East Troy was the location as the Ben Goldsworthy led Dodgers took on the Nick Ewoldt led Mets in a battle of two dudes rolling 10-sided die and looking at cards and charts to see what happens. Nick was the gracious host for this series and provided a bowl of Black Bean and Garlic Tostitos which could be call "the shit". Those things were good and should be the staple of any PTP matches in the future. Cans of Supper Club beer were also appreciated. In other news, Nick started 3 righty starters, meaning the Dodgers have now faced 12 righty starters in 12 games. On to the games where the Dodgers were the home team:
Game 1 - Padilla @ Pelfrey - A tight game that featured a solid pitching duel. Ben grabbed an early lead with a Hunter Pence Underpants home run in the bottom of the 4th but Nick immediately answered with an Omar Infante solo shot in the 5th to tie the game. A big moment occurred in the bottom of the 5th. Stevie Drew led off and reached base on an out of place Logan Morrison error. Chase Headley followed that up with a roll that had a red 1 a blue 2 and the white was leaning against the side but was almost completely on the 8. Not really paying much attention, Ben tapped the box the wrong way and the 8 became a 4 and opposed to a two run bomb, Chase hit a single and Nick got out of the inning without giving up a run. Going into the bottom of the 9th, the game was tied at 2. Brian McCann reached on a walk and Drew followed that up with an Outfield Range. The ball got over Eithier's head in right and the fleet footed McCann came around to score the winning run. Ben wins 3-2.
Game 2 - Kennedy (possibly Jewish?) @ Hudson - Another good pitchers battle. Dick Weeks continued his torrid hitting with a 3-4 performance including a solo shot to get the scoring started in the 1st. Votto also hit a solo shot in the 8th to give Ben a 4-0 lead going into the 9th. Tim Hudson was rolling with the shutout, but gave up a lead off single followed by a 2-run shot from Prince. Hudson recorded an out but then gave up a single and was lifted for K-Rod. Nick brought the lead run to the plate but K-Rod struck out Soriano to get the save. In the Dodgers 6th win of the year Hudson picked up the first win by a starting pitcher. Ben wins 4-2.
Game 2 - Bailey @ Hamels - Nick jumped out to an early lead against Hamels and Ben was never able to mount a serious threat against 4 Met pitchers. David Wright hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd to get the scoring started. The highlight of this game was Strasburg pitching 3 strong innings including 5 straight strike outs. Nick wins 4-1.