Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Game 2 Thread: April 7 @ Padres, 7p

Randy Wolf (0-0, 0.00) vs. Chris Young (0-0, 0.00).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers emerged from Opening Day with a 4-1 victory over long-time nemesis Jake Peavy, on a day when almost everyone did as we had hoped: Rafael Furcal and Orlando Hudson reached base and both stole a base to start the game; James Loney slugged both in with a 2RBI single to left; Matt Kemp homered and made a spectacular diving catch; Hiroki Kuroda got us into the seventh with only a scratch wound of a single first-inning run; Cory Wade and Hong-Chih Kuo held the lead; and Broxton shut them down in the ninth with 100 MPH balls of heat. Who needs that Manny Ramirez guy (who went 0-for-3 with 1K)?

The Dodgers owned Chris Young last year, beating him all three times (in two of the games, Young took the loss). But Young's a better pitcher than that (42-28 career), so let's see if last year's teammate Randy Wolf can beat him tonight. And did Vin Scully mention that Chris Young went to Princeton? Funny, that's the first time I've heard that.

118 comments:

Loney Fan said...

Two in a row! Let's go Wolf!

Erin said...

I'll be here at the beginning of the game for sure, but it'll be 10pm when the game starts here, so we'll see how long I can hang around.

I'm just glad Karina's back.

Neeebs said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I love this time of year. Such excitement in the air. Everyone is happy. Everyone's an optimist.

Go Blue.

Orel said...

Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Ramirez, LF
Ethier, RF
Martin, C
Loney, 1B
Kemp, CF
Blake, 3B
Wolf, P

Orel said...

Raffy goes down on the backwards K.

Orel said...

Tall Chris Young with two K's. Time to panic!

Orel said...

Wolf K's Giles looking!

karina said...

No panic. Game is young as the season.

Epale Orel!

I'm late because i got confused with the hour.

Orel said...

Wolf has 2 K's of his own.

karina said...

Not too bad, Wolf k's Gonzalez.

karina said...

Erin, i'm excited to be here too, again.

I just wanna inform to the people i don't know i;m a huge fan of this site.

Orel said...

Loney won't lay off the high fastball. And gets a single up the middle for it.

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! So nice to have you around.

Kemp singles up the middle too!

Orel said...

Everybody, meet Karina. Karina, meet everybody.

Orel said...

Casey goes down swinging. Damn.

karina said...

Lead off triple by Kouzmanoff...

karina said...

One out, two more to go! let's go Blue!

Orel said...

Hairston with the RBI. 1-0 Padres.

karina said...

In Gameday, they skipped Hairston.

Orel said...

Karina, how did Aguilas do this season?

Wolf walks Hundley. Men on first and second for the Padres, one out.

karina said...

Hundley walks. This doesn't look pretty.

Orel said...

Does Gameday still do that? Last year, sometimes the last batter would disappear.

Orel said...

"Baserunning boner by Scott Hairston!" —Vinny

Orel said...

Great defensive maneuvering by Loney there.

karina said...

Very well, Orel. They got into the playoffs and they were fighting to get into the finals two days before the playoffs ended. It was very exciting, because they were mostly a group of very young players. It was a season to remember!

karina said...

Go King James!. I'd wish i could have seen it.

It seems King James and Kemp are really motivated.

Dusto Magnifico said...

right now I think I'd rather see the other Blake (Dewitt).

Dusto Magnifico said...

anyone else curious why wolf is starting this game. Didn't he do terribly in San Diego last year?

karina said...

Young singles, Giles walks. One out.

Wolf, to me, is the biggest question mark in the rotation. Of course, i forgot about Schimtd, long time ago.

Orel said...

Hey Dusto. I think Wolf going today gives the Dodgers a R-L-R-L-R rotation, and also sets up Bills for the home opener.

Rancho Ardiendo for the Padres. Or do we only get to use that term for the good guys?

Orel said...

Although at this rate, Torre might be wishing he started Kershaw tonight.

Damon said...

wow wolf you suck

Orel said...

Wolf K's Kouzmanoff. He's at 47 pitches.

Damon said...

lets see a 1-2-3 dp

Orel said...

Escape from San Diego!

Damon said...

somehow gets out of it

Orel said...

Aflac trivia question: What pitcher has the most all-time wins against the Los Angeles Dodgers?

karina said...

That was close. Hit him hard, Maanny!

Orel said...

Manny's first hit of the season is a double!

Dusto Magnifico said...

MANNY!!!!

karina said...

I saw the answer to this question on this morning Sportscenter, but i can't remember :(

Peavy was second in that list. Also there were a couple of Hall of Famers....

Orel said...

I was going to say Peavy.

karina said...

C-mon, Mr. Martin. Be a good son!

Dusto Magnifico said...

anyone else get the feeling that Loney and Kemp are planning on ripping the NL west a new one this year?

Orel said...

J. Martin RBI double! 1-1 tie!

Orel said...

