BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : DODGERS : Last Game Highlights the Kids


Tom Goodwin made a running, over-the-shoulder catch of a line drive in deep center field by the San Francisco Giants' Matt Williams in the ninth inning Sunday.

There was a runner on first base and none out at the time.

"I didn't think I was going to get to the ball," Goodwin said. "I just turned and ran for it. With all I had heard about Candlestick Park winds, I didn't know if it was going to blow away from me, or toward me, or where.

"I just ran and ran, then stuck my glove out and the ball fell in. Honestly."

Although Goodwin had only one hit in seven at-bats since his recall from triple-A Albuquerque in September, he stole one base and scored three important runs during the Dodger stretch run.

Eric Karros, also a September recall, batted only .071 with one hit in 14 at-bats. But that hit was a 12th-inning double on Sept. 16 that pulled the Dodgers into a 5-5 tie with the Cincinnati Reds.

Carlos Hernandez, the other September recall who started Sunday, had two of the Dodgers' eight hits.

Jose Offerman had a single and an over-the-shoulder catch of Steve Decker's pop fly to end the game and the Dodger season.

Dave Hansen, who is being mentioned in trade talks by other teams who value him as a left-handed hitting third baseman, batted .312 as a pinch hitter with one home run and four runs batted in.

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