The Dodgers opening game kicked off on Friday and Dodger fans were not happy with the final score. The Los Angeles Dodgers played their home opener against the San Francisco Giants and it was a rough day for the blue team. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two innings resulting in Dodgers scoring down 8-0 to the Giants. The sold out crowd of 53,493 ended their celebration early.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, lasted only two innings and was charged with all eight runs. The Dodgers’ bullpen then turned in a brilliant effort, holding the Giants without a run or hit over the final seven innings. The Dodgers got back-to-back solo home runs from Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier in the fourth, but could never stand a serious comeback. Regardless, Dodger fans are still confident they will have a strong and successful season.
On a more positive note, there have been many renovations made to the historical 56-year-old stadium! The team has added parking spaces; reopened the Scott Avenue entrance; re-striped many lots; modified circulation patterns; improved signage; and added bike racks to encourage fans to bicycle to Dodger Stadium. There is also new food options that include; Tommy Lasorda’s Italian Trattoria, The Think Blue BBQ, and LA extreme bacon wrapped dog will be available at the extreme loaded hot dog stands.