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Dodgers take on Padres in a three-game series starting tomorrow

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LOS ANGELES - The first-place Dodgers' ninth homestand of the season continues with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres: tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Ian Kennedy vs. RHP Kevin Correia), Wednesday, August 20 at 7:10 p.m. (LHP Eric Stults vs. RHP Roberto Hernandez) and Thursday, August 21 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Tyson Ross vs. RHP Zack Greinke). All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday.

 

The Dodgers take on the Padres at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. Former NBA player and current coach of the UCLA men's basketball team Steve Alford will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

 

Dodger Alumni League member Kenny Landreaux will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Lee Lacy will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.

 

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ricardo Flemate of Whittier. Flemate enlisted in 2005 and serves as an Infantry Squad Leader whose role is face-to-face combat. He is responsible for his teams' readiness, health, welfare and morale. He has served two year-long deployments to Afghanistan, to the Korengal Valley in 2008 and returned in July from a combat tour in Logar Province. Flemate's accolades include a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in combat and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for saving the life of a fellow soldier involved in a firefight. 

 

The Dodgers and the California Fire Foundation will celebrate the first annual Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium. This special event's ticket package, which is no longer available for purchase, includes a game ticket, entry into a VIP reception and a special Dodger-themed Firefighter T-shirt. A portion of each ticket sold for this event will directly benefit the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Ralph Terrazas, the first Latino fire chief of the LAFD, will throw the first pitch. 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Padres batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

The Dodgers take on the Padres at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a Zack Greinke bobblehead presented by Las Vegas. In addition to being broadcasted locally on SportsNet LA and SNLA Spanish, Wednesday's game will also be shown to a national audience on ESPN.

 

Dodger Alumni League member Derrel Thomas will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Billy Ashley will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.

 

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant Wallace E. Hull of Hidden Hills. The U.S. Army Air Corps was in place before the U.S. Air Force began in 1947. Hull enlisted in 1943 following the attack on Pearl Harbor and was a co-pilot of a B-17. He flew combat missions in Germany throughout World War II. After one mission, his plane, called "GET 'EM YANK," had 33 holes from enemy fire. Following the war, he flew relief missions, dropping food to victims of war and flying POWs back to their home countries. Hull's accolades include an Air Medal with three Clusters.

 

Wednesday, August 20

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Padres batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

On Thursday, the Dodgers take on the Padres at 7:10 p.m. to conclude the three-game series. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m.

 

Jamie Chung, who will next be seen in theatres this Friday as "Miho" in "SIN CITY 2: A Dame To Kill For" will throw the ceremonial first pitch. She is known for her role in "The Hangover" films and she will also be seen this November in the Disney animated film "Big Hero 6."

 

As part of pregame ceremonies Thursday, the Dodgers will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics. The tribute will include 1984 Olympians Anita L. DeFrantz, Paul Gonzales, Danny Harris, Sherri Howard, Rafer Johnson, Greg Louganis and Cheryl Miller.

 

Steep Canyon Rangers, a Grammy award-winning American bluegrass band from North Carolina, will perform the national anthem.

 

Dodger Alumni League member Al "The Bull" Ferrara will sign autographs in the right-field pavilion plaza and Alumni Leaguer Al Downing will sign autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A DJ will provide musical entertainment in the right-field pavilion plaza.

 

The Veteran of the Game presented by Bank of America is U.S. Army Private First Class Sudy Ayvazia.

 

Thursday, August 21

Media gates

3:10 p.m.

Clubhouse open to media                                                                         

3:30 p.m.

Mattingly media session

4:05 p.m. (approximately)

Dodger batting practice

4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Auto gates

4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates

5:00 p.m.

Padres batting practice

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Pregame ceremonies

6:55 p.m.

Game time

7:10 p.m.

 

Hyun-Jin Ryu is the cover subject of the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine, which again boasts more than two dozen stories touching upon every aspect of Dodger baseball. Among the features: a sit-down interview with Don Mattingly to discuss the Dodgers' down-and-up first half (accompanied by a photo essay of first-half highlights), the latest on efforts to reduce Tommy John surgery, an exploration of the distinctive deliveries of such pitchers as Clayton Kershaw and J.P. Howell, analysis of the Dodgers' ability to hit with runners in scoring position, a progress report on Dodger prospects and much more.

 

Dodger Insider serves as a companion to the Dodger Insider blog, located at www.dodgers.com/insider and published multiple times daily. Dodger Insider magazine and the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Yearbook, featuring a 21-page commemorative section dedicated to Vin Scully in his own words, are on sale throughout Dodger Stadium, including the Top of the Park store and online at www.dodgers.com/magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered at any time. A digital version of Dodger Insider magazine, featuring embedded video links, is also available.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K Run and Kids Fun Run presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers will be held on September 21 at Dodger Stadium. The 5K registration for the LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run is now open online at www.dodgers.com/5K. Fans can register for the 5K Run for $50 and just $25 for the Kids Fun Run. The 5K Run course includes views of Dodger Stadium, downtown Los Angeles, a cool-down run around the Dodger Stadium warning track and appearances by Dodger Alumni League members. The Kids Fun Run will take place on the Dodger Stadium warning track. Awards will be given to top participants in male and female categories. Each LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run participant will receive a Dodger tech shirt and medal. All proceeds will benefit LADF and its programs in sports and recreation, education and literacy and health and wellness which help children and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

The Dodgers' auto gates are open 2.5 hours before game time and the stadium gates are open two hours before the scheduled first pitch. Fans taking advantage of this early arrival time can enjoy various family-friendly activities as soon as gates open throughout Dodger Stadium, including in the newly enhanced right and left-field pavilion plazas which feature the Budweiser and Bud Light bullpen overlook bars and the new Tommy Lasorda Trattoria and the Think Blue BBQ. In the left and right-field pavilion plazas, there are also plenty of photo opportunities with Dodger memorabilia, including five-foot diameter World Series rings, an eight-foot replica of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, a life-size statue of the iconic Farmer John Dodger Dog, interactive replicas of the 76 ball and various bobbleheads. Autographs for fans with Dodger Alumni League members and family friendly activities also take place before each game in the pavilion plazas and reserve level plazas.

Tickets are available for all games against the Padres and can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling (323) DODGERS.

 

Fans are urged to arrive early and are encouraged to utilize the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express, which will operate starting 90 minutes prior to first pitch. Fans can find specific route and schedule information by visiting www.metro.net or calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Dodger Stadium transportation and parking information can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/parking.

 

All Dodger games are televised on SportsNet LA, the exclusive new 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers and includes live pre-game programming "Leadoff LA" and "Access SportsNet: Dodgers." Spanish-language telecasts take place for each home game. Time Warner Cable customers can watch live Spanish-language Dodger game telecasts in high definition on channel 382 in Los Angeles, 324 in the Desert Cities and 664 in Barstow. For more information about SportsNet LA's Spanish-language games and standard definition channel numbers, visit the "ESPAÑOL" tab on www.sportsnetla.com. The network will also offer Korean-language Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) for all live Dodger games on its air this season, a first for any MLB team. The Dodgers have partnered with Radio Korea, the team's Korean radio broadcast partner, to provide this service. For more information about SportsNet LA or to demand the network, visit www.ineedmydodgers.com or www.quieromisdodgers.com or call 1-844-I-NEED-MY (1-844-463-3369).

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