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Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
After a disappointing loss last night on Jackie Robinson night, the Dodgers will look to get things back on track in game two of the three game series with the San Diego Padres. This will be the Dodgers’ first look at what life will be like for the next couple months without Zack Greinke in their rotation.
That starting pitching depth is looking pretty good now, right? After being one of the most heavily shopped players of the off-season, Chris Capuano started the 2013 season in the bullpen. The 2012 12-game winner now gets a crack to re-establish himself as a starter. Win-win for the Dodgers really. Capuano will fill in nicely I’m sure, plus he will hopefully boost his value just in time to get traded when Greinke comes back.
Capuano has had two phenomenal appearances in relief in 2013. Interestingly enough, both came against the Padres. He put up a total of 2-2/3 innings of work, while only giving up two hits and no runs, including four punch-outs. Let’s hope we see more of the same as the Dodgers try to avoid the seasons first three-game losing streak.
Tonight should be a fun night at the ballpark as the Dodgers will celebrate Taiwanese culture, and host Taiwan Night. Many festivities will be held on the field before first pitch, including a ceremony for the Taiwanese lantern in lot G of the parking lot.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Carl Crawford, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Matt Kemp, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
A.J. Ellis, C
Juan Uribe, 3B
Justin Sellers, SS
Chris Capuano, P
Padres Staring Lineup
Chris Denorfia, RF
Everth Cabrera, SS
Yonder Alsonso, 1B
Jesus Guzman, LF
Jedd Gyorko, 3B
Nick Hundley, C
Cameron Maybin, CF
Alexi Amarista, 2B
Jason Marquis, P
Still looking for Dodgers tickets? It’s not too late to grab your tickets for tonight’s game. Also don’t forget tomorrow night is the Hello Kitty Fleece Blanket giveaway, as the Dodgers finish up with the San Diego Padres. Then the Dodgers head to Baltimore for their first inter-league series of the season. Go blue!
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Jackie Robinson, football star? Yup, once upon a time. USC released footage of a game in 1939 between the Trojans and the UCLA Bruins, Robinson’s team, which resulted in a 0-0 tie but had some pretty good action.
In the video, you can see Robinson break a few tackles and launch a vicious hit to pop the ball loose when USC was threatening to score.
As great as Robinson looks on...
Tom Garfinkel was caught on tape blaming Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke for the brawl between the teams as well as making an insulting remark about Greinke.
Jackie Robinson was a darn-good baseball player, but if he chose not to pursue America’s Pastime, it’s pretty obvious that he had a solid backup plan in football.
On Monday, a UCLA-USC highlight from 1939 hit the internet. In it, Robinson (No. 28 on UCLA) can be seen dominating on both offense and defense. Robinson was one of four black players on the 1939 squad, along with...
BOSTON (AP) Everybody in uniform at the Tampa Bay Rays game Monday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park wore the number "42" as Major League Baseball celebrated its fifth annual Jackie Robinson Day.
Fans will see more of that number on jerseys before the next couple of days are out. All the teams in action - there were eight night games on the schedule, in addition to the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed starting
pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf
muscle, according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.
#Dodgers: Capuano DL, Federowicz recalled.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 17, 2013
To replace Capuano on the roster, the Dodgers have called up
catcher Tim Federowicz...
I was about to start working on an article about Jackie Robinson when I received word that there had been 2 explosions at the Boston Marathon.
There have been no reports of any threats to any areas outside of Boston, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has put the public on heightened alert.
The Dodgers have a highly visible presence of LAPD officers at every game. ...
Dodger Stadium is sold out tonight. Giving away some awesome Statuettes to the first 40,000 fans in the ballpark. If you have a ticket, please be patient getting into the ballpark tonight. If not, enjoy this one at home. The recap will be late tonight.
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