Starter Charlie Haeger allowed five hits in seven innings. (Jill Weisleder/Dodgers)
By David Ely / MLB.com
In his Dodgers debut, knuckleballer Charlie Haeger baffled the Cardinals, retiring the first nine he faced. But homers by Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel proved to be his undoing as the Dodgers managed just five hits against three Cardinals pitchers.
Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Haeger . IBB: Ramirez, M (by Carpenter, C). HBP: Ludwick (by Haeger). Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 110-69, Miller, T 1-1, Franklin 3-2, Haeger 80-61, Kuo 9-8, Broxton, J 14-9. Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 6-2, Miller, T 1-0, Franklin 0-1, Haeger 12-1, Kuo 0-0, Broxton, J 1-0. Batters faced: Carpenter, C 29, Miller, T 1, Franklin 2, Haeger 27, Kuo 3, Broxton, J 4. Umpires:
HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Adrian Johnson. Weather: 70 degrees, clear. Wind:
8 mph, Out to CF. T: 2:20. Att: 49,415. Venue: Dodger Stadium. August 17, 2009 August 17, 2009
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