Tonight had a strange feel to it. Still, it was Opening Day baseball. I got to eat great food, I got to spend a little time with my son, and I got to watch the game with my dad. All in all, that’s a pretty good day. And by good food, I had a couple Chicago Dogs. Unbelievable.
But when it got down to game time – I knew the Dodgers were losing this game as -310 favorites for a long time. I knew Ty Blach would match Clayton Kershaw step-for-step. He did just that. Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor were all held hitless. It was a little bit of a lifeless opener for the Dodgers; and suddenly things feel bleak and barren in a hurry.
It was pretty cool before the game – Kirk Gibson threw out the first pitch. It was a picture perfect 70 degree night in Los Angeles. But this one goes down as a 1-0 loss on a Joe Panik home run down the right field line. The Dodgers are 0-1; whereas they started 2017 on a winning note. This season just has a different feel to it already.
Tomorrow is a new day. Alex Wood takes the ball against Johnny Cueto. It would be nice to see the Dodgers respond in a big way. Tomorrow even being game two of 162 will show us a lot about the Dodgers and just who they are as a team.