Hey, playing the league's worst team is really fun! Especially with Clayton Kershaw on the hill (8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 Ks); Matt Kemp pounding a first-inning, two-run HR (his 27th); and Clayton Kershaw squeezing in Tony Gwynn on his own (a great highlight). Wandy Rodriguez gave up
5 2 ER (5 R total) over 6.0 IP, and never had a chance. This is a strangely enjoyable feeling, this winning thing!
Make sure you watch the video of Matt Kemp's two-run HR to kick off the scoring, including
Rodriguez's Carlos Lee's visible epithet at 0:09. Lee set up the two-run jack with a throwing error to allow Jamey Carroll to reach at the start of the game. Good stuff.