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Looking at the Dodgers’ Historic Opening Day That Was

The Dodgers opened up their season against the Arizona Diamondbacks and sent out Hyun-Jin Ryu to oppose former Dodger Zack Greinke on the hill.

Don Newcombe was honored before the game with members of his family throwing out the first pitches of the 2019 season.

The game itself was historic. The club set the MLB record for most home runs hit on Opening Day: eight. Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez both contributed a pair of homers with Austin Barnes, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, and Cody Bellinger all with big flies of their own.

You can never have too many homers! But 8? Wow.

Here is one of Joc’s 2-run shots:

After going 0-5, Justin Turner laughed it off and loved the Boys in Blue raking!

The club scored early and often, winning by a final score of 12-5. Greinke looked rusty and Ryu looked sharp. The bullpen was bad and the offense seemed to be in mid-season form.

Obviously a great way to begin the year. Magic Johnson even had some words of praise for the club.

What was your favorite part of what was likely one of the greatest Opening Days in the history of the game? Let us know!

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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