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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, starting pitchers, injury report and stats

National League West rivals the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet in Seoul, South Korea for a two-game series to begin the 2024 MLB season.

The Dodgers enter the season with a revamped roster with marquee additions in Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, and Teoscar Hernandez. San Diego is rebuilding after a disappointing 2023 season, having traded away star outfielder Juan Soto in the offseason to reduce the team's payroll.

How to watch Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres, TV channel and streaming

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Fans in San Diego or Los Angeles can watch the game on local broadcast networks.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres start time, date and venue

Both games in South Korea between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will start at 6:05 AM ET/3:05 AM PT, and they will take place on March 20 and March 21 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres starting pitchers

In the first game, Tyler Glasnow and Yu Darvish are expected to take the mound for the Dodgers and Padres, respectively. San Diego's Joe Musgrove and Los Angeles' Yoshinobu Yamamoto are expected to start in the second game.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres injury report

Los Angeles Dodgers: Will Smith - back, day-to-day; Blake Treinen - ribs, day-to-day; Walker Buehler - elbow, out; Clayton Kershaw - shoulder, out; Dustin May - elbow - out; Tony Gonsolin - elbow, out

San Diego Padres: Jurickson Profar - sprained ankle, status TBD; Manny Machado - elbow, probable; Tucupita Marcano - knee, out

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres predicted lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers: Mookie Betts (2B), Freddie Freeman (1B), Shohei Ohtani (DH), Max Muncy (3B), Teoscar Hernandez (LF), Jason Heyward (RF), James Outman (CF), Gavin Lux (SS), Austin Barnes (C)

San Diego Padres: Ha-Seong Kim (SS), Xander Bogaerts (2B), Fernando Tatis Jr. (RF), Manny Machado (DH), Jose Azocar (CF), Jurickson Profar (LF), Jake Cronenworth (1B), Eguy Rosario (3B), Luis Campusano (C)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres stats

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers were ranked seventh in team batting average in 2023 at .257; San Diego ended the season ranked 20th at .244.
  • LA had the second-highest team on-base percentage in 2023 at .340 while the Padres were ranked eighth at .329.
  • The Padres traded away Juan Soto in the offseason after he led the team in home runs, RBI, hits, walks, on-base percentage, and total bases in 2023.
  • The Dodgers scored the second-most runs last season with 906, and they added a player with two 100-run seasons under his belt, Shohei Ohtani, in the offseason. Ohtani also led the American league in home runs (44) and on-base percentage (.412) in 2023.
  • Projected Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow enters 2024 coming off a season where he posted career-highs in innings pitched, games started, and strikeouts, as well as posting 1.083 walks and hits allowed per inning pitched, 37 walks, and 52 runs allowed.
  • Projected Padres started Yu Darvish had one of his career-worst seasons in 2023, posting a 4.56 ERA, 1.298 walks and hits per inning pitched, 71 runs allowed, and 43 walks to 141 strikeouts.
  • Dodgers players Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy, and Miguel Rojas all have hit better than .350 in career at-bats against San Diego's projected starter for the second game, Joe Musgrove.

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