Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sports: Dodger Blues - Mets 4 Dodgers 1

What can you say?

Glavine the wily vet versus Kuo the rookie. It was asking a lot. But what could Grady Little and the brain trust do with their starter options?

Penny has been a wreck since the All-Star Break. Hendrickson was brought in to be a lefty starter but never took hold and is now in the bullpen. Billingsley is a rookie too and was going great until the late season injury that set back his growth. Sele who started strong was fading at the end as his old arms were burned out from the innings and so he was moved into the bullpen too. Maddux was slotted for game 3. So it was Kuo's ballgame tonight.

But even if he gave them more innings, it is pretty hard to win when you only get 1 run on 5 hits.

Saturday, 40-year old Maddux is all that stands between elimination. 1988 was the last time the Dodgers made any noise in the playoffs. Since then, 1-11.

Here's hoping the Dodgers can scratch out a win on Saturday to stay alive to play another day.

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