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Spoiler alert: Matt Treanor reacts to wife's match

8/8/2012

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Treanor watched the women's beach volleyball final live from London on his laptop Wednesday afternoon in the trainers room of the Dodgers' clubhouse.

When he came out of the room, the first person he ran into was Matt Kemp.

"My eyes were still red from crying and Matt gives me a big hug and starts chanting, 'USA!, USA!,' " Treanor said.

Treanor's wife, Misty May-Treanor, teamed with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win her third Olympic gold medal, defeating another American team composed of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.

Treanor said he was hoping his wife could join him in Miami, where the Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday. Because Treanor couldn't be with her in London, May-Treanor has been looking into the camera and giving a shout-out to Treanor and the Dodgers after every match. It has been a trying time for Treanor, keeping close tabs on his wife's progress from afar.

"I'm an emotional person," Treanor said. "I'm not afraid to cry or to snap a bat over my neck. I'm Irish-Italian. That doesn't help."

Treanor was starting at catcher Wednesday night. NBC is airing the beach volleyball match on tape delay in prime time.

"He wasn't playing until she won," manager Don Mattingly joked. "She had to play him into the lineup."

Here are the rest of the lineups:

Colorado

Eric Young Jr. LF

Josh Rutledge SS

Dexter Fowler CF

Wilin Rosario C

Tyler Colvin RF

Jordan Pacheco 3B

Matt McBride 1B

DJ LeMahieu 2B

Jeff Francis P

Dodgers

Shane Victorino LF

Mark Ellis 2B

Matt Kemp CF

Hanley Ramirez SS

Andre Ethier RF

Juan Rivera 1B

Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B

Treanor C

Chad Billingsley P