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Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Los Angeles Dodgers

LF Carl Crawford
RF Yasiel Puig
SS Hanley Ramirez
1B Adrian Gonzalez
CF Andre Ethier
3B Juan Uribe
C A.J. Ellis
2B Dee Gordon
SP Hyun-Jin Ryu

San Diego Padres

SS Everth Cabrera
RF Chris Denorfia
3B Chase Headley
2B Jedd Gyorko
1B Yonder Alonso
LF Tommy Medica
CF Will Venable
C Rene Rivera
SP Andrew Cashner

Dee Gordon batted leadoff during his one start at the Sydney Cricket Ground but will hit eighth in the Dodgers’ U.S. opener with Carl Crawford returning from paternity leave. The Dodgers were hoping to start Clayton Kershaw in this one, but he landed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a back injury.

Tommy Medica played exclusively at first base in his 19-game cup of coffee with the Padres last September, but he looked comfortable enough in the outfield during spring training and batted .333/.389/.561 in 27 Cactus League games. Chase Headley played in only six springĀ games but his strained calf has improved.

  1. icanspeel - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Can’t wait.. Is it me or does this feels more like the true first game of the year over the Australian series?

    • ch0psuey - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Ya, Aussie series still seems like exhibition games to me.

      • renaado - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

        Why cause it wasn’t played in the States?

      • ch0psuey - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

        More of the timing of it Renaado

  2. ch0psuey - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    In this edition of wasting time before Gametime here is some mostly useless data,

    Starting lineups with player age:

    Carl Crawford – 32
    Yasiel Puig – 23
    Hanley Ramirez – 30
    Adrian Gonzalez – 31
    Andre Ethier – 31
    Juan Uribe – 35
    A.J. Ellis – 32
    Dee Gordon – 25
    Hyun-jin Ryu – 27

    Team Total = 266

    Everth Cabrera – 27
    Chris Denorfia – 33
    Chase Headley – 29
    Jedd Gyorko – 25
    Yonder Alonso – 26
    Tommy Medica – 25
    Will Venable – 31
    Rene Rivera – 30
    Andrew Cashner – 27

    Team Total = 253

    • moogro - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      I like seeing R L S for lineups also.

  3. thegamblinggod - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Reblogged this on thegamblingod.

  4. 13arod - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    thegamblinggod can u and ur gang stop with this re blogging crap

  5. chill1184 - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Final Predictions

    NL East: Nationals

    NL Central: Pirates

    NL West: Dodgers

    NL Deathmatch Game: Cardinals vs Giants

    AL East: Rays

    AL Central: Tigers

    AL West: Athletics

    AL Deathmatch Game: Red Sox vs Orioles

    World Series: Athletics defeat Pirates in 7

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 30, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Seems like a good enough thread to do it in:

      Final Predictions

      NL East: Nationals
      NL Central: Cards
      NL West: Dodgers

      NL Deathmatch Game: Braves vs Giants

      AL East: Rays
      AL Central: Tigers
      AL West: Athletics

      AL Deathmatch Game: Yanks vs Indians

      World Series: Cards defeat Tigers in 6

      • moogro - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

        I like chill’s better, but church’s is more likely. I’m liking that Deathmatch term.

  6. Barry's Triceps - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Final prediction

    NL MVP

    BRYCE HARPER

    43 home runs
    117 RBI
    .301 BA
    .389 OBP
    24 Steals
    Lots better than a replacement player
    Solid defense
    2 triples(he will play more controlled and not get thrown out as much)

    • moogro - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      Lots better than a replacement player :)

      • Barry's Triceps - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:20 PM

        I know alot of guys hate Harper and may think I hate Trout, but these two could be the children that finally let us put the steriod era behind us.

        I love Harper but I can admit he might already be on roids, gained alot of muscle in one offseason.

  7. 13arod - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Barry’s Triceps u do know that he lifted weights 4 days a week in the offseason right their is no why he is on steroids he is good guy he is always trying to improve he isn’t on steroids

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