Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Game 2 Thread: April 3 @ Brewers, 5.05p

Dodgers start Randy Wolf (0-0) vs. Chris Capuano (0-0).

Dodgers: 0-1 (T-4th and last place, NL West)
Brewers: 1-0 (T-1st, NL Central)

From dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:

Dodgers: Wolf has been more impressive this spring than he was last year coming off elbow surgery. He said he's completely healthy, and he's pitched like it. Wolf is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his last two starts at Miller Park.

Brewers: The left-hander was an All-Star last season but is looking to bounce back from a dismal second half in which he went 1-8 with a 5.17 ERA. He struggled a bit to find a comfortable pace in Spring Training, and tends to work very slowly with runners on base, partly because he throws over to first base a lot with the best pickoff move in the National League. Capuano has had success against Los Angeles, going 2-2 against the Dodgers with a 2.61 ERA in seven games.

COMMENTS

  • As posted yesterday, Matt Kemp will start in right field for Andre Ethier against Milwaukee left-hander Chris Capuano. Kemp was 3-for-7 in Miller Park last year and 2-for-3 with a triple against Capuano. Ethier went 0-for-2 yesterday.
  • Ramon Martinez will start at shortstop in place of the injured Rafael Furcal. Martinez also went 0-for-2 yesterday.
  • Juan Pierre, Russell Martin, Luis Gonzalez, Nomar Garciaparra, and Wilson Betemit all have not gotten a hit yet this year.

UPDATE

The (belated) lineup: Pierre, Martin, Garciaparra, Kent, Gonzalez, Kemp, Betemit, Martinez, Wolf

19 comments:

Orel said...

Will the grass still be slippery? The last thing I want to see is Matt Kemp making errors out there.

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin gets his first hit! Kent moves him over but Luis Gonzalez grounds out to the robust Prince Fielder.

0-0 going to the second.

Orel said...

Glad to see Kemp batting 6th, even though he K'd.

Orel said...

Randy Wolf...no-hitter brewing.

Orel said...

Fun fact: "Wolfie" is the name of John Connor's dog in Terminator 2.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, Orel!

According to Gameday (though it has not stated details yet), Wolf just grooved a meatball to Mench for a home run. Thanks.

Stop violating a cardinal rule!!!

Steve Sax said...

Betemit struck out on three pitches btw.

Yesterday Wilson struck out on six pitches, grounded out on two pitches, and then grounded out on three pitches.

It would be nice if he learned how to take a frickin' pitch.

Steve Sax said...

Gameday and ESPN Gamecast are locked for me. I gotta get out of work so I can figure out what the heck is going on...are we losing? winning? WHATTTTTT

Steve Sax said...

Bill hall nailed at the plate! Nice job Russell (and good job to call a fastball before the double steal).

2-2 after 3.

Steve Sax said...

1-2-3 inning for the Dodgers. Betemit is now 0-for-5 this year.

Orel said...

How did the Brewers score their second run?

Orel said...

Mench? Not Fielder?

Steve Sax said...

Radio ad for Hooters Hotel:

"An American tradition."

"Sleep with someone you know."

Nice marketing!

Steve Sax said...

Russell Martin is groovin! Nice Homer!

Steve Sax said...

Martin is 3-for-3 with a single, double, and homerun...

DodgerFan in Idaho said...

Gonzo's view from left field:

(taken from Tony Jackson's blog)

This is what I tried to describe verbally in yesterday's blog, but I thought a visual would give you a better idea. This is the view Luis Gonzalez had from left field in Miller Park yesterday, when he lost that fly ball in the windows.

Steve Sax said...

DFiI: we saw it too. Posted earlier today.

Sorry but I am really really depressed after loss number 2. Our "late inning rally" quotient is pathetic, with saenz, pierre, and martin in the 9th (not that you can blame Martin). Tomorrow's post will be scathing.

DodgerFan in Idaho said...

No really... if you have already seen the view... then you owe it to yourself to see it one more time. Just click the link in my previous post above...

Orel said...

Ha! Nice one, Idaho!