LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Perfect at Home
LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 8-5. James McDonald is a young pitcher, and it has shown so far this season. In this game he got into trouble in the first inning but was able to get out unscathed. But the second inning was a different story altogether when he couldn't find the strike zone. He walked four giving up three runs and was pulled after two outs in the second inning for 2006 World Series Champion Jeff Weaver. I was half expecting to see Jim Tracy in the dug out there for a second. But Weaver pitched four scoreless innings after being called up earlier in the day from AAA Albuquerque. Meanwhile the Dodger offense did what it does coming through for the win. The Dodgers are now 7-0 at home to start the season for the first time since 1947 when they went 9-0 at Ebbets Field.
New York Yankees defeat LA Angels 7-4. April has been a cruel month for the Angels, and the last day would treat them no better. Anthony Ortega making his second major league start going 6 1/3 innings and giving up four runs for the Angels. Reliever Justin Speier would prove to be weak link giving up three runs in the eighth inning when the game was tied 4-4. Mariano Rivera would pitch a perfect ninth for the Yankees striking out two.
San Diego Padres at LA Dodgers. Jake Peavy vs. Clayton Kershaw. 7:10 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 790 KABC.
LA Angels at NY Yankees. Jered Weaver vs. Andy Pettite. 4:05 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA/AM 980 KFWB.
Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings. Game 1 of the second round. 4:00 pm Versus.
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