Dodgers: Making an Opening Day Case for Every Starter
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With news that the Dodgers will be without the services of Clayton Kershaw on opening day, here is a case for every Dodger starter to start opening day.
The Dodgers will officially be without the services of Clayton Kershaw who was ruled out of opening day yesterday. This will be the first time since 2010 that Clayton will not toe the rubber on opening day for the Dodgers. That was when Vicente Padilla and his soap bubble as Vin Scully called it, made the start in Pittsburgh.
First, let us take a moment to honor Clayton who had a streak of eight consecutive opening day starts from 2011-2018. In today’s era, it is rare that a player spends eight straight years with one team let alone making that many opening day starts in a row. With Kershaw no longer an option, here is a case for every starting pitcher to get the opening day start.