Justin Turner led off with a single, and Clayton Richard issued Gutierrez one of the six walks he allowed in his five frames.
"I just think there were some questions throughout the game where the strike zone was", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Those three runs were enough to secure the a win for the Dodgers, as the Padres were nearly completely ineffective against 2011 SBNation NL Cy Young Award co-winner Clayton Kershaw.
With Gonzalez on the DL, Bellinger could carve out a regular role, whether it be in the outfield or a platoon situation with Gonzalez even after he returns from injury. He understandably wanted to maintain his streak, but it may be time for him to rest up and try to get back to full health. Gutierrez scored when an attempted pick-off throw from catcher Austin Hedges hit the left fielder in the back and rolled down the line. "I haven't seen too many people put a barrel on that let alone hit a home run".
In 11 games since being called up Bellinger has hit five homers and driven in 14 runs.
Maeda struck out six straight in the second and third innings and finished with eight Ks in five-plus innings. Double plays helped Richard get out of the first two innings and he struck out Taylor and Corey Seager after Barnes reached third with one out in the third.
Said Padres manager Andy Green: "I've been aware of him for quite some time now and he took some very good swings today".
The move was made Friday before the opener of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. But Margot was thrown out trying to advance to third after Wil Myers' fly out to center fielder Hernandez.
"It's not", Bellinger said after homering twice and driving in four runs to lead the Dodgers to an 8-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Close to an inch of rain is forecast and temperatures are expected to be 15-20 degrees below normal.
Dodgers outfielder left Saturday night's game against the Padres with hip tightness, the team announced during the game. Hunter Renfroe followed with the first of his two walks but Kershaw got Blash to fly out. LHP Rich Hill (blister) will throw a minor-league rehab assignment on Tuesday and then could rejoin the rotation.
Dodgers: Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year big league career, with right elbow soreness.