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Game Thread: 5/3, Padres vs. Dodgers

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Feeling very pessimistic about the Padres chances. All my frustration is being focused on Kouz at the moment whether he deserves it or not. When he's at the plate with men on base, sometimes I try to put myself in the shoes of the other team's fans and think if they're nervous that Kouz might drive in runs. Not once did I ever think he'd instill fear into the opposing team.

Thankfully he'll be out of the line up today.

Black says that Giles and Headley will be back in the line up today. I'd like to see what would happen if he removed both the easy outs in the lineup and give Giles and Kouz a day off on the same day.

Eckstein hasn't had a hit this series either but at least he shows up to the ballpark early, so it feels like he's trying.

Tim SullivanTwitter:

The early bird might catch the worm, but he'd have a hard time beating David Eckstein to the ballpark. Whenever I arrive, he's at work.

Go Padres. Sigh.


Lineup

San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

05/03/09 1:10 PM PDT

San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Giles - RF Juan Pierre - LF
David Eckstein - 2B Orlando Hudson - 2B
Jody Gerut - CF Andre Ethier - RF
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B James Loney - 1B
Chase Headley - LF Matt Kemp - CF
Edgar Gonzalez - 3B Mark Loretta - 3B
Nick Hundley - C Brad Ausmus - C
Luis Rodriguez - SS Juan Castro - SS
Chad Gaudin - P Chad Billingsley - P