Script Followed; Peavy Wins, Penny Loses

Even the most avid race handicapper would have avoided this matchup. Jake Peavy, 2007 Cy Young winner who owned a 9-1 record against the Dodgers over 18 starts, facing Brad Penny, who is 3-7 against the Padres and 0-5 in Petco Park. That's bet for someone desperate enough to try to make rent money at 50-1 odds.

And both pitchers followed the script perfectly. Peavey worked a complete game, throwing eight no-hit innings and losing his shutout on an odd play. Rafael Furcal tripled in the fourth and Russell Martin fouled out to catcher Josh Bard.

But Bard, making a sliding catch, slid right into the Padres dugout and Furcal was waived in while no error was credited Bard. James Loney doubled with two out for the second, and final, Dodger hit. Had he stayed on his feet, the runner could advance only at his own risk.

Penny, who is now 0-4 face-to-face with Peavy, was battered in the first inning for six hits, all singles, and San Diego scored all their runs before many of the paying customers had bought a scorecard, a hot dog and a beer.

Tadahito Iguchi, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Jim Edmonds and Khalil Greene reached on consecutive singles, Scott Hairston drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Josh Bard collected the the sixth, and fina,l hit of the inning.

There wasn't much to the game after the fourth inning.

Peavy, now 2-0, started the game with three consecutive strikeouts, nailing Furcal, Martin and Loney in order. Penny seemed to be in the same mode, striking out Brian Giles leading off in the bottom of the inning.

Then the hits started flying around like the birds in a Hitchcock movie. Five straight singles, a sacrifice fly and a sixth single gave Peavy more runs than he would need.

Penny, who slipped to 1-1, righted the ship after the first, working five scoreless innings. Joe Beimel and Ramon Troncoso added zeros in the eighth and ninth but the hay was in the barn by then.

In the final game of the series this afternoon, RHP Derek Lowe (0-0, 3.00) will face RHP Chris Young (1-0, 1.59)
 Score by innings
Los Angeles	000 100 000-1
San Diego	400 000 000-1

 Los Angeles	ab r  h  bi  ave
Furcal ss	3  1  1  0  .400
Martin c	4  0  0  0  .053
Loney 1b	4  0  1  0  .412
Kent 2b	        3  0  0  0  .188
Ethier rf	3  0  0  0  .222
Jones cf	3  0  0  0  .167
Pierre lf	3  0  0  0  .143
DeWitt 3b	2  0  0  0  .357
Penny p	        2  0  0  0  .000
 Beimel p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	28 1  2 0
  Padres	33 4 10 4

 Two-base hits- Loney (2). 3b hits- Furcal
(1). LOB- Los Angeles 2, San Diego 7

 Los Angeles	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Penny	        6.0 10  4-4  1  3  2.84
Beimel	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Troncoso	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
 HBP- DeWitt. T- 2:21. Att- 28,819.
Young Hit By Line Drive
Dodgers rookie utilityman Delwyn Young narrowly escaped serious injury when he was struck by a Russell Martin line drive on the right eyebrow during batting practice before the game with the Padres.

He was standing in the bullpen during batting practice, talking to someone, and the shot hit him just above the right eye. He was on the ground for several minutes, then walked off, obviously woozy, with trainer Stan Conte.

Young walked off the field under his own power to the trainer's room, where it was determined he did not suffer a concussion and was available to play in the game, despite a large reddish welt above his eye.

"It was a medium-speed line drive," said Martin, who ran from the batting cage to check on Young. "I yelled at the last second. He was talking to Esteban Loiaza on the mound."

Dodger Blue Notes-- Manager Joe Torre said the Kemp did not start was because he is overanxious, and Joe didn't think Jake Peavy was the guy he was going to get well against. Perhaps Kemp's .133 average had something to do with it but replacing him with Juan Pierre's .143 average wasn't much of an upgrade. ...Torre played Russell Martin the day after a night game because, "I didn't want to sit Russ while he is struggling at the plate." Martin went 0-for-4 and his average slid to .053. But he has good company. Jeff Kent is hitting .188, Andrew Jones .167 and Andre Ethier .222. Only Furcal (.400), Loney (.412) and Blake DeWitt (.357) are holding their own. "I'm trying to do too much," said Kemp, who hit .342 last year. "I just need to let the game come to me. Shoot, I know I can hit. I need to get back to my game plan. I know what I have to do. I'm not worried at all. It's just my approach. I'm trying to get 10 hits and 10 RBIs in one at-bat. You can't do things like that. It's going to turn around real quick." ...Pierre's agent called GM Ned Colletti, asking for clarification of his role and Colletti said that the better Pierre performed in the opportunities he had, the more playing time he was likely to earn. ...During the 2008 season, the Dodgers will travel more than 54,000 miles from the time they reported to Vero Beach until the last day of the regular season. The team will make 35 flights, including their historic trip to Beijing, China, where they faced the Padres. A breakdown of the flights appears on page 63 of the 2008 Dodger Information Guide. ...Loney has a hit in each of the club's first five games this season and his hitting .412. The first baseman batted .331 last year, the eighth-highest single-season mark in L.A. Dodger history (minimum 300 at-bats). ...The Dodgers did not homer in their first four Spring Training contests this year but ended up with a National League lead-tying 35 home runs this Spring. Similarly, the club has managed just one home run through the first five regular season games.