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Game Thread: 04/06 Padres @ Dodgers

Opening Day! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Welcome back to regular season Padres baseball! I expect some fun times in here this season and I can't think of any better people with whom to watch 2015 unfold than all of you Gaslamp Ballers.

And could you ask for a more exciting matchup for Opening Day than James Shields against Clayton Kershaw? Padres vs. Dodgers, Matt Kemp vs. his former team, the new-look Friars vs. the rich-as-hell Dodgers. It's gonna be a fun one.

Just look at today's lineup. Seven new Padres players will start today's game. SEVEN!

Did you already make your predictions for the 2015 season? If not, make sure you head over to our annual prediction thread and answer jbox's five questions about the upcoming year, and add any other predictions you may want to make. Six or seven months from now we can all look back and see how wrong or right we all were! Also, check out today's game preview to get you even more excited for this upcoming matchup.

The excitement starts at 11:00 am PT with a brand new episode of Padres Social Hour, hosted by Jesse Agler, who will be joined by Bill Center and Randy Jones for this first live edition of the regular season. It's on Fox Sports SD if you're in San Diego, if you're not. You can also listen live to Jesse and co. live on ESPN 1700.

FSSD will follow with their pre-game show and then, finally, the Padres and Dodgers will take the field in L.A. Tune in to The Mighty 1090 for the radio broadcast with Uncle Teddy and Scan, or listen in Spanish on 860.