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March 12, 2006

Bret Tomko, Bullpen Shutout Astros in Spring Win

by @ 6:59 pm. Filed under 2006 Season

Maybe I spoke too soon about the hitting carrying the pitching.  Bret Tomko gave up only three hits in five innings, Eric Gagne threw a shutout inning and Yhency Brazoban topped them all by striking out the side in his inning.  Jeff Kent went yard for the time this spring and J.D. Drew continued to mash the ball.  He singled and tripled in the Dodgers win.  The Dodgers face the Red Sox tomorrow afternoon with D.J. Houlton geting the start.

J.D. Drew continues to impress.  In February, it didn’t look he’d be ready for opening day based on some of the things I was reading then.  So far this spring, he’s seven for fifteen with two homeruns, two triples, five RBIs and five runs.  He’s only struck out twice vs. two walks.

Reserve outfielder Cody Ross is having an odd spring.  He’s four for seventeen (.235), but three of his four hits have been homeruns so he’s slugging .824.  Ross probably won’t have a shot at making the team this year with Joel Guzman moving to left field.  Ross hit 22 homeruns last year for the Dodger’s AAA team and slugged .509.  Wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up having another solid season for Las Vegas this year.

The pitchers are having a great spring.  Tomko, Derek Lowe and Aaron Sele all have started at least two games, and they’ve given up only one earned run between them.  Brad Penny is weighing down the rotation with his 3.00 ERA and 1-0 record.

2 Responses to “Bret Tomko, Bullpen Shutout Astros in Spring Win”

  1. librarian Says:

    umm…. Cody Ross is out of options. After the Spring he’s having right now, do you think he’ll clear waivers if the Dodgers tgry to send him back to Vegas?

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