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.
Ken Gurnick reported that the Arizona rain caused a change in plans for the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener.
Dave Roberts said Rich Hill will start Saturday, with Kenley Jansen also pitching. Change from original plan because of weather.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 22, 2019
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!
Just realized this is the last Saturday without #Dodgers baseball for at least the next 7 months. And life begins anew.
— Gail Johnson (@GJOH29) February 17, 2019
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.