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Dodgers Hope To Steal Another One

The Dodgers, fresh off a very satisfying 4-1 win over longtime nemesis Jake Peavy and the Padres, hope to have similar success against Tall Chris Young. The Dodgers have had better success against Young than Peavy, winning six of Young's 11 starts against them. Young does have a 4.03 career ERA against the Dodgers.

The one thing that stands out about Chris Young is just how easy it is to steal bases off him. Since coming to the Padres in 2006, opposing runners have stolen 100 bases of the tall righthander, and have only been caught six times. The Dodgers are 21 for 22 in their 11 games, so look for them to run wild tonight.

Randy Wolf begins his second tour of duty with the Dodgers tonight. If you'll remember, he started his 2007 Dodger season in fine form, striking out 9.68 batters per nine innings in his first 11 starts. How will Randy Wolf do this time around? Only time will tell.

The only lineup changes for either team are Scott Hairston and Nick Hundley making their way into centerfield and catcher, respectively, for the Padres. This is the first time the Dodgers have fielded the same eight-man lineup for the first two games of a season since they opened the 2004 season with the same lineup for five straight games.

Dodgers Padres
SS Rafael Furcal 2B David Eckstein
2B Orlando Hudson
RF Brian Giles
LF Manny Ramirez
1B Adrian Gonzalez
RF Andre Ethier 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
C Russell Martin LF Chase Headley
1B James Loney CF Scott Hairston
CF Matt Kemp
C Nick Hundley
3B Casey Blake SS Luis Rodriguez
P Randy Wolf P Chris Young

The Dodgers haven't opened a season with two straight road wins since 2000.

Happy Birthday to Old Friends Adrian Beltre and Brett Tomko.

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