But there he was, playing only because
The matchup between Ryu and Cincinnati's Choo, both from South Korea, was a first. And if Ryu did not disappoint on the mound -- holding the Reds to one run and two hits in his seven innings, retiring his last 13 batters -- it was Schumaker who made the difference offensively.
Ryu (9-3) was locked up in a 1-1 tie with Cincinnati’s
That brought up Schumaker, who on Monday had hit his first home run of the season. Make that two homers. Schumaker sent a sinker by Arroyo out to deep center field, the blast giving the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.
Schumaker also hit a one-out double off Alfredo Simon in the seventh and scored on an
The Dodgers have now won eight of their last nine games as well as 25 of their last 31. Saturday’s victory returned their lead in the
The times continue to be good for the Dodgers.
More than 90 credentials were issued to Korean media, eager to watch the first game between Ryu and Choo. They faced off three times, Choo going 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout.
The Dodgers gave Ryu a 1-0 lead in the first inning when
Ryu gave the run back in the second inning when Bruce homered into the right-field pavilion. But after a third-inning double to