April 22, 2007

Pre-Game Notes - On Their Mound

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (6-10) vs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS (13-5)
APRIL 22, 2007 AT DODGER STADIUM --- GAME #17, ROAD #13
LHP TOM GORZELANNY (2-0, 1.33 ERA) vs. RHP BRETT TOMKO (0-0, 1.64 ERA)

RHP BRETT TOMKO (0-0, 1.64):
The 34-year-old right-hander enters his 11th season in the Major Leagues and second as a Dodger…has posted an 89-80 lifetime record in 308 career games (233 starts)…is making his third start of the season…signed as a free agent on Dec. 22, 2005 after spending two seasons in San Francisco
AGAINST PITTSBURGH:
Is 7-5 with a 4.35 ERA (54 ER/111.2 IP) in 19 career games (17 starts) against the Pirates…Went 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA (6 ER/10.2 IP) in three games (two starts) vs. Pittsburgh in 2006
LAST TIME OUT:
Battled through 5.0 innings against the Diamondbacks and came out with the no-decision after giving up four runs (two earned) eight hits and four walks Tuesday night
JACKIE SALUTE:
Drew a charcoal sketch of Jackie Robinson that was reproduced and given out to the first 50,000 fans in attendance on April 15 at Dodger Stadium, marking the 60th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier
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