The Associated Press
Vinny always knows what to say.
"Leave it to the Dodgers," LA's legendary broadcaster said after they beat the Angels 1-0 Saturday night without getting a hit.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Dodgers were technically not No-hit because they didn't get to bat in the ninth. I'm sure that doesn't phase them, since every win a light hitting team like the Dodgers gets in a light winning NL West is important. Despite their struggles all season, they find themselves just 2.5 games out of first place.
The pitching is beginning to resemble the dominance we expected at the beginning of the season. Though Brad Penny and Hiroki Kuroda are on the DL, Chad Billingsley (full disclosure: he's on my keeper fantasy team) has given up just 14 runs in his last nine starts, and has pitched at least five innings in every start this season except for his first.
The Dodgers are second in the NL in ERA and first in least home runs allowed.
After dropping five straight, they've won 7 of their last 11 games. In their last three wins, they've allowed a total of 0 runs.
That ERA would be even better if they got to face the Braves with strikeout artist Andruw Jones.
Jones is scheduled to begin his rehab assignments with the Dodgers triple A affiliate in Las Vegas on Monday unfortunately. On the bright side Fafael Furcal and Nomar Garciaparra are also set to play for the Vegas 51s on Monday. Also, Jason Schmidt reportedly threw as high as 91 miles per hour in 2 and 2/3 innings for the 51s against Fresno.
As the Diamondbacks continue to nosedive, and LA inserts players from the infirmary, the Dodgers have a chance to catapult themselves into the division lead before long.
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At the same stadium where the Euro Cup Final will take place on Sunday, a lot of atrocities were committed.
Kobe has no response to Shaq's rap.
Not so fast:
It appears the East Valley Tribune may have jumped the gun a little bit. According to a source close to the team, Jennings won't know if he passes the NCAA guidelines for eligibility until July 5th. The source said he's still hopeful Jennings will don an Arizona uniform in the coming season. Stay tuned.