Loney & Kemp & Ethier & Martin
and Bills
and Kershaw

Dusto Magnifico said...

It might be someone like Maddux. Back in the day Atlanta was part of the NL West.

karina said...

My son delivered!.We need a nickname for the young blue.

Dusto Magnifico said...

"Baby Blues"

Orel said...

Loney walks. Two on for Kemp, one out!

karina said...

Orel, i think Wade and McDonald could be great, too.

Orel said...

They are really worried about Martin at second. Young gives up a lot of steals.

Damon said...

Anyone else get 100 things dodgers fans should know & do before they die?

Orel said...

True, Karina. McDonald is the big question mark—he starts Friday.

Orel said...

Not yet, Damon. Do you have it?

Orel said...

Kemp infield single! RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Sac fly! 2-1 Dodgers!

karina said...

If Wolf could get a walk...

Damon said...

Got it in the mail yesterday

karina said...

Have you had the chance to read something?

Orel said...

Almost, Randy. Nice try.

Dusto Magnifico said...

I still dont understand why we need to have our staff lined up R-L-R-L-R? R-R-L-R-L is no different.

Orel said...

Yeah, first impressions, Damon?

Orel said...

trivia answer: Juan Marichal

Damon said...

Good so far. I've only read a couple of pages

Fred's Brim said...

keep it goin Randy!

Orel said...

Dusto: Maybe to prevent the Padres from settling in to their lineup? It is a four-game series.

Damon said...

Orel what are your thoughts about J.Martin using your number

Orel said...

Wolf listens to FB.

Orel said...

Damon: Russell is a worthy successor to wear #55.

Orel said...

Nice steal by Hudson.

Damon said...

Next time you're on an Espn broadcast would you punch Steve Phillips for me please

Orel said...

Nice tagging up by Hudson. Some players would have taken off on contact.

Nims said...

I love the disgust in Vinny's voice when he says "Giants."

Orel said...

You got it, Damon. During a commercial break.

Nims, I really don't think Vin is a homer like that.

Orel said...

David Eckstein looks like he's standing in a blender.

Orel said...

Martin is quick like cat.

Alex said...

The Padres are bad. Really bad.

Orel said...

"Let's go back to this one."

Orel said...

Then why are we only up by one?

Orel said...

This ump has the oddest strike zone tonight. High and tight.

Dusto Magnifico said...

is young done for the night?

Orel said...

Hmmm, Wolf might not escape the 6th.

Orel said...

Wolf at 84 pitches. Young at 97.

Orel said...

Great defensive play by Hudson, and presence of mind to try to throw the runner out at third.

Mota in.

Orel said...

Geez Mota

Orel said...

Did I mention we're losing now? 3-2 Padres.

Orel said...

4-2 Pads

karina said...

4-2 now. *sigh*

Orel said...

Okay, let's see what the Padres' pen's got.

karina said...

When do they give the answer to the trivia? 7th?

karina said...

Gerut flies out!

Orel said...

Padres using a 28-year-old rookie reliever. Which of course means he'll fan the side.

Orel said...

Karina, the trivia answer was Juan Marichal.

Orel said...

DeWitt pops up in his first AB of the season.

Orel said...

DeWitt probably swung at ball four. Furcal's at 3-1.

Orel said...

Two on!

Orel said...

Why even swing there, Orlando?

Orel said...

Here we go, Manny!

Orel said...

shit

Steve Sax said...

Argh! Msnny is useless! Trade him!

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Man.

Steve Sax said...

one down for Oh, Man.

Orel said...

I thought Ohman was supposed to start the season in the minors.

Steve Sax said...

nice new avatar, karina. and welcome back

Steve Sax said...

Orel: he is. He's playing the Padres.

Thank you San Diego! Good night!

Steve Sax said...

I have no idea how to read all these funky new Gameday dials. I feel like I'm standing in front of the instrument panel of a cockpit.

Speaking of which, guess who did this (trivia answer to be posted in a week or so)?

Orel said...

Duaner Sanchez!

Dusto Magnifico said...

How was Duaner's velocity?

Orel said...

TV radar says he topped out at 91. But he got the side out in order.

Steve Sax said...

Blake walks with one man out in the ninth (Kemp K).

Blake still is batting .000 for the year (though he got a sac fly RBI today).

Steve Sax said...

The new Gameday has this by the batter:

Loves to face:
Hates to face:

My entry would say:

Loves to face: my wife and kids
Hates to face: the highlighter person at Costco

Steve Sax said...

5-pitch K for Mientkiewicz. Two out.

And it looks like the Padres don't miss Trevor Hoffman!

Steve Sax said...

Raffy already has two Ks on the day, and he's down 0-2...

Steve Sax said...

...and there's the third K for Raffy to end the game.

Dodgers lose, 4-2.

Good night, everybody!

Dusto Magnifico said...

2 runs... offensive offense

Orel said...

Boo!

Steve Sax said...

NPGTUT (New Post-Game Thread Up Top).