Clayton Kershaw (0-2, 4.42) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9, 4.20)
COMMENTS: Quick - without looking it up, answer the following question:
Why do I ask? Well, The Da Vinci Code opened in the US and in many countries worldwide on May 19, 2006. That same night, the Dodgers put up 16 runs the crosstown rival Angels, the last time they would do so until last night. Anna Nicole Smith's son died on September 15, 2006, three days before the Dodgers edged the Padres 11-10 - the last time they allowed 10+ runs but still won the game
The point being, yesterdays offensive outburst was a once-every- two-years-or-so rarity. So based on that astute observation, I wouldn't expect anything more than, say, 14 runs tonight.
P.S. If today also seems like a landmark day, well it is. This is SoSG's first ever combination Game Thread/Poll!
P.S.S. It also marks Kershaw's return to the rotation. Let's hope he can make the 14 runs stand up!