14 years ago today. Vincent Edward Scully on the call. The Los Angeles Dodgers played host to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both teams were in the midst of a tight pennant race, and the LA faithful looked at this game as a must win.
On the mound for the Dodgers, right-hander Brad Penny — an All-Star that season — faced off against San Diego’s ace Jake Peavy on a cool night at Chavez Ravine.
The lineups looked like this:
|1. Dave Roberts, left field||1. Rafael Furcal, shortstop|
|2. Brian Giles, right field||2. Kenny Lofton, centerfield|
|3. Adrian Gonzalez, first base||3. Nomar Garciaparra, first base|
|4. Mike Piazza, catcher||4. Jeff Kent, second base|
|5. Russell Branyan, third base||5. J.D. Drew, right field|
|6. Mike Cameron, centerfield||6. Russell Martin, catcher|
|7. Geoff Blum, shortstop||7. Marlon Anderson, left field|
|8. Josh Barfield, second base||8. Wilson Betemit, third base|
|9. Jake Peavy, pitcher||9. Brad Penny, pitcher|
What a throwback…
The game, by most measures, was not a well played one. Penny served up 4 runs in the first inning. But the Dodgers were a half game behind the Padres in the standings and…