You never really know what you’re going to see at Dodger Stadium these days. A guy hitting for the cycle…a triple play…a modern NL record-setting victory. The possibilities are endless. There’s an incredible vibe at the stadium these days and we’re just hoping to ride the wave while we can.
Meanwhile, it dawned on me that in some ways, this blog can serve as one way to fill in the void from Tony Jackson’s absence. Quite often, he would head upstairs after Joe Torre’s media session and provide you all with the latest news from downstairs, so I’m going to attempt to do the same thing. Of course, this blog is one tiny portion of my job, but as I mentioned before, this could be the way people tend to get information in the future. I realize that I’m usually providing it from the team’s perspective, but when it comes to stuff like Torre’s pregame media chat, it’s usually just factual information, not opinions. So, we’ll see how it goes.
The lineup tonight is the same as last night, but Simi Valley High Grad and Northridge native Jeff Weaver makes his return to Dodger Stadium. Let’s hope it’s triumphant.
Torre pregame (not exact quotes, but I’ll post the basics each day):
The streak is something to admire, but to look back on after the fact. You can’t get caught up in it. I mean..Arizona was 20-8 last year.
We’ve been lucky witht the pitching. We’ve been finding other guys to step up and that’s a good surprise because we’ve had injuries to the staff.
Weaver will be on about a pitch count of 75. It also depends on how hard he has to work throughout the game.
Cory Wade is the only guy not available out of the ‘pen tonight.
Kuroda played catch again today and feels pretty good. That’s good that he’s able to do that without a problem. No dates for anything simulated though until he throws off a mound.
Schmidt threw 100 pitches in an extended game. He’ll have a bullpem tomorrow and then we’ll figure out the next step.