“The first thought is just slow it down, go in and get a strikeout,” Guerra said after his third save. “Before you can get three (outs), you got to get one.”
What a performance by Guerra, who rallied after allowing a double and hitting two batters to load the bases. Guerra exhibited closer qualities by staying calm and proceeding to strike out the next two batters before getting Jason Bartlett to line out to Matt Kemp in Center. The end result was a 1-0 victory for the Dodgers.
Rafael Furcal is batting 10-for-18 (.556) against Padres’ starter, Aaron Harang, who will be activated from the disabled list to make the start today, his first start since June 9th.
Harang is 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA in three games pitched at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have posted two consecutive shutouts. The last time the club posted three consecutive shutouts was back in 1991. The feat was accomplished by Ramon Martinez when he defeated the Phillies and Jay Howell and Bobby Ojeda defeating the Expos from July 25-27, 1991.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
Rubby De La Rosa has lost four starts in a row. During that losing streak, he has allowed 14 runs in 23 2/3 innings. Three of the losses came at home.
In his last two starts, De La Rosa allowed just four runs in 14 innings pitched (2.57 ERA). However, the Dodger bats did nothing to help his cause as they scored just two runs to aid his cause.
DODGERS vs. HARANG
39-for-127 (.307), 10 2B, 2 HR, 14 RBIs, 8 BB, 20 K, .343 OBP, .433 SLG, .776 OPS
PADRES vs. DE LA ROSA
First start vs. Padres
4/8: Dodgers 4, @ Padres 2
4/9: Dodgers 4, @ Padres 0
4/10: @ Padres 7, Dodgers 2
4/29: @ Dodgers 3, Padres 2
4/30: Padres 5, @ Dodgers 2
5/1: Padres 7, @ Dodgers 0
Game 1: @Dodgers 1, Padres 0; W: Chad Billingsley (8-7); L: Mat Latos (5-10); SV: Javy Guerra (3)
Game 2: Today
Game 3: Sunday at 1:10 PM; Tim Stauffer (5-5) vs. Ted Lilly (5-9)
Dodgers lead series 369-345. In Game 1 of the series, the Dodgers bats were quiet for most of the game. However, in the eighth inning, all the right things happened for the Dodgers to produce the sole run of the game. Closer, Javy Guerra struggled, but managed to pull things together and help the Dodgers earn a 1-0 victory.
AROUND THE WEST
1. Giants (50-40) vs. New York Mets. Capuano (8-7) vs. Lincecum (6-7)
2. D’Backs (49-41) @ St. Louis Cardinals. Hudson (9-5) vs. Carpenter (4-7)
3. Rockies (42-47) @ Washington Nationals. Jimenez (3-8) vs. Marquis (7-3)
4. Padres (40-50) @ DODGERS
5. DODGERS (39-51)
San Diego Padres
(40-50, 21-23 away)
Los Angeles Dodgers
(39-51, 21-27 home)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Los Angeles, California
Condition: Sunny Game-Time Temperature: 80 F (Feels like 93 F)
Humidity: 61% Wind: 2 WSW
Radio: KABC 790, KTNQ 1020 (Spanish)
LAST 10 GAMES:
SD: 5-5 (Lost 3)
LA: 3-7 (Won 2)
Aaron Harang (7-2, 3.71 ERA)
Rubby De La Rosa (3-4, 4.31 ERA)
LINE: Dodgers -120
SD- 15-Day DL: Brad Hawpe (Elbow), Clayton Richard (Shoulder), Nick Hundley (Elbow) 60-Day DL: Joe Thatcher (Shoulder), Mike Baxter (Thumb)
LA ‘” 15-day DL: Casey Blake (Cervical Strain), Jon Garland (Shoulder), Rod Barajas (Ankle), Vicente Padilla (Forearm), Jonathan Broxton (Elbow). 60-day DL: Hector Gimenez (Knee) Restricted: Ronald Belisario (Personal)