Dodger Stadium, Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angles Dodgers, 4/23/12, bottom of the second
Entering Sunday's game in Houston, there was growing concern that the back end of the Dodgers bullpen could get overworked. After all, Kenley Jansen led the majors with 10 appearances in 15 games, and Javy Guerra was right behind him with nine. It was a byproduct of the Dodgers playing in so many close games and really, winning almost too often, if there is such a thing.
Jurrjens only lasted three innings and Juan Uribe had four hits in a 7-2 for the Dodgers over the Braves.
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier made their mark on Monday night's game - mostly positive, with one memorably negative play - but it was Juan Uribe, Chris Capuano and the supporting cast that delivered in the Dodgers' 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game series in front of a family-and-friends crowd at Dodger Stadium.
Chris Capuano makes his fourth start as a Dodger on Monday night in the Dodgers series opener against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium, the opener of a six-game homestand. Capuano has gone progressively deeper into each of his first three starts as a Dodger, from 4 2/3 innings in San Diego on April 7 to 5 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh at home on April 12.
Fresh off their 3-3 road trip, the Dodgers return home to open a six-game homestand, beginning Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers have won seven straight at home dating back to last season, and their 6-0 home start to 2012 is one of the best since Dodger Stadium opened in 1962.
Chris Capuano takes the mound on Monday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.