Anyone else remember this game? Derek allowed an infield single to start the game at Wrigley Field and retired 26 of the next 28 guys for a complete-game one-hitter. I’d sure love to see that tonight before a late night departure for Manhattan.
Jeff Kent’s back is still tight so it’s a similar lineup to last night but with Russell back in the lineup so no in-game interviews with him today!
Speaking of Russell, safe to say that I’m pretty surprised he’s fourth in NL All-Star balloting. I’m fairly certain that putting on a full-bore campaign for him this year shouldn’t be necessary. The country knows who he is…now it’s up to Dodger fans to get out the vote up to 25 times each.
And, for all the Joe Beimel fans (and clearly there are many of you based on the Fans’ Vote Bobblehead), there will be a live chat with the lefty next Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. PT.
Game’s on KCAL in Los Angeles, with the pregame show starting at 4:30 p.m. Larry Bowa will have his regular segment, plus plenty more from Eric Karros and Gary Miller. Here’s the lineup: