I’m not a millennial, but I don’t really know what else to say. The level of dominance shown by the Dodgers, along with the futility of their “opponents” to the south, is something that is difficult to comprehend. Such a historically lopsided display renders any talk about the Matt Kemp trade moot for the time being, other than to say I feel kind of sorry for him. (I’m sure he’ll get over it.)
We’re used to Adrian Gonzalez tormenting his former team. But watching Yasiel Puig becoming Yasiel Puig again, Clayton Kershaw CONTINUING to be Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda doing this IN HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT, and pretty much everything else go right for these guys was something really special. I’d say something facetious at this point about wishing the Dodgers could start the season against the Padres EVERY year, but that already seems to be the case, doesn’t it? Usually, it seems to go pretty well for the Boys in Blue, if not quite THIS well.
Just to be clear, it’s still very, VERY early. We still have spots #4 and #5 in the rotation to look at. And roughly 90% of the remaining 159 games will NOT be played against the San Diego Padres. Nevertheless…WOW.
As for the Padres, should anyone from that organization be reading this post, here’s a helpful tip from a few exits up the 5- find out which of the fans in attendance are from San Diego county, and offer them a discount to the next series with the Dodgers. Or a coupon. Or SOMETHING. Because if you think there were too many Dodger fans at THIS series, wait ’til you see what happens if this kind of play continues…YIKES.