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Won’t be easy to forgive and forget Dodgers mistake$, not with this payroll

first_imgAsked if it was just one of those nights, Wilson said: “I’m not particularly used to having one of those nights. I thought I wasn’t able to get ahead of the count. … Forgive and forget.”Sure, if it was a one-time thing.But it will be hard to forgive and forget much with this Dodger$ team this season. It’s only one loss, but the Dodgers are under a great microscope. That’s a good thing.The Dodgers are favored to win the World Series, and not just because of the payroll. They have the pieces in place to win a championship for the first time since 1988, the same year Clayton Kershaw was born. Matt Kemp still isn’t back in the lineup, and Kershaw is on the disabled list, but all the egg$ are in the basket to win this season. “It’s a good time to be a Dodgers fan,” Don Mattingly said before the game. “We have a chance to build not only for right now but for years to come.”Last year the building didn’t start until June after that horrendous start. Sunday was just one game, but the Dodgers need a solid foundation and early. The Dodgers opened the season with two wins in Australia, but most Dodger fans consider Sunday’s game — which started at 5 p.m. locally and not 1 a.m. — the real opener. And it wasn’t a good opening act. Sure, Ryu was fantastic. Yasiel Puig didn’t do anything horrible, but he was 0 for 3 with a walk. No offensive sparks from him didn’t help matters, either. The Dodgers love their starter to go seven innings with a lead and hand it over to the bullpen. They were two wins from the World Series last year with that formula.“You feel like you’re in position to win,” Mattingly said. “… (But) it’s not like you’re sitting back in an easy chair.”That was not a comfortable seat in the dugout for Mattingly when Wilson unraveled. Chris Denorfia hit a two-run single, Adrian Gonzalez made a fielding error and the wheels came off for the Dodgers, who led 1-0 after five innings.Ace Kershaw was relegated to the dugout with his hands in his sweatshirt pocket laughing with teammates early on, and it was easy to do since Ryu was pitching a shutout and the Dodgers ahead. Ryu retired 16 batters in a row and did his best Kershaw-like outing.Ryu was nearly flawless. He got Rene Rivera to fly out to right field for the first out of the second inning after giving up consecutive singles, and he was dealing from there. The Padres went three-and-out in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Ryu started the seventh inning by getting Yonder Alonso to fly out to right. Wilson felt horribly about what happened after that. The Dodgers are usually unstoppable from there with Wilson and Kenley Jansen pitching the eighth and ninth innings. Not this time. Two years ago, the Dodgers won the opener 5-3, and there was an interesting sideshow, too. Frank McCourt and Magic Johnson sat together in the front row as the sale from McCourt to the Guggenheim Partners wasn’t finalized yet. It was the strangest thing, but the Dodgers won that opener. There was no sideshow this year.The Dodger$ are the show this season. There’s not much room for error with that payroll.Sunday wasn’t a good opening [email protected] @jillpainter on Twitter What in the name of that unruly beard was Wilson doing? The Padres got to Wilson for three runs in the eighth and beat the Dodgers, 3-1. Australia again, mate? In the fifth inning, the Dodgers built a 1-0 lead after Carl Crawford hit a single to left field, and Dee Gordon scored. After Ryu exited, “Fear the Beard” entered. Only this time, shockingly so, it was “Dread the Beard.” The previously sturdy and odd but reliable setup man had a debacle of an outing. Wilson, facing his first batter in pinch hitter Seth Smith, gave up a solo home run on a 2-and-0 pitch, and that tied the score in the eighth inning.“That pitch was uncharacteristic of me,” Wilson said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> A record $240 million payroll wasn’t enough to buy an Opening Day win — at least in the U.S. — for the Dodgers. That’s not a good $ign. After Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched an absolute gem through a seven-inning shutout, Brian Wilson squandered a Dodgers lead Sunday at Petco Park. We don’t remember the quirky Wilson or Dodgers bullpen imploding like that last year.last_img read more

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