Jeff Weaver starts the series finale for the Dodgers on Wednesday night. After pitching a masterpiece against Roger Clemens, Weaver followed it up by allowing three homers in a less-than-stellar outing against the Rockies, who have pounded him for a 7.04 ERA this year. A 5.73 ERA this year against the Giants isn't much better.
The Dodgers can pull within half-game of the second-place Giants with a win. They are 4-4 against the Giants at Dodger Stadium this year and 7-7 against the Giants overall in 2005.
Having purchased the contracts of left-handed hitters Jason Grabowski and Bryan Myrow on Tuesday, the Dodgers are likely to add only one more Minor League callup, right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton, when Double-A Jacksonville wraps up its playoffs.
LAD: RHP Jeff Weaver
13-9, 4.40 ERA in 2005
1-1, 5.73 ERA vs. SF in 2005
RHP Jason Schmidt
12-6, 4.25 ERA in 2005
3-0, 3.00 ERA vs. LAD in 2005
Player to watch
Antonio Perez is 5-for-7 against Jason Schmidt
On the Internet
"I don't know where we'd be without him." -- Jim Tracy on Jeff Kent
Official game notes
LAD: KFWB 980 AM; KWKW 1330 AM (Español)
SF: KNBR 850 AM; KLOK 1170 AM (Español)
Jeff Kent's walk-off home run was the third for the Dodgers this year (Hee-Seop Choi and Dioner Navarro had the others). It was Kent's 26th home run, 25th as a second baseman, three behind the Los Angeles Dodgers record set by Davey Lopes in 1979 ... Duaner Sanchez appeared in his 70th game on Tuesday, second in the league behind San Francisco's Scott Eyre, who appeared in his 74th game on Tuesday ... Yhency Brazoban snapped a personal eight-game losing streak with the win in relief ... Olmedo Saenz pinch-hit for clean-up hitter Jason Phillips in the eighth inning and grounded out ... Bryan Myrow became the 11th Dodgers rookie to make his Major League debut this season when he grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.
Friday: vs. Padres, 7:40 p.m. PT
Saturday: vs. Padres, 1:10 p.m. PT
Sunday: vs. Padres, 1:10 p.m. PT
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.