W: Hiroki Kuroda (9-11)
L: Randy Wolf (10-10)
SV: Octavio Dotel (22, 1st as a Dodger)
HR: Andre Ethier (20)
MVP: Rickie Weeks (+.058)
LVP: Randy Wolf (-.240)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
This is what I get for saying that Randy Wolf has pitched well lately. But at least the offense helped to make thing interesting. Wolf only lasted 5 innings and gave up four runs on 7 H and 3 BB; two of those walks were to Manny Ramirez.
The scoring started with a solo home run off the bat of Andre Ethier in the third. The Brewers briefly took the lead in the bottom of the fourth when they scored three runs off Dodger starter Hiroki Kuroda, with RBIs from Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, and Casey McGehee. But the Dodgers got all those runs back in the top of the fifth when they got three more off of Randy Wolf. They added another run sixth against Mike McClendon who allowed his first earned run in the big leagues. Congrats, Mike!
The Brewers would get that run back in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI from Rickie Weeks, bringing the Crew within one run. But that would be all, as the Brewer bats fell silent thereafter. The Dodgers bats also fell silent as McClendon, Kameron Loe (again), and Trevor Hoffman held the Dodgers scoreless for the final three innings. Joe Torre did his best TLR impressing in the ninth as he used three pitchers to face three batters, making sure to prolong our eventual loss.