The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-3, and already they're being asked if they're pressing because of their $215 million payroll.
Will Venable homered and hit a bases-loaded triple for the San Diego Padres, who rebounded from a dreadful six-game trip to win their home opener 9-3 against the rival Dodgers on Tuesday at reconfigured Petco Park.
Adrian Gonzalez doesn't think the Dodgers are pressing.
''I think we are just playing the game,'' he said. ''We are trying our hardest. The pressure comes from wanting to win. Anything else, we all want to help the team out. We're all trying to do what we can and in that, sometimes you press a little. I wouldn't say pressing. It's just early. Guys are trying to get going and find their swing. I think it's more of that than pressing.''
After beating defending World Series champion San Francisco on opening day, the Dodgers lost two straight to the Giants and then swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game series.
Venable tied his career-high wit...