Hope no one gets hurt in the 4 p.m. shadows ...
Rafael Furcal, SS
Matt Kemp, CF
Andre Ethier, RF
Manny Ramirez, LF
James Loney, 1B
Casey Blake, 3B
Russell Martin, C
Blake DeWitt, 2B
Hiroki Kuroda, P
After Matt Kemp made a long run to catch a fly ball during Friday's game, I saw the oddest sight on the Dodger Stadium scoreboard. It was a "This Is My Town" ad with Dusty Baker's image.
Just a hunch, but I don't think Reds manager Baker, who departed the Dodgers as a player under bitter circumstances, was consulted on this. I'm guessing someone just got carried away with nostalgia.
Anyway, let's see if one of the current Dodgers can make this his town tonight.
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My wife and I had to leave Friday's game after eight innings in order to meet our babysitter deadline. That's the way it goes, but I hated giving the Yankee fan sitting behind me in the stands that to crow about. For the record, there were Yankee fans leaving early, too.
The extra rest that Edwin Jackson is getting after his 149-pitch no-hitter will push his attempt to go Johnny Vander Meer to Friday against the Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via Hardball Talk).
Dodger prospect Jerry Sands is 5 for 8 with two homers and three strikeouts since moving up to AA Chattanooga. He has yet to hit into an out.
Cliff Corcoran of Bronx Banter fears Hiroki Kuroda.