Handicapped by a premature ejaculation by ESPN's Arash Markazi after the Dodgers' opening game victory (not to mention some unorthodox protocol from GT scribe SoSG Dusty Baker), the Dodgers folded early on Saturday and couldn't come back for the win.
Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded four runs in a difficult first inning, punctuated by a Jonny "Quest" Gomes three-run HR to left-center in the first inning. Ryu only lasted five innings and the other four were scoreless (5 H, 0 BB and 7 Ks), and five other Dodger pitchers combined to keep Boston at four runs.
Offensively, aside from Adrian Gonzalez' two-run, two-out double in the eighth, the Dodgers were pretty unlucky: three GIDPs, 1-for-6 with RISP, and only five hits on the entire day.
So maybe this whole Dodgers-Red Sox trade from last year isn't a slam dunk after all, eh Markazi? Maybe next time, ESPN won't be so quick to jump to any Arash conclusions.