Padres @ Dodgers April 15, 2012: Jackie Robinson Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I am absolutely sick of seeing the Padres. They’re bad, they’re boring, and they’re really getting old. Fortunately, other than a brief two-game series in mid-May, the Dodgers don’t see them again until after the All-Star Break. (Though the nearly-guaranteed wins are nice, of course.)

Clayton Kershaw goes up against Edinson Volquez in a rematch of Opening Day; like players on both squads, Kershaw will be wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. In addition, the Dodgers will be wearing Brooklyn “B” caps, an item I wish I’d known a week ago so I could have had it as the logo for today’s game on the top schedule bar. Headed into Monday’s off-day, the usual lineup is in place, and the entire bullpen should be available.

Oh, and the most important roster move of all comes in the broadcast booth, where Vin Scully is expected to be return from illness today. Just wouldn’t have been right to have to listen to Steve Lyons pretending he knows anything about Jackie Robinson, would it?

Padres
Dodgers
CF
Maybin
SS
Gordon
LF
Denorfia
2B
M.Ellis
3B
Headley
CF
Kemp
1B
Guzman
RF
Ethier
C
Hundley
LF
Rivera
RF
Venable
1B
Loney
SS
Parrino
3B
Uribe
2B
Hudson
C
A.Ellis
P
Volquez
P
Kershaw
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