You may be wondering why everybody is wearing number 42 tonight:
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Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 1.80) vs. Matt Cain (1-0, 1.29).
Thus endeth the post-coital afterglow (redundant, I know) of Monday's Opening Day orgy of Feeling Good About the Dodgers. And did you remember to file your tax returns? Back to earth, indeed. But there's no reason why the good, clean fun can't continue: Squeaky-clean Kershaw takes the mound with a work-in-progress changeup that's been added to his already-legendary curveball and zippiest fastball among left-handed starters.
Cain is winless in his career against the Dodgers, but don't let that fool you into thinking he'll roll over for us. Against the Dodgers in 2008, Cain had a 2.79 ERA and held them to a .257 batting average. The guy's hard-luck streak has to end sometime, right? After all, the Dodgers beat Randy Johnson for the first time at Dodger Stadium on Monday, and we all know what happened to Wes Parker's 39-year-old record too. It should be a good Battle of the Youngsters tonight.