussion, although doctors were willing to release him, Conte said.