Randy Wolf improved his record to 4-3 with his victory Thursday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
After a close loss on Wednesday night, the Dodgers took no chances in the rubber game, jumping on Livan Hernandez for four runs in the first inning and two more in the second. Manny Ramirez drove in two and Orlando Hudson hit a three-run double to back Randy Wolf, who is now 6-1 in his past 10 starts vs. the Mets.
Game Scores: Wolf , Hernandez, L . IBB: Martin, R (by Redding). HBP: Hudson, O (by Stokes). Pitches-strikes: Wolf 118-79, McDonald, Ja 27-13, Vargas, C 17-8, Hernandez, L 77-42, Misch 23-14, Stokes 43-22, Redding
50-32. Groundouts-flyouts: Wolf 10-4, McDonald, Ja 1-1, Vargas, C 2-0, Hernandez, L 3-1, Misch 2-0, Stokes 2-0, Redding 2-1. Batters faced: Wolf 28, McDonald, Ja 6, Vargas, C 4, Hernandez, L 24, Misch 5, Stokes 9, Redding 13. Inherited runners-scored: McDonald, Ja 1-0, Stokes 1-0. Ejections: New York Mets left fielder Gary Sheffield ejected by HP umpire Marty Foster (8th) Umpires:
HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell. Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
13 mph, In from CF. T: 3:20. Att: 39,865. Venue: Citi Field. July 9, 2009 July 9, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner