Game 2: Padres 7, Dodgers 3.

Jimmy Rollins Dodgers

Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins can’t come up with this fly ball hit by Yangervis Solarte in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 7-3 loss. The play resulted in an error by Rollins, his second of the game, and scored Yonder Alonso. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Zack Greinke had nothing bad to say about his own performance after allowing one run over six innings. The trouble came after Greinke exited, and six relievers allowed six runs in three innings. The Padres won, 7-3.

Here are Don Mattingly and Yasmani Grandal‘s comments about the bullpen after the game:

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Yasmani Grandal is ready to make the Padres pay.

Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal was traded to the Dodgers in December, part of the three-team trade that sent Matt Kemp to San Diego and Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

Yasmani Grandal made his Dodgers debut Tuesday. Coincidentally, it came against the same team that employed him the last three years, the San Diego Padres.

“It’s funny,” he said before the game. “I was going through a scouting report and my wife was like, ‘I barely even know these guys.’ I know maybe half the team. (Will) Middlebrooks, (Yonder) Alonso, (Alexi) Amarista, (Jedd) Gyorko. I know the infield. That’s a good way to put it.”

To hear A.J. Ellis tell it, Grandal might have been selling himself short.

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Why Zack Greinke isn’t worried about allowing two home runs in a Single-A game.

Zack Greinke mugGLENDALE, Ariz. — Zack Greinke had his share of ups and downs Wednesday.

That was the point, really. Greinke needed to stretch his arm up to regular-season standards and he did, throwing 85 pitches over seven innings of a Single-A intrasquad game. The right-hander allowed five hits, including two home runs, walked none and struck out nine.

The downs: The two home runs, hit by Spencer Navin and local product Ivan Vela.

The ups?

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