LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Defeat Peavy
Matt Kemp being congratulated after his solo shot in the seventh inning. AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 4-1. Manny Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in the third inning thanks in large part to an errant pick-off play by Padres ace Jake Peavy. The game started off on the right foot for the Dodgers when Rafael Furcal and Orlando Hudson led off the game with consecutive singles. Matt Kemp would close out the scoring with a towering home run to deep center field in the seventh inning. Kemp also robbed Jody Gerut of a line drive double when he made a diving catch into the sunlight in the sixth inning. Despite having a shaky spring, Jonathan Broxton smoked the ball by the last three Padres hitters striking out two for a perfect ninth. This marks the second time Peavy has lost to the Dodgers, the first since 2003 when Kevin Brown was the winning pitcher for the Dodgers.
LA Angels defeat Oakland A's 3-0. Joe Saunders pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings as the Angels start out the 2009 campaign on the right foot. Howie Kendrick meanwhile provided enough offense hitting an RBI single in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth inning. Bobby Abreu went 1-for-4 in his regular season debut with the Halos while striking out twice. Brian Fuentes in his first save situation for the Angels decided to forego the drama of his predecessor using 13 pitches to notch a perfect ninth.
Calgary Flames defeat LA Kings 4-1. I guess the Kings should have saved some goals Saturday night for this game. They visit my ex-boyfriend Mike Cammalleri and go down in flames, so to speak. Cammalleri got back into form getting two points with assists to Daymond Langkow and Jarome Iginla in the second period. Wayne Simmonds got his seventh goal of the season for the Kings in the second period off of a Michal Handzus assist.