The Dodgers injury woes got worse today as they beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 in game 2 of their 3 game series.
Reliever Brian Wilson (0-1) was the latest Dodger addition to the DL as he found him self on the 15 day version with inflammation in his right elbow. This is after Wilson gave yup 3 earned runs in the 8th inning yesterday against San Diego, spoiling what should have been a 2-0 start for Hyun Jin Ryu.
Clayton Kershaw got some bad news as well as Donnie Baseball told the media that he will need a rehab stint in 2-3 weeks when he gets back from his back problems. He will pitch in the majors after this if he gets through with out a mishap.
The game was set to be a high emotion thriller after last year’s game with the same pitchers on the mound and a few batters getting hit. But today that wasn’t the case as the batsmen just made seemingly light work of the pitchers.
Despite all the upsets of the day LA came out of it with a win over the division rival. Things definitely started well with Yasiel Puig smacking a deep home run over the left field wall with Carl Crawford on base.
Zack Greinke took to the mound for his first 2014 appearance with a 2-0 lead after one. He kept the score steady through his work of 3 perfect innings. His control looked on key and already had 3 strikeouts.
Dee Gordon singled with two outs to continue the mini rally in the fourth to bring Juan Uribe home from third after his earlier double and an extra base via a throwing error.
Last nights first nemesis, Seth Smith, came to the plate again with one out and once again belted a ball that stayed up in the plate to deep left and over the fence for his second solo shot in 2 days.
Again a Greinke error gave the Padres a sniff at it with a wild pitch allowing Gyorko to score and it was the pitch that gave Grandal a walk. This lead to 2nd and third being occupied with one out but Zack managed another K and a fly out to end the threat.
Although there were 12 hits and 7 walks on the day only 5 runs crossed the plate in a low scoring, exciting affair.
Zack Greinke got the win with his line of 5IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB and 5Ks. Rodriguez, Withrow, Howell and Kenley Jansen all pitched an inning each in relief with Kenley earning his second save of the year despite 2 hits in the 9th.