After a very successful trip down under the Dodgers made their US opening night match against the Padres one to forget.
The first inning went down easily for LA with Crawford and Puig both going down on K’s and Ramirez flied out to right. Crawford and Puig never looked comfortable up at the plate and only Ramirez got some good wood onto his line drive.
Hyun Jin Ryu (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was the pitcher for LA and the sophomore out of Korea got off to a shaky start. A 7 pitch walk and then a single gave the Padres a chanced with none out and men on first and second. A strikeout would prove to be very important to get out of the inning after Hyun Jin walked Gyorko on four pitches with none looking like hitting the zone. Continue reading