It’s another busy Sunday for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers. With less than two weeks until opening day, pitchers are still building up to throw bulk innings by April 1st. And, thanks to an off day last week, the boys in blue are pulling double duty on Sunday.
Tony Gonsolin starts LA’s Cactus League game today while Clayton Kershaw starts a “B” game against the Brewers on a backfield at Camelback Ranch.
#Dodgers are playing a B game Sunday. Clayton Kershaw will start
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 20, 2021
While Kershaw could have started on Monday, pitching on Sunday keeps him on track for his opening day start against the Rockies in Colorado.
Trevor Bauer is slated to start for the Dodgers on Monday against the Mariners.
Clayton will look to get back on track after a rocky (no pun intended) outing on Tuesday. The ace allowed 5 runs including 2 home runs while striking out only 3. After the game, he admitted he still has some work to do to get ready for the season. The backfield game lets him get that work in while staying out of the spotlight.
Bye Bye USC
In other news, after making Dedeaux Field their home last year, Dave Roberts announced that Camelback Ranch will be the new home of the club’s alternate site.
Of course, the alternate site was introduced last year after the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, the minor league season will be pushed back at least a month in the hopes that covid numbers can continue to drop.
There are no additional details on the alternate sites at this time.
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