Maeda-Dodgers Shutout Padres Again

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The start of the 2016 Major League baseball season has been a historic one. Tonight, Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers got into the act beating the San Diego Padres 7-0. The Padres become the first team in MLB history to be shutout their first three games of the season. It also broke the Los Angeles Dodgers for the most consecutive shutout innings to open a season, the previous record was twenty-four. 

The Dodgers jumped on the Padres in the first inning scoring four runs. Kenta Maeda got in on the offensive side with a home run. His home run was first by a Dodger in their debut since Jose Offerman did it. Maeda worked six innings, gave up five, no earned runs or walks and fanned four.

The Padres head to Colorado to play the Rockies next, and should finally get on the scoreboard in the light air. The Dodgers head up the coast to face their archrival Giants. In what should be a season long fight for the Western division title.