Opening Day is a chance for everyone to start fresh. Nobody is in a slump. Nobody is in a hot streak. Everyone starts with the same batting average and slugging percentage and pitching record and ERA. This is what makes the day special. It is one of the few days on the calendar when hope springs eternal.
As we wait for the 2020 season to begin, I thought it would be fun to look back at the Dodgers players who have turned the hopes of Opening Day into instant reality. Here are the top five:
Between 2013-2017, opposing pitchers couldn’t get Adrian Gonzalez out on Opening Day.