The names might change but the pain remains.
If you saw the
Of the nine players the Dodgers started, only two --
The results were very similar, though, the Cardinals downing the Dodgers, 3-0, at Busch Stadium behind a strong outing by former Angel John Lackey in the first meeting between the two teams that began the day with the best records in the
The Dodgers went rather weakly, putting only five players in scoring position and stranding them all. They appeared thoroughly frustrated in the process. Manager
Lackey (3-3) gave up only five hits and struck out nine in his seven innings.
Bolsinger, though, got into immediate trouble Friday. The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs on a
They added one more run in the third inning on doubles by
Bolsinger (3-1) went six innings, giving up the two runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck out three. The outing pushed his earned-run average to 1.15.
The Dodgers’ best opportunity to score came in the seventh, an inning that proved their undoing. They led off with singles by Gonzalez and
Ethier was not happy and let it be known, as did Mattingly. Winters did not take to Mattingly's objection and tossed him. Alex Guerrero popped up and Ellis struck out, and the runners never advanced. In the bottom of the inning, an apparently upset Ellis said something and Winters ejected him.