Dodgers @ Brewers April 18, 2012: Capuano Vs. Greinke

Dodger starter Chris Capuano spent parts of five seasons (2004-07, 2010) as a Brewer, or seven if you include the 2008-09 seasons he spent on the sidelines as he attempted to rehab from arm injuries. Tonight, he makes just his second career start in Miller Park as a visitor, following six one-run innings as a member of the Mets last June.

* You know how I feel about RBI as a stat, but I still can’t help but pass along this note from Bill Shaikin: the 33 combined RBI from Andre Ethier (17) & Matt Kemp (16) through 11 games are the most any teammates have had since Lou Gehrig (20) & Bob Meusel of the 1927 Yankees. That team, as you may have heard, was somewhat known for their offense. (In case you were surprised, as I was, that Babe Ruth was not one of the two, he hit just two solo homers through the first 11 games. He’d still find time to hit 58 more.)

* Interesting feature on 89.3 KPCC about Paul Haddad’s new book, “High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania”, including some embedded clips playing actual radio calls from 1980 and 1981.

* Today is the 62nd anniversary of Vin Scully’s first game as a Dodger broadcaster. The Brooklyn Dodgers lost 9-1 in Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, and just in case it hasn’t quite sunk in how long ago that was, here’s the Dodger starting lineup from that day:

1) Reese SS 2) Shuba LF 3) Snider CF 4) Robinson 2B 5) Furillo RF 6) Hodges 1B 7) Morgan 3B 8) Campanella C 9) Newcombe P

62 years later, tonight’s actual lineup, which does not feature Juan Uribe or Juan Rivera on the Dodger side…

Dodgers
Brewers
SS
Gordon
2B
Weeks
2B
M.Ellis
CF
Gomez
CF
Kemp
LF
Braun
RF
Ethier
3B
Ramirez
1B
Loney
RF
Hart
3B
Hairston
SS
Gonzalez
LF
Gwynn
1B
Gamel
C
A.Ellis
C
Lucroy
P
Capuano
P
Greinke
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