First of all, congratulations to Randy Wolf for a fantastic win today! He stopped the 3 game losing streak!
Wolf went 7/2 innings, had 10 strikeouts, no walks, at one point he retired 20 in a row. He gave up 3 runs in the 8th when he started to run out gas. He had three hits including a two run homer. He tied career highs of three RBIs!
Way to go Lobo!
The Cardinals are in town. The Dodgers will see Chris Carpenter 12-3 with a 2.27 ERA against
knuckleballer Charles Haeger who is making his Dodger debut. I think Brad Ausmus will catch him as he bought a big catcher’s mitt once he heard Haeger was coming.
I picture this when Haeger was told at Triple-A that he was being called to the Majors:
Isotopes Manager: Charlie, I got good news and bad news.
Charlie: Give me the good news first skipper
Istopes Manager: the good news: You are going to L.A. to make your Dodger debut.
The bad News: you are facing the Cardinals and going against Carpenter.
Good luck Haeger!
I am hoping something similar to when Edwin Jackson made his Dodger debut against Randy Johnson and Edwin won! I was at the game in Arizona. I will be at Dodger Stadium tomorrow and thru all the homestand.
I was thinking of knuckleballers that played for the Dodgers that I’ve seen them pitch. Let’s see…e Tom Candiotti and Charlie Hough. Candiotti is currently a TV-Radio analyst for the Diamondbacks and Charlie Hough is the pitching coach of the Dodgers for the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino. I got to talk to Charlie Hough last year after a game. I told him I had seen him pitch. He said “you must have been a baby.” LOL. Sweet of him to say that.