Ness Notes for August 8

Ness Notes for August 8 The Dodgers continued to keep the proverbial “pedal to the metal” last night, winning their 10th straight game with a 7-2 victory over the Rockies. MLB’s longest active winning streak is also the Dodgers’ first 10-game winning streak since May of 2003. Jeff Kent returned after missing 18 games and had a much better second half out of the bullpen, allowing only three hits and two ERs in 11.2 innings of the 8-1 win.

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LA, which trailed San Diego by 7 1/2 games in the West in late July, now sits just 1 1/2 games back of the Padres and the cash-bleeding Angels. San Diego swept the Cubs yesterday, ending MLB’s longest active losing streak at nine, with the Yankees and Red Sox next in line. However, the Yankees also blanketed the Astros last night, beating the visitors 8-1.

LA, which began the second half of the season by winning its first eight games, has scored nine or more runs in 11 of its last 12 games. Only the Tigers (11-4) have been better in the second half of the season with the Dodgers coming up to the Rockies tonight in Denver (4:05 ET). Three games are on TV this week, the Cubs at the Giants (3:35 ET on WGN), the Braves at the Marlins (7:05 ET on TBS) and the Red Sox at the Orioles (7:05 ET on ESPN2).

Among major league clubs, the Dodgers lead the Majors in runs with 95, just ahead of the 92-92 Orioles (8-1). The Reds, who have lost twice in the past five series, are next with 91 runs, just ahead of the 90-88 Twins. The Marlins have allowed two runs or less in 10 of their 12 starts but own MLB’s worst ERA in the weak NL West.

Ness Notes for August 8

Ness Notes for August 8 Despite the talent ‘neath’, the Dodgers remain the favorite to win the NL West and the odds-makers likely will make them yet another favorite. The Dodgers have been 16-5 in their last 19 road games and the nine-game road trip through Pittsburgh and Cincinnati starts three of the most difficult sites in the league. Three of the Dodgers’ five losses have been by five or less runs, including a 5-3 loss on Wednesday afternoon in Cincinnati.

The Reds, in second place of the NL Central, are 11-5 in their last 17 games. The losing streak has put the Reds at the Lowe’s Park under .500 for the first time in 11 starts. Despite the talented starting rotation, Raudy Liriano (8-2, 4.76) continues to struggle. He took the loss last night at home with a 6.52 ERA, joining his twin brother, Chris, who last won a no-profit start in 2010. Liriano allowed six runs and six hits and didn’t get a decision in Cincinnati’s 8-0 loss to the Reds.

The Cubs’ 9-3 victory over the Giants yesterday closed the books on the Cubs’ three-year, $90-million (.276) winning campaign. Greg Maddux summed up his season by tossing his 1,000th careerperfection Circle of Insiders, a six-inningperfection strikeout. He wasn’t the only old phone caller to call a game. Mike nom got his 1,000th career save in the fifth inning. handsome season for Maddux, who joined the Cubs in 1996 and has grown to 654 career wins. Camel signs with the Yankees.

Baseball Week in Review!

The Cubs ended their longest active losing streak by beating the Giants yesterday, 4-2. The Cubs started their week by gettingmailout to their players spread in the clubhouse, not to mention the team message board. It’s very uncommon for a team to release data like this to แทงบอลบนมือถือ the public, so the media took it seriously. The Cubs ended their losing streak in grand fashion, too, with a 5-2 win over the Giants. Talk about a baseball team dominating the number!

The Royals, whose slide continued with a loss in Philadelphia on Monday, are 18-27 in May (2.75 units), matching the Rangers for the most undershalla’s rookies sinceauts Trukhan and Luis Nessor led the Royals to the World Series in 1984.

Tonight’s 10-game schedule features just one stud. St Louis ace Chris Carpenter gets his fifth start of the season and today marks his fourth consecutive outing of at least six innings.

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