Jhonny Peralta did it again.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cleveland Indians went into extra-innings tied at two. Then, in the top of the tenth-inning, Peralta hit an RBI-single off of reliever, Scott Proctor. The Indians widened the gap by scoring five runs afterwards.
Proctor surrendered four runs on three hits without getting an out. Proctor, despite being Joe Torre's right-hand man in the bullpen, should spend some time in the Minor Leagues and redevelop his pitching mechanics. His 6.82 ERA in 2008 thus far has certainly not been helping the Dodgers' bullpen at all.
Ramon Troncoso appeared in the game snagging two outs. The reliever only gave up one hit in the short outing. Hopefully, we will see more of him in the future so that we all have a better understanding of how well he pitches.
Chan Ho Park made his second start of 2008. The hurler went five innings, striking out nine batters. It's shameful when such spectacular performances are wasted and do not pick-up a win. But thus far, Park looks like a solid alternative to the injured, Hiroki Kuroda, in the Dodgers' starting rotation. Regardless, the Dodgers should use him as a spot-starter more often.
The Dodgers' offense needed more than Matt Kemp's solo home-run in the sixth inning off of C.C. Sabathia. The only other run for the Dodgers came in on a James Loney double in the bottom of the tenth-inning. Hopefully, the Dodgers will develop "hot bats," in the near future.
Lastly, Delwyn Young struck out three times in five trips to the plate. I wrote a post about him early today on my other blog calling him, "Delwyn Young: The Successor." Hopefully, he won't let me (and my fellow Dodgers fans) down.