At this rate, the Dodgers are on pace for a 162-0 season, following a 7-5 victory over the Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Grounds (their second in two days). The Dodgers also lead all of MLB in wins in Australia (suck it, Giants!). And the new lineup Donnie went with today worked offensive magic (too bad we didn't know this for Game 1, as the over/under for that game was 6.5, and my friend chose the under).
Dee Gordon led off and went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a double and one run. Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier each had RBI, and Juan Uribe dropped to the eight hole and went 3-for-5 with a double of his own (and not a double cheeseburger, either). Hyun-Jin Ryu went five innings but gave up only two hits and 0 ER, and if not for a shaky four-run ninth inning, the Dodgers would have made this one look very, very easy in Australia.
We've got heaps of pictures to show from this game (some of which we were tweeting live during the game at @sosgsosg), but this is one of the angles from the O'Reilly Stand which has the SCG Members Club in the background. Note the open seats; today's game seemed a lot less crowded than yesterday's season opener (to be fair, Clayton Kershaw is a much better draw). But the merchandise lines were still batshit crazy. More pictures, and stories, for future posts.
For now, the Dodgers open up a two game lead on everyone in the NL West. Get some sleep, boys! Oh, and speaking of small sample size: