Sometimes the details of the 2017 Padres season opener can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (0-1) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0), 14-3, in yesterday’s 2017 season opener at Dodger Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 24.30) lasted just three and a third innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walk with two strikeouts. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game:

Back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Chacin; a grand slam from Joc Pederson and a solo shot by Yasmani Grandal.
Corey Seager hit a 3-run shot off Christian Bethancourt in the fifth inning.
Grandal hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning, a 2-run shot off Jose Torres.

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.29) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte drove in Wil Myers for the first run of the game in the first inning with a single. Ryan Schimpf led off the seventh inning with a solo shot to right field. And Manuel Margot doubled in the eighth inning to score Travis Jankowski.

If I didn’t have to write this thing, I would have given up watching the game after the fifth inning.

Clayton Richard (0-0) gets the start in today’s second game of the series and the season against Kenta Maeda (0-0). First pitch at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.


Friars strike first, but LA pulls away in opener – Ken Gurnick and AJ Cassavell (

Padres routed, 14-3, by Dodgers on opening day – Dennis Lin (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Pederson, Dodgers hit team-mark 4 HRs in opener, rout Padres – Beth Harris (The Associated Press)

Dodgers deliver a message in opening day thumping of Padres – Andy McCullough (Los Angeles Times)

MLB Box Score


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

San Diego Padres pitcher Christian Bethancourt, bottom, lays on the ground after Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andrew Toles, top, scored on a wild pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

San Diego Padres second baseman Ryan Schimpf watches the ball after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)



Myers reaches on an error

Solarte’s RBI single

Margot forgets the count

Schimpf’s solo homer

Margot’s RBI double

Grandal’s bat flip (and 2-run home run)

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