After a promising start on the road trip in which the Blue would drop 2 of 3 to the ‘Stros, the Dodgers head down south this weekend to do battle with the Friars. While the Dodgers have started off slowly, the Friars have had their own struggles as well. The Friars cant seem to get any kind of offense going in their home digs, which has been a huge outcry of the team since PETCO opened in 2004. The Friars have already been swept at home twice this season, by Colorado and recently by the D-Backs. The Dodgers hope to add on to the Friars struggles this weekend as Jay Seo looks for his first win of the season against the Padres rooke Chris Young.
The Padres our currently 3-9 at PETCO this season, 1-7 against NL West teams, with the Rockies and D-Backs pulling off 3 game sweeps. The lone NL West victory was an Opening Day win over the Giants.
Chan Ho Park will be making his first start against his former mates this Sunday when he faces off against Derek Lowe.
The right center field fence, once at 411, has been moved in 9 feet to 402 to help reduce triples and to cut down on runners scoring from 1st base on doubles. From the faithful I spoke with during the WBC, they expect the changes to contribute 5 extra home runs at picher friendly PETCO.
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