Vin Scully couldn’t be there and the Dodgers decided to play the home opener anyway.
And early on Tuesday, things were going well enough. Through 4½ innings, the Dodgers held a 1-0 lead while Scully remained at home batting a bad cold.
The Dodgers scored their run in the first inning, Dee Gordon doing his best to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium by once again doing his Maury Wills imitation.
Gordon led off the bottom of the first with a single to right. He immediately stole second, then advanced to third on Mark Ellis’ grounder to second base and scored when Matt Kemp bounced out to shortstop.