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Hyun-jin Ryu to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night

Mar 29, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Hyun-jin Ryu Reuters Reuters

According to Scott Miller of, left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu has been cleared to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night against the Padres. Defending NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was originally expected to make the start, but he was scratched from the assignment due to a sore upper back.

Ryu has had some issues of his own in recent days, as he suffered a cracked nail on his big right toe while running the bases last weekend during the Australia series against the Diamondbacks. However, he made it through a bullpen session with no issues yesterday and even took batting practice.

Ryu tossed five scoreless innings in his season debut last weekend and is looking to build off an impressive rookie season in which he posted a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.

  1. cocheese000 - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    MLB should do as the nfl does and have the first game be the World Series champs.

    • renaado - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      MLB has it’s own way on handling things and the NFL has theirs, So doing what the NFL do is is just breaking Baseball’s long tradition on what it’s done throughout the years.

      • cocheese000 - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        Kinda of like using replay now. You are so right. That long tradition.

      • renaado - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        That’s what technology has it’s use now isn’t it? Baseball during those times don’t have High-tech gadgets like that on what we have now. And besides what I’m talking about was on how you say the 1st game is goin to become WS champs.

      • cocheese000 - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

        You must not follow football. Nfl has the previous Super Bowl winner host the first game the following season to open the season. It is a nice perk and baseball should adopt it.

      • renaado - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

        And what’s the benefit for them when they’ve done that might i say? And yes your right, I don’t follow Football nor College football.

  2. renaado - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if more than 50 million people watches this game on TV in South Korea. Guy’s too freakin popular there.

    • cocheese000 - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Yea I’m sure almost the entire population will be watching…..

  3. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    What a stud, starting 2 games in a row. That doesn’t happen very often.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      But given the delay between games, I don’t think Old Hoss Radbourn will be too impressed.

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