We are in first place by one game. Why? Because of a team effort:
Byrd - great command of the strike zone tonight.
Hatcher - great getting off your ass for once this season and inspiring the club, not that they hit any better than usual.
Scioscia - the ump's wife wakes up with a horse's head in the bed.
Kotchman - you should be batting 2nd, 3rd or 5th.
Erstad - you shouldn't.
Cabrera - no glove, no love; so you get the leather rubdown tonight hunny-bunch.
Fielder's Choice - scoring two of our runs late in the game with this RBI method is not advisable for every close game during a pennant race.
Scot Shield - The power of the Single T was restored - 3 batters strike out looking.
Frankie - Heartburn central gives up a base hit and two walks but strikes out 3 swinging.
We should all hire a private eye to tail umpire Larry Young, just in case we can get pictures of him soliciting underage male prostitutes.