The Dodgers got off to a great start this season with a 14-3 pounding of the San Diego Padres this
afternoon at Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles had a whole highlight reel today. Clayton Kershaw who was in midseason
form as he gave up only 1 earned run over 7 innings, giving up only two hits. He struck out 8 while walking none for
the win. This is nothing new for Kershaw as he has a 5-0 record and a .99 ERA in 7 season openers. Tying him with
Don Drysdale and Don Sutton for the most opening day starts as a Dodger. The offense was red hot as Yasmani
Grandal homered twice, Joc Pederson added a grand slam with 5 RBI’s and Corey Segar homered as well adding 3
RBI’s of his own. Adriane Gonzalez added a double which gives him 19 career hits on opening day which ties him
for the most of all active players, but plenty short of Pete Rose record of 31 opening day hits. Josh Turner ended up
with 3 hits to round out the hit parade. The Padres lone highlight was a homerun by Ryan Schimpf.
This was Logan Forsythe’s first game as a Dodger playing second base. He went 1 for 3 while scoring a
couple of runs. The Dodgers are hoping that he hits the 20 homerun mark, as he did last year. He looks to be the
puzzle piece that brings a championship back to LA.
CBS Sports baseball scout analyst jason rutherford