Hyun-Jin Ryu followed up his shaky debut with a solid start to earn the sweep of the Pirates: 101 pitches over 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER (off a two-run HR to Andrew McCutchen; no shame there, even though it was Pittsburgh's first HR this year), 6 Ks and 2 BB. Ronald Bellisario got the hold with 1.2 IP, closed out by Matt Guerrier and Ken Howell in the ninth.
But the story today was the Dodgers offense, which finally showed up in the sixth game of the season. Adrian Gonzalez led the way with a 3-for-4, 4 RBI day; Carl Crawford went 2-for-4 with 2 runs, and Nick Punto went 2-for-2 with 2 runs himself. Matt Kemp doubled in the first inning and had a sacrifice fly in the third to give the Dodgers the lead.
Even Justin Sellers got his first hit, a HR to left center. Heck, even Juan Uribe almost went yard (fly to the deep left corner). It was that kind of day, the third sellout of the year.
Dodgers get a day off tomorrow and then greet the Padres for their home opener Tuesday. Sax, on the other hand, gets to relish his newly acquired Matt Kemp youth jersey. Thanks, Dodgers (and Dreyer's Ice Cream)!