There isn't much that can be gleaned from a 6-0 drubbing, nor is there much useful in trying to extrapolate the Dodgers over the entire season based on just five games. But one thing notable about this opening week is that the opponents have scored first in all five games so far.
The Dodgers are 2-3.
The Diamondbacks scored a run on three hits in the first inning against Clayton Kershaw on Saturday night, part of a very productive night by the top of Arizona's order. A.J. Pollock was 3-for-3 with a walk and scored twice, while No. 2 hitter Ender Inciarte — Friday's walk-off hero — was 2-for-4 himself.
The Dodgers have allowed at least one run in the first inning in four of their five games, and have outscored in the opening frame 5-1 so far this season. The only game the Dodgers didn't allow a run in the first inning was Friday night, when the terrifying Paul Goldschmidt opened the scoring with a three-run home run in the third inning.
In 2014, teams leading after one inning went on to win 67.9 percent of the time.
The Dodgers last year outscored teams 93-82 in the first inning, and were 70-21 (.769) when scoring first. This year they have yet to score first.
Again, these are super early numbers but through five games the Dodgers are 3-for-18 with a walk and seven strikeouts in the first inning, hitting .167/.211/.333. The only first-inning run came Wednesday night when Adrian Gonzalez hit the first of his three home runs that night.
Dodgers opponents in the first inning are 9-for-24 with a triple, a home run, a hit by pitch and eight strikeouts, hitting .375/.400/.583.
Again, it's far too early to draw any conclusions from any of this. Just something to note five games into a long season.