The Dodgers and Padres will play tonight at 5:35 p.m., just like they had planned. Only, before their scheduled game for Saturday, the two teams have some unfinished business from Friday night, and Saturday morning, to attend to. The clubs will resume their suspended game from last night, with Matt Kemp on first base with nobody out in the top of the ninth inning, in a 2-2 tie. Juan Uribe is the hitter, and Heath Bell is pitching for the Padres. Hong-Chih Kuo is the pitcher for the Dodgers, who have three relievers remaining.
Here are some other notes about last night's game:
- The time of the game is two hours, 59 minutes, which was almost as long as the four rain delays, which totaled three hours, 36 minutes
- Casey Blake stole third base in the fourth inning on the front end of a double-steal with Matt Kemp, then scampered home as catcher Nick Hundley's throw sailed into center field. It was Blake's first stolen base since August 6, 2009.
- It was also the first steal of third base in Blake's career, which has spanned 1,204 games over 13 seasons.
- Kemp had three hits and had a walk, and is hitting .409/.519/.727 this season. He has reached base in five straight plate appearances.
- Don Mattingly said that Kuo, who threw five pitches to retire the one batter he faced -- Brad Hawpe -- is a candidate to remain in the game as it resumes tonight, per Molly Knight of ESPN, even though Kuo pitching on back-to-back nights is a rarity.
- Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times also reported that Mattingly said of the relievers who pitched last night and this morning, Mike MacDougal is a candidate to pitch again in Saturday's game. It sounds like Hiroki Kuroda might need to pitch deep into tonight's contest.
- Mattingly also told reporters that he hasn't ruled out the possibility of Jonathan Broxton closing both games tonight, if needed. The last Dodger to get two saves on the same day was Jeff Shaw, who picked up two saves in a doubleheader at Wrigley Field on August 25, 2000.
Game Time: 5:35 p.m.