Welcome to Opening Day, Part 2.
It is not often that a team is 2-0 before 28 other teams have yet to play a regular season game, but that is the position of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The pitching staff that many consider the best in baseball has already had their share of minor injuries. The presumed opening night starter, Clayton Kershaw, has been scratched and has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
Let’s hope that the Dodgers have learned from the sloppy play in Australia that, while not costing them any losses, has caused a little concern in the management and broadcasting ranks.
If this team can stay healthy, and convert base runners to runs, it should be the team to beat in the NL West division.