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Open Thread: Game 102 - vs. San Diego Padres

A nice pitching matchup for an afternoon game. Someone offered me tickets, but I just don't have that kind of job...yet. Sorry for letting the depression shine through yesterday, but there's only so much of this one can take. Still an outside shot at the division (BP puts it at 4%). Time to think about the future and let the present sort itself out.

Unfortunately, the Dodgers as an organization can not afford to signal that they are giving up on the season. So trades for prospects are unlikely.

It will be fun to see if Penny can stop the skid this time around. Unfortunately, he won't have Kent, Garciaparra, and Mueller to help. Instead, he gets Aybar, Saenz, and Izturis. I don't think that's much of an upgrade there.

Go Blue.

The Pitching Match-up:

Jake Peavy (RHP, Padres) vs. Brad Penny (RHP, Dodgers)

For the(53-47) First Place San Diego Padres:

Roberts, LF
Cameron, CF
Giles, RF
Bard, C
Gonzalez, 1B
Bellhorn, 3B
Blum, SS
Barfield, 2B
Peavy, P

For your(47-54) Last Place Los Angeles Dodgers:

Furcal, SS
Lofton, CF
Drew, RF
Saenz, 1B
Ethier, LF
Martin, C
Aybar, 2B
Izturis, 3B
Penny, P