Vicente Padilla (0-1, 14.54) vs. Josh Johnson (0-1, 7.20).
COMMENTS: .500, baby! A strong outing by Billingsley and a stellar one by Kuroda have brought the Dodgers back to sea level, and Padilla can amend for his awful Opening Day start by keeping the Dodgers in today's game.
THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT
REASONS TO BELIEVE
- it's early, but Furcal, Martin and DeWitt each have an OBP of .500
- speed on the basepaths (James Loney?)
- Colletti's bench strategy may be paying off: Belliard, GA and Johnson are off to strong starts at the plate
- a win today would give the Dodgers at least a break-even road trip going into Tuesday's home opener
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