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Dodgers’ Cactus League Opener Set For Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers fans, it’s really time. On Saturday, the Dodgers will face the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game. This means baseball is really, truly, finally here.

Now, this doesn’t mean you can expect Clayton Kershaw to come running through the bullpen gates. Moreover, this will be the third spring training opener in a row that Kershaw will not see action.

*Update

Ken Gurnick reported that the Arizona rain caused a change in plans for the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener.

Before D. Mountain was announced, minor league pitcher Daniel Corcino had been slated to get the nod against Chi Sox. With other listed pitchers including Jamie Schultz, Kevin Quackenbush, Josh Sborz, Stetson Allie, Josh Smoker and Joe Broussard.

 


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Almost a year ago to the day, the Dodgers made headlines with their spring training opener. I penned the article – the Dodgers won the game 13-5 over the Chicago White Sox.

Four different Dodgers homered in that game, including Matt Kemp. One could look at this game and say it’s just an exhibition which will see Daniel Corcino Richie “Dick Mountain” Hill start and a few hopeful relievers thereafter. Still, this could be a preview of what is to come for the season ahead – much like last year’s game was.

Moreover, it’s just a good time to feel happy that baseball is back. And it’s back for seven long months. You have made it through the absence!

Weather has been up and down around Arizona, with mixtures of snow and rain scattering the area. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine and good baseball on Saturday.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. What was said here about Roberts is true. But it might be a good idea to trade for an additional starter, an experienced one with this situation with CK. The young arms can then get more time to develop if need be.

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