So far this season the Dodgers have dropped three road series — losing to of three games in Denver, Chicago, and Phoenix — and split another (in San Francisco), and are just 5-8 on the road.
The club was 5-4 at Petco Park last season, but that included the Padres winning the final two series after the Dodgers outscored them 25-0 in a season-opening sweep in 2016.
Dating back to last season, the Dodgers have gone seven road series without winning one, though there are two four-game splits in there. The Dodgers won two of three games at Yankee Stadium last Sept. 12-14, and have since gone 8-15 away from home.
The Dodgers are averaging just 3.38 runs per game this season on the road.
Friday also marks a stretch of 17 straight days with a game, and 33 games in the next 34 days. The 17-day stretch is the second-longest of the season, behind only the 20-game stretch on the schedule from June 13 to July 2.
Kenta Maeda gets the start in Friday’s opener for the Dodgers. Last year he was 10-5 with a 3.10 ERA in 18 starts against the National League West, including 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA against the Padres, with 27 strikeouts and two walks in four starts.
In 2017, Maeda is 1-2 with an 8.05 ERA against the NL West, which included his first four starts of the season, Maeda lost to the Padres on Apr. 4 in Los Angeles, allowing three runs in five innings.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA