All the fuss and feathers, all the pomp and circumstance… opening day is here for the 2020 season! While it’s on hold in real life, we have you covered with game 1 of the cyber Dodgers 2020 virtual season!
Today the Dodgers welcome the San Francisco Giants to Dodger Stadium once again. Los Angeles sends their legend to the mound; Clayton Kershaw is making his ninth career opening day start — his first virtual. For the Giants, new manager Gabe Kapler hands the ball to veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto.
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Clayton Kershaw is coming off another All-Star season in 2019. In 29 games (28 starts), the 32-year-old posted a 16-5 record with a 3.03 ERA in 178.1 innings pitched. He was second on the pitching staff in bWAR with a mark of 3.1, trailing the since-departed Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Cueto missed most of the last two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He returned to make 4 starts late in 2019, allowing 9 earned runs in 16 IP (5.06 ERA).
With Madison Bumgarner having signed a 5-year deal in free agency with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 35-year-old Cueto has big shoes to fill alongside righty Jeff Samardiza staff aces for San Francisco.
- Mookie Betts RF
- Max Muncy 1B
- Justin Turner 3B
- Cody Bellinger CF
- Joc Pederson LF
- Corey Seager SS
- Will Smith C
- Gavin Lux 2B
- Clayton Kershaw P
To be announced…
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