Why was the number-four pitcher starting the second game of the season? Randy Wolf couldn't protect the Dodgers' lead in the sixth inning, and the Dodger bats were no-hit for the last five innings of the game. Almost everything that went right in yesterday's Game 1 victory went wrong in today's Game 2 loss—although some things stayed wrong: The Dodgers have struck out 20 times over the first two games. On the plus side, Matt Kemp (2-for-4) and James Loney (1-for-3) remained productive, and Will Ohman and Ronald Belisario made smooth debuts out of the bullpen.
So what can we learn from two games? Just this: Consistency takes time. Oh, and Duaner Sanchez is on the Padres now. Who knew?