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Dodgers: Should Walker Buehler Have Got LA’s Opening Day Start over Clayton Kershaw?

Hasn’t Butane earned that opportunity yet?



Dave Roberts announced that Clayton Kershaw will take the ball for the Dodgers opening day game against the Rockies on April 1. Kershaw made eight consecutive opening day starts for the Dodgers, from 2011 through 2018 and was scheduled to toe the rubber for LA on opening day last year before a back injury forced him to miss it.

We discuss Roberts’ comments on going with Kershaw, the decision to go with his ace on opening day instead of Walker Buehler, and why Kershaw could be the greatest opening day starter of all time! Plus, Clayton Kershaw talks about what it means to be an opening day starter!

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  1. Does it matter? My Hope is that our 8 starting pitchers get used in the first 7 games. Kershaw has never pitched well at Coors most haven’t. Price and Nelson look real good. I’d love to see Julio Urias start opening day at Dodger Stadium since he clinced the world series for us. Buehler always starts slow like Rich Hill did. Coors will require all our pitchers anyways so everyone will need to get there reps in. Long season. I’d rather see what Gonsolin, May and Nelson have and slow walk all the rest.

  2. I think it is more of a symbolic thing. And I think Clayton Kershaw deserves that recognition for his career as a Dodger. Enjoy while he is there. I’m a Saints fan and watching Drew Brees retire sucks. Even after a not so good season. I think this is more of a respect for the legend, and it’s right to be. It is always good to take time to show some love for the legends. And this is not out of pity. He remains a great pitcher.

    • MARCOS, YOU MAKE BETTER SENSE THAN ALL OF US DODGER FANS PUT TOGETHER. HE WAS AS GOOD AS ANY OF THE OTHERS LAST YEAR AND JUST CAME OFF OF HIS FIRST WORLD SERIES VICTORY, SO WHY WOULD ANYONE ELSE START AHEAD OF HIM. HE WILL FADE IN TIME AND THEN THE OTHERS CAN MAKE THEIR MOVE TO THE TOP, BUT UNTIL THEN YOU STAY WITH THE MAN. CLAYTON KERSHAW!!! AGAIN, THANKS FOR A GOOD POST AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR SAINTS!

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