Cliff Lee helped get the playoffs off to a boring start (unless you like one-sided pitching gems for the favorites), as he tossed a complete game six-hitter, allowing just one run in the ninth. He also singled and stole a base. No, I'm not kidding. Jimenez had a rocky fifth and sixth (get it? get it?) and was charged with all five runs. The Rockies never had a chance in this one, and they need to pick up the bats against Hamels tomorrow (they will start Cook). Yeah, they're kind of in trouble.
Game 2 tomorrow, same 11:37AM start time
Our very own
traitor Nick Swisher has just put the Yankees ahead, after Mr. Clutch tied the game at 2. Yankees ahead 3-2, the game is going to the fifth inning.
And in the nightcap:
Cy Young candidate Chris Carpenter will be pitching against newcomer-to-the-playoffs Randy Wolf, who had a solid season for the Dodgers with very little run support. The Dodgers faltered down the stretch, but because of their hot start, they still managed to hang onto the top spot in the National League.
10/07/09 6:37 PM PDT
|St. Louis Cardinals||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Skip Schumaker - 2B||Rafael Furcal - SS|
|Brendan Ryan - SS||Matt Kemp - CF|
|Albert Pujols - 1B||Andre Ethier - RF|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Manny Ramirez - LF|
|Ryan Ludwick - RF||James Loney - 1B|
|Yadier Molina - C||Casey Blake - 3B|
|Mark DeRosa - 3B||Ronnie Belliard - 2B|
|Colby Rasmus - CF||Russell Martin - C|
|Chris Carpenter - P||Randy Wolf - P|