Dodgers deal major blow to NL West rival Giants
No mention of magic numbers, not yet. Joe Torre doesn’t want to hear it.
“Don’t even talk about that,” the
His club sure looks poised for the playoffs with three weeks left.
Padilla (3-0) struck out five and didn’t allow an earned run to remain unbeaten since signing a minor league deal with the
“If we win games, nothing can happen to us,” Torre said. “That’s the way I look at it.”
Torre believes his team can get to 30 games over before things are done.
“We know the situation,”
Colorado is back in town Monday. The
“It’s fun being here,” Padilla said. “I’m very happy. The boys welcomed me and it gives me more confidence. It’s very simple: I just have to pitch.”
Before this series began, Torre called for more from Furcal, Ramirez and Martin. Against the
“Furcal’s getting better. Martin’s getting better. Manny’s getting better,” Torre said.
Sanchez was done after 4 1-3 innings and 92 pitches. The left-hander was tagged for five runs – four earned – and five hits, struck out four and walked three. He has only three wins in 11 starts since his improbable no-hitter July 10 against San Diego.
“We’re always together. We’re excited to be out there, but it’s not working right now,” Sanchez said. “We can’t give up. We’ve got a lot of games left to play.”
“We’ve still got 2 1/2 weeks left and we play the
NOTES: Padilla hadn’t faced the