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August 7, 2008

Dodgers Drop Second Straight to Cards

by @ 6:21 pm. Filed under 2008 Dodgers

The Dodgers took a 6-9 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday to take the series loss and move 1/2 game back in the division.

The Dodgers did manage 11 hits and six runs in this one, but Derek Lowe couldn’t hold the lead for the team. Manny put the Dodgers on board in the second with a solo homerun. They then took a 2-1 lead and added another in the third before losing the lead for good. They added one more in the seventh and two in the eighth, but the Dodgers put up a protest that inning which distracted them from the their game as they went on to lose. Casey Blake delievered a one-out double before a 10-minute delay and a lot of confusion arose when Mark Sweeney came in to pinch-hit. Jeff Kent ended up taking the at-bat and a strikeout and popout later, the Dodgers were out of the inning, stranding Blake on second. Blake ended up 3 for 4  and Kemp, Manny, and Angel Berroa each chipped in with two hits apiece, with Manny’s two-hit game being the fifth straight multi-hit game.

Derek Lowe endured probably the roughest outing of the season, giving up a career-high 13 hits and eight runs-all in three-plus innings. He spread out three runs in the first three innings and was pulled in the fourth after being tagged for five more runs-four courtesy of Albert Pujols’ granny. The loss is Lowe’s 10th, and he falls to 2-5 with a 5.88 ERA on the road, while falling to 2-6 lifetime against the Cards. Troncoso, Falkenborg, Beimel, and Park all combined for four hits and a run in 4 2/3 innings.

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