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We Can Go 161-1, Right?

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Can someone please tell Dodger’s head athletic trainer Stan Conte to make sure Prozac takes his meds before he pitches?

Pitcher Derek Lowe in his third Opening Day start for the Dodgers gave up six earned runs and five walks in four innings earning a 7-1 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers. Even worse, the only offense the Dodgers could muster was a homerun by Jeff Kent in the second inning and a double by Brady Clark in the ninth. That’s just about as anemic as Nicole Richie. Granted Brewer’s pitcher Ben Sheets (who?) threw like someone had a knife to his momma’s throat, but this was ridiculous.

Since I was at work during the game, I taped* the game and kept up to date with the MLB Gamecast module. Even though I only caught occasional glimpses of the game, I knew what a bloodshed it was. The entire story lies in the stat sheet. If you don’t know how to read one of these, just know that the Dodger’s side is bad while the Brewer’s side is good.

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With all of this negativity, here’s a glimpse of optimism: this is only one game out of 162, 0.6% of the season. Derek Lowe is known to be cold out of the gate, and as bad as the offense was there’s no place to go but up. Right? I sure as hell hope so.