Alejandro Rangel stood on the field level at Dodger Stadium on opening day and pondered how this new season of Dodger baseball will go. He sighed.Rangel wore a Yasiel Puig jersey. But Puig, his favorite player, was traded in the offseason. And the Dodgers didn’t sign any flashy free agents to lessen the pain.Clayton Kershaw still needs to get healthy. For the first time since 2010, the Dodgers’ ace did not start on opening day, thanks to an aching shoulderAnd that’s not to mention that the Dodgers are coming off two consecutive seasons that ended in heartbreak in the World Series.“We’ll make the playoffs for sure,” said Rangel, 21, of Mission Hills. “I don’t know if we can win the World Series this year — but I hope we do.”The Boys in Blue started their season Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throwing against former Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke.The stands were less than full. But for the … [Read more...] about On a smashing opening day (8 home runs), everything seems possible for Dodgers fans
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The Dodgers arrived at Chavez Ravine for opening day understanding that their goal of a championship, already challenging in a vacuum, is a higher summit to climb coming off two World Series disappointments. But they assert they are talented and deep enough to run the marathon again and, for once, to finish on top. For weeks, they have maneuvered with a quiet confidence in preparation for the slog. … [Read more...] about Dodgers hit record eight home runs to power past Diamondbacks on opening day
Austin Barnes sparked the rally with a one-out single to center and took second on Hyun-Jin Ryu's sacrifice bunt. Pederson, who doubled and scored in the first inning, jumped on Greinke's first pitch, which arrived at 72 mph and over the heart of the plate, to extend the Dodgers lead. … [Read more...] about Dodgers opening day vs. Diamondbacks: Live score updates, highlights
By Douglas Zimmerman, SFGATE Published 10:44 am PDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. Photo: VividSeats.com Photo: VividSeats.com Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. … [Read more...] about They can’t wait for the San Francisco Giants’ opening day… in North Dakota?
By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: March 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm | UPDATED: March 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm Even if you’re still trying to recover from watching the Dodgers lose the World Series twice at home in the past two years, there are still good reasons to come to the stadium for home games. First, the boys in blue are looking good again and maybe, just maybe, the third time will be the charm. And also, the food at Dodger Stadium is looking good again this year with several new dishes and a couple of returning stars making their debut on opening day this month. “We’re just trying to do simple food great. And we wanted to pay attention to what we’re not offering at Dodger Stadium right now,” said Ryan Evans, the stadium’s executive chef about a week before the start of the season. The new items that will be served on opening day are below, but keep an eye on that Dodger menu and on the chef’s Twitter account because … [Read more...] about These 6 new Dodger Stadium dishes (and 2 postseason food faves) will be ready for opening day