Clayton Kershaw (0-0, -.--) vs, Edinson Volquez (0-0, -.--)
Thank the baseball gods! After anti-climactic, off-time-zoned Japanese baseball games with MLB teams, followed by weird art-deco "stadiums" going through their own antiseptic, abhorrently-colored motions--the Dodgers finally get to do a REAL opening day, today at Petco Park.
Finally, real baseball. I can't wait!
Kershaw was 3-0 against the Padres last year, and is obviously going to be a critical part of any run the Dodgers make this year. Volquez was acquired by the Padres from the Reds in December; he was 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA in 20.2 innings this spring (but was 5-7 with a 5.71 ERA in 20 starts last year for Cincinnati). Let's start this season off on the right foot!