The Los Angeles Dodgers have set an MLB record for most home runs on Opening Day, sending a message that they’ll be a force in the Majors this season.
So, I guess the Los Angeles Dodgers have made their message that they didn’t need Bryce Harper to be an offensive juggernaut this season.
The “Bashing Dodgers” set an MLB record by smashing eight home runs into the stands at Dodger Stadium, the most ever by a team on Opening Day.
It seemed as if it was just one homer after the next, and we can’t really blame the poor Arizona Diamondbacks, or the rest of the Majors for that matter, for quitting right here and now.
OK, that may seem like an exaggeration, but the Dodgers have made it incredibly clear that they’re going to be a force to reckoned with this season.
The home run party started at the bottom of the second when Joc Pederson cracked the ball into the center field seats. Little would anyone realize that Pederson’s home run would kick start a historic day for the Dodgers, and a nightmare for Arizona.
Two innings later, Enrique Hernandez blasted a homer to left center field, which made the score 5-0 Dodgers. Then, Austin Barnes smashed one to center field, and Corey Seager, who had a bit of a down year in 2018, sent his first homer of the year to right center field.
That made the score 7-0 Dodgers, and the Diamondbacks’ spirits were broken, But the Dodgers were not done smashing homers.
After Arizona’s Adam Jones got one back in the top of the sixth, Pederson smacked his second homer of the day. Then, in the bottom of the seventh, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger each smashed their first of the season, and for good measure, Hernandez cracked his second on the day.
May we all say a small prayer for the Diamondbacks.