The Los Angeles Dodgers will kick off their season with an Opening Day home date with the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers are one of the favorites to win the World Series this year, as they won the NL West last season with a 91-71 record and they are returning the lion’s share of their roster. But while the Dodgers have championship aspirations, the Padres are just looking to move out of the cellar. In 2016, the Padres finished in last place in the NL West with a 68-94 record.
Taking the mound for the Dodgers will be the untouchable Clayton Kershaw. The 29-year-old southpaw is the best pitcher on the planet, as he’s a three-time Cy Young Award winner and a six-time All-Star. Last season, a back injury limited Kershaw to 21 starts, but he was still dominant when he was able to toe the rubber. Kershaw went 12-4 with a microscopic 1.69 ERA and 0.73 WHIP while striking out 172 batters over 149 innings.
Trying to stifle the dangerous Dodgers’ bats will be Jhoulys Chacin. This will be the 29-year-old righty’s first start with the Padres, as he previously played for the Rockies, Diamondbacks, Braves, and Angels. Chacin had a brutal 2016 campaign, going 6-8 in 22 starts (34 appearances) with a 4.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP while striking out 119 batters over 144 innings with the Braves and Angels.
Now that we’ve looked at the pitching matchup, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch the Padres take on the Dodgers.
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Viewing Details
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 P.M. EST
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angles, California
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)
How To Live Stream San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Online
Your best bet for watching the Padres battle the Dodgers via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch ESPN for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.