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Randy Wolf gets a win! Charlie Haeger makes Dodger Debut

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 HoughCandiotti 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.