With World Series expectations hanging over their head, the Los Angeles Dodgers did a solid job not disappointing in their first series of the 2015 MLB season. A perfect 3-0 start would have been ideal for a team expected to dominate the National League, but considering how pesky the San Diego Padres can be, Dodgers fans will take a solid 2-1 start. San Diego didn’t go quietly into the night, as they dropped a solid 14 runs on the Dodgers, while stealing the second game of the series, 7-3. L.A. was otherwise fairly dominant, taking the Opening Day game (6-3) and claiming the series with a nice 7-4 win, while topping the Padres with 16 total runs.
Los Angeles was a feared offense coming into the new season and they showed precisely why, as they averaged over five runs per game to hold serve in their opening series at Dodger Stadium. L.A. will hopefully catch a break in their second series of the year, though, when they travel to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks. Judging by a nasty 15-4 record against the D’Backs in 2014, that should probably be the case.
With another series win probably on it’s way, L.A. fans can’t be mad at the price of Dodgers tickets this weekend, especially with Friday’s opening game coming in at just $63.14 on average ($20 to get in the door) according to TiqIQ.com. Things pick up a bit in game two due to Hello Kitty Bobblehead day ($71.99 on average), while fans can rely on the third game for the cheapest price ($62.30) of the series. Fans are getting more of a discount than they even know, as this is a fun divisional showdown that comes in far below L.A.’s 2015 season average of $106.28 per game. Flying to Los Angeles is made easy through Hipmunk.com, which is any baseball fans No. 1 travel resource. With a plethora of hotels in Los Angeles, Hipmunk is a one-stop shop for any travel needs.
The Dodgers should continue to carry hot bats into this series, especially considering Adrian Gonzalez comes in as one of the hottest hitters in baseball and has fared extremely well against the D’Backs. In fact, Gonzalez boasts five homers through his first three contests and could have a shot at becoming the first Dodger to hit a home run in each of his first four games to start a year. Chase Anderson figures to be the pitcher to try to slow down Gonzalez and the rest of the Dodgers. With Gonzalez going 2-6 with a homer against Anderson last year, the Dodgers look like locks to get their second series started off on the right foot.