GAME 1: The game is tied 2-2. Top of the ninth, Matt Kemp on first, no out. The Padres have Heath Bell on the mound. It's like God hit pause on his DVR. Both teams are struggling to score runs in spacious Petco, but the Padres are slightly more frustrated, having stolen five bases and left ten men on.
GAME 2: Hiroki Kuroda (1-0, 3.86) vs. Dustin Moseley (0-1, 1.29).
Kuroda threw deep into his first start, which the Dodgers won 7-5 over the Giants. His seven innings helped out the bullpen, and let's hope he does it again today because Don Mattingly won't have too many arms available to him after yesterday's Ironman triathlon (rain/tarp/baseball).
Former Angel Moseley is subbing for the injured Mat Latos (shoulder). Moseley's only pitched a total of two innings in his career against the Dodgers, so there's little history there. But who knows what powers he gains just by donning a Padres uniform?
The Dodgers are still at .500 and have a run differential of -11, yet they could be in first place in the NL West by day's end. April showers may bring May flowers, but something something something Mike Blowers.