The Dodgers started their season with a bang, hitting 8 home runs to back Hyun-Jin Ryu‘s six-inning gem. Joc Pederson and Kiké Hernández each homered twice and Austin Barnes, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, and Cody Bellinger also homered in the record-setting opening day.
Thursday was truly an opening day to remember, as the Dodgers beat up on Zack Greinke, scoring 7 earned runs on 7 hits, 4 of those coming in the form of a longball.
The Dodgers didn’t take their foot off the accelerator when Greinke was pulled, hitting 4 more homers and scoring 5 more runs. All these runs were scored against Matt Koch, who finished the game for the Snakes.
Dodger pitching fared much better. Ryu made his first opening day start in place of the injured Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill. Ryu was fantastic at Dodger stadium last year, and continued it in 2019, throwing 6 innings and allowing just one earned run. He struck out 8 batters and didn’t walk any.
The Dodgers and D-Backs will face off for game 2 of the 4-game series Friday night at