Thursday, April 09, 2009

Game 4 Thread: April 9 @ Padres, 12:30p

Clayton Kershaw (0-0, -.--) vs. Kevin Correia (0-0, -.--).

COMMENTS: Well, it seemed like a beautiful day for a ballgame—until the news of the DUI hit-and-run death of 22-year-old Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart floated across the wire. Condolences to Adenhart's family and to the Angels organization and fans—and to the other families who lost loved ones in the incident.

With a fresh dose of perspective thrown in our faces, let's try to appreciate what we have today. Kershaw goes for the series win and Blake DeWitt sees his first start of the season, spelling Rafael Furcal. Have you noticed the Dodgers have hit two home runs but have allowed none? A nice trend, PETCO Park notwithstanding.

UPDATE:

DUI update at Dodger Thoughts

UPDATE:

Tonight's Angels game has been postponed. (angelsbaseball.com)

UPDATE:

Via BLS, thanks to Will Leitch for transcribing Vin Scully's tribute to Adenhart:

If I may speak for every member of the Dodger organization, our heartfelt and deepest sympathies to the mother and family of Nick Adenhart, and to every member in the Angels organization, for the untimely accident and death of young Nick last night at the tender age of twenty-two. Nick, from Maryland, had pitched six scoreless innings and was in a car with three friends, and a driver apparently went through a red light and T-boned the car, killing three of the four, including Nick, and one other member is in critical condition. And if there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years — and I haven’t learned much — but the one thing I’ve learned: Don’t even waste your time trying to figure out life.

Ground ball through for Andre Ethier, and life continues for those who still have it. And with a leadoff single, Russell Martin will be coming up.

But I would say, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a moment and say a prayer in memory for Nick, especially for his parents. What a shock to lose a twenty-two-year-old.

Andre Ethier at first base, Russell Martin the batter, James Loney on deck, and the Dodgers try to strike in the second inning against Kevin Correia.

photo by duranla at phodroid via Diamond Leung

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Dusto Magnifico said...

VERRRRRRY DISAPPOINTED!

Alireza said...

When is Torre going to learn and put Russ in the leadoff spot? At least when he gives Furcal his days off.

Anyway, I missed the chance to hear Vinny's words, but they exemplified class as always. Seriously, Vin Scully should be named Poet Laureate of Major League Baseball.

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