May 8, 2010
Good news: Manny Ramirez returned to the field for the Dodgers Saturday after missing 14 games because of a right calf strain. Bad news: Whatever boost he brings will come in the batter's box, not on the pitcher's mound. This point was ominously foreshadowed before the Dodgers' 8-0 loss to Colorado by Manager Joe Torre when he was asked if Ramirez' return would send the Dodgers surging. "He can't pitch," Torre said. "Our ability to go on a surge is going to be based on how well we pitch and how well we control the game."
September 8, 2009 |
Ian Stewart hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies over Cincinnati, 4-3, Monday afternoon and ending the Reds' winning streak at seven games. The National League wild card-leading Rockies won their fourth in a row despite losing Troy Tulowitzki. The shortstop left in the seventh inning after a run-scoring single because of a strained lower back and was listed as day to day. Rafael Betancourt (2-1) pitched a perfect eighth inning and Franklin Morales, filling in for the injured Huston Street, pitched out of a jam to pick up his fourth save in five chances.
August 23, 2009 |
Ian Stewart and Todd Helton each hit a home run in Colorado's seven-run sixth inning and the Rockies rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants, 14-11, on Saturday night to take a two-game lead in the National League wild-card race. Dexter Fowler tripled twice and Jorge De La Rosa (12-8) pitched six innings for Colorado, which scored a combined 11 runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Ryan Garko hit two two-run home runs for the Giants. -- associated press
August 20, 2008 |
at New York 7, Atlanta 3: Carlos Delgado's go-ahead two-run double keyed a five-run eighth inning for the Mets, who won for the 10th time in 13 games and maintained their 1 1/2 -game NL East lead over Philadelphia. at Philadelphia 5, Washington 4: Jayson Werth's eighth-inning solo homer sent the Nationals to their 11th straight loss, the franchise's longest skid since the Montreal Expos dropped 11 in a row in 1991. at Chicago 5, Cincinnati 0: Rich Harden allowed two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings as the NL Central-leading Cubs moved a season-high 29 games over .500 (77-48)
July 24, 2008 |
DENVER -- The Dodgers are a week removed from the All-Star break and they're still waiting for their first quality start of the second half of the season. The rotation that kept the weak-hitting Dodgers in contention by posting a 3.98 earned-run average in the first half of the season has been a liability so far in the second. Heading into a Friday night meeting with the Washington Nationals that marks the start of a 10-game homestand, the Dodgers' starters are a combined 0-3 with an 8.77 ERA. They're averaging less than 4 1/3 innings per start.
April 30, 2006 |
----- Another Day in the Frontal Lobe A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside Katrina Firlik Random House: 288 pp., $24.95 "COLLOID cysts are fun to remove," writes neurosurgeon Katrina Firlik in her frank, unapologetic way. "A gelatinous goo often oozes from the center after you pop through the cyst wall." Fun? Goo? A brain surgeon is "part scientist, part mechanic." Decisions must be made under great pressure, involving enormous risks.