For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the big news Wednesday came off the field, as MLB announced it would be overseeing the finances and day-to-day operations of the club. However, as the ownership of Frank McCourt begins to officially crumble, the Dodgers do have a game to play of the field. The Dodgers battle the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game set at Dodger Stadium.
Jon Garland gets the start for the Dodgers, his second of the season. Garland began the season on the disabled list, but was activated for a start last Friday against St. Louis. Garland took the loss in that game, allowing five runs and nine hits in five innings, but looks for a bounce back tonight.
Old friend Derek Lowe gets the start for the Braves. Lowe was 54-48 with a 3.59 ERA as a Dodger from 2005-2008, before signing a four-year, $60 million contract with Atlanta. Lowe, who turns 38 years old on June 1, is off to a fine start this season, with a 1.82 ERA in four starts, though he has just a 2-2 record. The Braves have scored a total of six runs in his four starts.
Rookie Jerry Sands, who was promoted from Triple A on Monday to make his major league debut, will start in left field again tonight, for the third straight game. Sands has a double and an RBI in each of his first two major league games. Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised on Prime Ticket.
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