Chad Billingsley (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Erik Bedard (0-1, 1.29 ERA)
How about that home opener, huh?
The Good: Andre Ethier got to play hero on his 30th birthday, demolishing a baseball to secure a 2-1 Dodger win. (Also good? Seeing a packed house of jubilant Dodger fans after last year's misery.)
The Bad: Vin Scully wasn't well enough to call the game. Per Tom Hoffarth, he's out again tonight. I would happily donate my nasal passages to get Vinny back sooner.
The Ugly: James Loney is 0 for 14 to start the season. (And with lefty Bedard starting for the Pirates, Loney likely won't have a chance to improve on that dismal start just yet.)
Chad goes for his second win, with what we all hope is a repeat of his dazzling performance in San Diego.
Go Thunder Thighs!