The Dodgers scored two runs in the top of the first, catalyzed by a Tony Gwynn single and an Elian Herrera double (Herrera scored on a Andre Ethier sacrifice fly. "So with a lineup that doesn't LOOK like it's going to score," said Vin Scully, "darned if they don't get a run with the first two hitters!"
But Scully was right, that was all the scoring we would do. Clayton Richard shut us down for his second win on the season, improving to 2-5, and Chris Capuano--who had a decent 6.1 IP with 3 ER (all off the bat of Chase Headley) and 6 Ks--took the loss. The Dodgers were so lifeless offensively today (on a day where Ethier was the only opening day starter in the lineup), that they sent up .236 BA James Loney at the end as the tying run, with Bobby Abreu in scoring position. Loney popped to third to end the game. And there we go. How soon are Jerry Hairston and Matt Kemp back, again?
At least the Lakers are sure to win tonight. We can use this as the Game 2 GT.