The Los Angeles Dodgers tend to have little trouble with the San Diego Padres and giving the ball to Chris Capuano is likely to keep it that way for now.
Capuano goes for his best start to a season in his eight-year career Wednesday night when the Dodgers visit the Padres for the opener of this two-game set.
Los Angeles (24-12) has won 16 of the last 19 meetings with San Diego (13-24), including a 7-3 record at Petco Park.
That dominance has continued in 2012 with the Dodgers winning six of seven meetings. They took three of four in their season-opening series at San Diego.
Starting Capuano (5-0, 2.06) would seem to be a good way to continue that success.
The left-hander is off to his best start since winning his first five decisions over seven starts with Milwaukee in 2007. However, he went 0-10 with a 5.20 ERA in his final 18 starts that season and finished 5-12 - two of the losses coming in relief.
"That's a long time ago. It's hard to remember back that far," Capuano said....