Not the Dodgers’ best night. Their mighty offense was quiet again. Their ballyhooed bullpen once more failed to deliver. Their most valuable player,
And, of course, there was the final score that showed the
Ramirez was hit near the wrist area on a 3-2
He left the game with head trainer Stan Conte, but X-rays showed no fracture. How bruised and sore the area is, however, won't be something the Dodgers know until before Thursday's game, which has a 12:45 p.m. start.
AT&T Park has become a personal house of horrors for Ramirez. It was there last year where he injured his thumb celebrating the Dominican Republic winning the
Wednesday was another night of wasted opportunity for the Dodgers, who received a fine start by
The Giants struck first, pushing a run across in the third inning. A walk and a single by
The Dodgers, meanwhile, could get nothing going early.
When the Dodgers finally broke through against Vogelsong, a veteran right-hander, in the sixth inning, it was in unlikely fashion. Maholm walked with two outs before Gordon tripled to right. Maholm had to show some good speed just not to be lapped by Gordon.
Maholm also turned in a strong, much-needed outing. After the Dodgers had exhausted their bullpen the previous night in an almost five-hour game, Maholm went six innings, giving up the one run on five hits and three walks. He struck out two.