Got some Around the Bases for you Dodger fans that missed the action over the weekend.
A very scary incident during Saturdays game with the D’backs starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Rusty Ryal. Kuroda was taken off the field on a stretcher. In case you missed this live and would like to see the video, click here. The good news Kuroda is doing fine after spending the night in the hospital. He is listed as day to day and should not see any time on the disabled list. You can read a recent interview with him about the incident here.
Torre is quoted as saying he is “still confident” in Jonathon Broxton as his closer. Broxton has been struggling as of late and blew another save Saturday night.
Chad Billingsley has been cleared of his hamstring cramp and will pitch Tuesday against St. Louis.
The Dodgers took 1 out of 2 against the D’backs thanks to Randy Wolf and his excellent performance yesterday. Wolf fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle and had a marvelous day on the mound. The Dodgers may have ended their slumping ways yesterday with the 9-3 win. They have three games with the Cardinals and then four with the Cubs before heading to Colorado. Three very critical match-ups coming up for the Dodgers, so they had better get it together. The Dodgers have won six of the last fifteen games and need to turn things around rather quickly to regain their momentum heading into the final weeks of the season.