50 years to the date, Dodger Stadium held its first game. On a gorgeous Tuesday afternoon, the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers made sure that the Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t going to ruin the celebration just the same way the Cincinnati Reds did in 1962.
The game started with Dee Gordon getting on base then stealing 2nd base and being sacrifice to 3rd base. Dee Gordon scored on Kemps grounder to 2nd. That would be the only run the Dodgers would need until the Pirates tied the game late in the game. Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 brilliant innings, striking out 7. It was tied at 1 when Andre Eithier hit the game winning homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 win. Javy Guerra pitched a perfect 9th for his 3rd save.
Before the game, Dodger fans got the sad news that Vin Scully was missing the home opener due catching a Cold. The game was not the same without listening to Vin Scully. We hope Vin gets well soon.