This is why I hate playing a team right after they’ve been swept by their rivals. The Giants embarrassed the Dodgers, who are now taking it out on the Padres.
In the Dodgers’ defense, the club from San Diego isn’t offering much resistance. How do you get dominated by Ted Lilly and Vicente Padilla? They’re competent big-league pitchers, but really:
IP ERA+ Sandy Koufax 2324.1 131 Don Drysdale 3432.0 121 Ted Lilly 1648.2 109 Vicente Padilla 1499.1 101
That’s almost as irritating as hearing the Dodgers rip off the White Sox theme song. C’mon, guys; be original. Randy Newman even wrote a tune with your city’s name in the title. It’s not like folks in Chicago are going to use that anytime soon.
On another note, I hope Tony Gwynn Jr. got the good pillows last night. Watching Chris Denorfia out in center the past couple of games brought back nightmares of Brady Clark and Jason Lane in 2007. Those, I don’t need.
Kevin Correia starts for the Padres in Thursday’s finale. Chad Billingsley gets the call for the Dodgers. He’s a good pitcher, but let’s not turn him into Dazzy Vance. Just sayin’…