Greinke not happy about opening in Australia
Los Angeles Dodger, Zack Greinke, is not happy about opening up in Australia. The Dodgers opening game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks is schedules for March 22 and the 23. Greinke who will most likely throw the second game of the series said,
I would say there is absolutely zero excitement for it, Greinke told ESPNLosAngeles.com there just isnt any excitement to it. I can’t think of one reason to be excited for it.
Greinke also said,
it’s a baseball thing. It’s an ownership thing, spreading stuff around. That’s what it’s for and it’s for the greater goof of baseball.
Due to the early opener in Australia the Dodgers will break camp March 16, and will play anywhere from 10 to 15 fewer spring training games than other teams. The shortage of games do not have as big of an impact on the fielders as it does on the pitching staff. With the shortage of games, the starting pitchers could see three less starts compared to normal. This could cause pitchers to get a slower start and not be ready for opening day.
The Dodgers won 92 games last year and finished first in the National League West. They won 47 games at home and 45 games on the road. Whether home or away the Dodgers stayed very consistent and hope to continue that trend in the 2014 campaign.
Reading Between The Seams Contributor Bryan Depew