Essentially three weeks into the regular season, it appears the demise of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense was greatly exaggerated. Adrian Gonzalez got off to a historic start, Howie Kendrick has been a consistent force batting cleanup, and several other players have contributed when given an opportunity to play.
Such was the case Saturday when the Dodgers defied logic of Petco being a pitchers’ park and combined to hit four home runs against San Diego Padres pitching, with all but one coming off Ian Kennedy.
Andre Ethier, who started in place of the injured Yasiel Puig, got the Dodgers on the board in the first inning by hitting a two-run home run to right field:
After the Padres put up three runs on Brandon McCarthy to tie the game in the bottom of the first, Gonzalez gave the Dodgers a 6-3 lead with a three-run home run in the second inning: