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Tough to win after trailing 7-0

29 Jul

Hiroki Kuroda had nothing tonight, giving up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. There’s no excuse for giving up seven runs to the light-hitting Giants at pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium. Kuroda has been awful for a couple weeks now. The Bums tried to come back but fell 7-6. Diamondbacks lost at San Diego, so no harm done in the NL West standings.

Great game at Miller Park tonight. The Cubs have big-time players — Soriano and Lee — who stepped up in a big game. 6-4 over the Brewers and a two-game lead in the Central. One more win in that 4-game series would be sufficient for the Cubs.

Ryan Braun of the Brewers has 29 homers now. Tremendous hitter. If I were building a team, he might be my first draft pick. Who would you go with?

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Tough to win after trailing 7-0

  1. Eric Karros

    July 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Good post.

    I like Hanley Ramirez, especially given his position, but Braun is tough. He hits the ball on a line and is death to lefties. His OBP could be better and on the fielding side he’s a project, though. Still, it’s great for the small-market Brewers that he’s locked up.

    By the way, Braun’s dad’s brother’s best friend’s aunt’s sister’s mechanic is best friends with a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of mine. As they say, it’s a small world.

    Will the Bums go after Manny? Should they? I say no way. But they almost have to make a deal, don’t they?

    Hard to believe the Cubs took the first two in Milwaukee. Taking three from the Brew Crew would be sweet for us fans of the North Siders.

     
  2. dodgerkramer

    July 30, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Karros: You’re right about Braun’s fielding, but that’s something that he can improve simply by working at it. Matt Holliday is a good example of that — Pujols, too, when you think about it.

    Of course I don’t think the Dodgers should go after Manny Ramirez. I’m sure the Sox would want Matt Kemp in return, and that would just be a stupid trade for Los Angeles.

     

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