An assessment of where this game ranks among the other Padres games of the season.
The Dodgers have had a magnificent start to their season, with the number three figuring prominently on Sunday. Matt Kemp had three hits and homered for his third straight day, Clayton Kershaw had three walks and three strikeouts in his third start of the season, and the Dodgers got three surprising outs on a sacrifice attempt by San Diego.
I don't know how they did it, but the Dodgers are somehow 9-1. Dee Gordon's walk-off single capped a wild ninth inning that had a bizarre triple play in the top of the inning that may or may not have been legitimate. The bottom of the inning included a Juan Uribe sacrifice bunt. More details later, but wow.
The Dodgers go for the sweep of the San Diego Padres today, and will wear their Brooklyn caps and number 42 Dodgers jerseys in honor of Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium. Before the game, manager Don Mattingly reflected on what April 15 means.
Sunday is an important day at Dodger Stadium. Not only is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, Clayton Kershaw, starting for the team with the best record in baseball, but it is also Jackie Robinson Day, a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Dodger legend breaking the color barrier.