Today at 12:05 pm the first Spring Training game will commence. It’s almost as if I can hear the birds chirping and cactus flowers blooming over in Arizona from my living room. Chad Billingsley will go to the mound for the Dodgers, and Philip Humber will pitch for the Chicago White Sox.
Here’s our first lineup of 2012! Remember, there will be many substitutions throuughout the game. Don Mattingly has said Nathan Eovaldi will be pitching a couple of innings as well, and he sees the young hurler as a future quality big league starter. Juan Uribe will not be in the lineup today, but he will play tomorrow in order to stagger off days. Adam Kennedy will be starting at third base.
Dee Gordon SS
Mark Ellis 2B
Matt Kemp CF
Andre Ethier RF
Juan Rivera LF
James Loney 1B
Adam Kennedy 3B
Tony Gwynn Jr. DH
Nathan Eovaldi, Nieve, Ledezma, Guzman, Tucker, and Rice will all get a chance to pitch after Bills.
You can listen to the game on KLAC 570 AM or on MLB.TV. Stay tuned for our recap later today! It’s time for Dodger baseball! Wahoo!