Ted Lilly (-, -.--) vs. Matt Cain (-, -.--).
Before we proceed further, let's catch up on some old business. Just replace "Day 2" with "Day 3"; the meaning's the same:
- A Celebration of Day 2 (Joe Posnanski, SI.com)
Done? Good. Everything's gone right for the first-place Dodgers so far; Don Mattingly's pushed all the right buttons, and the Giants have cooperated by gifting them a few extra outs per game. More is expected of Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw this year, and they've gotten off to stellar starts.
Now let's see if some of the less sexy names can come through. Will a strong start by Lilly today make us less impatient for the return of Jon Garland and Vicente Padilla? When will we hear from Andre Ethier? Is Juan Uribe, who had a precautionary x-ray yesterday, ready to return?
So many questions, and not a Magic 8 Ball in sight. Let's focus on three in a row instead.
UPDATE: From @kengurnick:
First-base coach Davey Lopes has left the team for a few days after a death in the family. Dave Hansen will replace him.