Manny Being Manny: L.A. Looks for Sweep Against Giants

Anthony PascualContributor IAugust 12, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 10:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands in the outfield against the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 10, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Manny Ramirez was dominant and brought L.A. within one game of a sweep of the San Francisco Giants

He lashed a run-scoring double in the top of the fifth, and bombed a two-run homer in the seventh to drive in three Dodger runs. 

Ramirez will have a tougher time against last year's Cy Young winner, Tim Lincecum, in tomorrow's game against the Giants. Today, though, he looked like he was swinging batting practice today against Joe Martinez. 

L.A. throttled the Giants, winning 9-1. Ramirez went 2-for-3, and was intentionally walked twice, with the double and the towering home run. 

Ramirez quieted media talk of a slump, because he had no trouble in tonight’s game. 

Randy Wolf kept the Giants to just three hits through the eighth. He absolutely dominated the mound in getting his sixth win of the year. Wolf gave up one run, the only run the Giants would score all game. 

The Giants are still looking for some offensive power, only getting four hits all game. If the Giants have any hope of making the wild card, they need someone to step up offensively quicky.

Dodgers have a chance for a series sweep, if they can continue this momentum into tomorrow’s game, 12:45 at AT&T Park. This would be a good sign for L.A. fans, after having a rough time the last couple of series.