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Torre visits Big Apple for the first time with Dodgers

May 29, 2008 - 1:23 PM Los Angeles Dodgers (26-26) at New York Mets (25-26) 7:10 p.m. EDT

FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- Joe Torre endured a very public divorce with the New York Yankees in the offseason. On Thursday, he'll meet up with another manager getting caught up in a new York media firestorm of his own.

For the first time since he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, Torre returns to New York to face the embattled Willie Randolph and the Mets in the first of three games at Shea Stadium.

Torre won four World Series championships with the New York Yankees in his first five seasons but declined a rich one-year offer from the team - worth a reported $5 million - in the offseason, eventually settling upon a three-year, $13 million contract with the Dodgers.

The New York media has seemingly turned their attention to Mets manager Willie Randolph, who has been the subject of persistent rumors for most of this season after his team suffered the biggest late-season collapse in major league history in 2007, and has followed that up with a largely unsatisfying 2008 campaign that has seen the team fall as many as three games under .500.

However, talk of his impending firing has cooled ever so slightly after the Mets took two of three from Florida - a trend they will look to continue when they send Claudio Vargas (1-2, 3.93 ERA) to the mound in the opener.

The righthander allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings in Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies, walking one while striking out three.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers - who scored one run in each game of a three-game sweep against the Chicago Cubs - counter with Brad Penny (5-5, 5.32). The righthander, who has dropped each of his last three decisions, surrendered four runs and four hits over seven innings in Saturday's 4-0 setback to the St. Louis Cardinals, walking two while striking out five.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 7 2
    NY METS 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 0 x 8 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LOS - BRAD PENNY, HONG-CHIH KUO (5TH), SCOTT PROCTOR (7TH), JOE
    BEIMEL (7TH), CORY WADE (8TH) AND RUSSELL MARTIN
    NYM - CLAUDIO VARGAS, PEDRO FELICIANO (6TH), CARLOS

    May 29 10:16 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN SCHNEIDER SCORED CARLOS DELGADO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B SCHNEIDER ON FIRST, E CHAVEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    NY METS 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: S SCHOENEWEIS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Dodgers 4, Mets 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 29 9:47 PM
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    Dodgers 4, Mets 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 29 9:46 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ENDY CHAVEZ SCORED CARLOS BELTRAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E CHAVEZ ON FIRST, C DELGADO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    NY METS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: B SCHNEIDER (.250, 0-FOR-3)

    Dodgers 4, Mets 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 29 9:43 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAMES LONEY SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LONEY ON FIRST, R MARTIN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    NY METS 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: M KEMP (.309, 0-FOR-2)

    Dodgers 4, Mets 6  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 29 9:33 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BLAKE DEWITT (5) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS SCORED JAMES LONEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3, NY METS 6
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: L MAZA (.346, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers 3, Mets 6  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 29 8:40 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JEFF KENT (5) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 1, NY METS 6
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J LONEY (.270, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers 1, Mets 6  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 29 8:36 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID WRIGHT (11) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 4TH OFF BRAD PENNY SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 0, NY METS 6
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.262, 1-FOR-2)

    Dodgers 0, Mets 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 29 8:30 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY LUIS CASTILLO SCORED CLAUDIO VARGAS. ERROR BY
    JUAN PIERRE ALLOWED JOSE REYES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L CASTILLO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 0
    NY METS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.284, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Dodgers 0, Mets 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 29 8:30 PM


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    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID WRIGHT (10) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF BRAD PENNY SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 0, NY METS 2
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Dodgers 0, Mets 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 29 8:07 PM
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