Originally posted on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 4/11/12
The Dodgers' kicked off their 50th season in beautiful Dodger Stadium with a 2-1 win against the Pirates on Monday.Clayton Kershaw, fresh of a 3-inning start because of the flu on Opening Day, threw a gem: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K. He's going to be just fine.Andre Ethier, extra base hitting machine, ended up winning the game with a home run into the right field pavilion. Five of his six hits this season have gone for extra bases, good for a team-leading .842 slugging percentage.Kenley Jansen did Kenley Jansen things, striking out two in his inning of work. He also picked up the win because of Ethier's 8th-inning dinger. Javy Guerra closed out the game by getting Pirates' stud center fielder Andrew McCutchen to ground into a double play.Vin Scully missed the home-opener with a cold and might not broadcast the entire series. It sucks for the listener, but Mr. Scully's health is first and foremost. He can take as much time as he needs -- we'll brave the Charley Steiner/Steve Lyo...
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