After 4 rain delay’s the Umpires finally suspended the game in the top of the 9th inning with the Dodgers tied at 2, after a Matt Kemp RBI single in a total downpour in the sixth inning.
Kemp will be on first base with no outs when the game resumes at 5:35 PM PT Saturday, after he ripped a single off of Padre closer Heath Bell to lead-off the 9th inning.
The following is clear after a week of watching the Dodgers. I owe Casey Blake an apology, I’ll never forgive Ned for trading Carlos Santana instead of Lucas May, who the Indians really wanted for Blake, but he has been an on-base machine since he came back. Let’s hope he keeps it up. Whenever Matt Kemp bats in an inning the Dodgers have their best chance to score. James Loney may be struggling at the plate but he has been terrific defensively at first base. Kenley Jansen and Matt Guerrier both looked good tonight, as did Hong-Chih Kuo who is the pitcher of record for the Dodgers.