Capuano deguanoed

Dodgers 7, A’s 2

Highlights:

  • Chris Capuano struck out three in two shutout innings, allowing two singles.
  • Alex Castellanos hit his first home run in a Dodger uniform, off ex-Dodger Travis Schlichting.
  • Dee Gordon started things with the first of two walks on the day and then stole second. A double by Mark Ellis and a single by Matt Kemp then brought home two runs.
  • Andre Ethier capped a four-run Dodger sixth with a two-run double. Ethier also drew one of the Dodgers’ seven walks.
  • Josh Fields singled, making him 4 for 5 this spring.
  • Adam Kennedy went 2 for 2.
  • Tim Federowicz reached base twice, on a hit-by-pitch and a walk.
  • Todd Coffey struck out two in a perfect inning.
  • John Grabow, who had been nursing a sore calf, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, also pitched a perfect inning.
  • In his glowing review of the day, Steve Dilbeck of Dodgers Now notes that Kemp tagged from second to third on a foul-out to the first baseman.

Lowlights:

  • Days at the O-fer Inn: Trent Oeltjen, Tony Gwynn Jr., Juan Rivera, Ivan De Jesus Jr., Josh Bard, Lance Zawadzki.
  • Stephen Fife and Wil Ledezma each allowed late-inning runs.

Sidelights:

  • From differing perspectives, Maury Wills and Don Mattingly reflect on the effect of long-term contracts in this Gurnick piece.
  • Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com chronicles the visit of Cory Hahn, the former Southern California prep baseball player who was paralyzed in his first game for Arizona State.
  • Jackson said that non-roster invitee Scott Rice won the team’s annual “Dodgers Idol” competition with an original song about Kenley Jansen.
  • In a post that’s interesting if only for its detail about the baseball’s new draft salary structure, Conor Glassey of Baseball America looks deeper at who might end up with injured Harvard-Westlake righty Lucas Giolito. You might file this one away until June.
  • Anonymous

    I’m liking these post titles. Its good none of the Dodger pitchers has a last name of Orange, tho.

    • Anonymous

      Come to think of it, Billingsley is a tough name for this pattern, too.

    • Anonymous

       You’d have to stretch it a bit, like Orange Re-Arranged (or Re-Orranged).

      I won’t second-guess Jon on Billingsley, but don’t be too surprised if he uses the common nickname “Bills”.

  • Anonymous

    At what point do we get a rule from making references to Todd Coffey’s last name and scenes from “Glengarry Glen Ross?”

  • Anonymous

    Kemp has a lot to learn. I once scored from third on a sac fly to the catcher.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I sure wish the Oakland A’s and Manny Ramirez would get their contract situation straightened out.

    Constantly, over the past two days, all I hear on sports TV and sports radio is the same phrase over and over and over: “Pay to Manny,” “Pay to Manny,” “Pay to Manny,” “Pay to Manny.”

    I’ve had enough of it.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       That took me a second, but I tip my hat.

      • Anonymous

        Pass the salt, I’ll eat my hat!

    • Anonymous

      ha good one!

  • Anonymous

    Liked Castellanos’ HR maybe he did really breakthrough last year and the Dodgers got a steal? If he can pull on 2B who knows. Time will tell.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Ugh, not great news: Dylan Hernandez ‏ @dylanohernandez:
    Kenley Jansen at doctor because of possibly fluttering heart. Had shortness of breath last night.

    Hope he’s okay. Fingers crossed it doesn’t turn into a big worry.

    • Anonymous

      Happened last year as well, no?

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

    Got my tickets for Camelback yesterday, The game vs. the Angels on the 18th is going to be packed full of fans!