Starting Pitchers For Taiwan Series Announced; Starting Second Baseman Announced Next Week

Rockies (5-2) at Dodgers (1-2)

12:05pm, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ

The Dodgers announced their starting pitchers for their three-game series in Taiwan:

  • Friday: Eric Stults vs LHP Ying-Chieh Lin, 2:37am Friday morning (Pacific time)
  • Saturday: Josh Towers vs RHP Chien-Fu Yang, 10:37pm Friday night (Pacific time)
  • Sunday: Charlie Haeger vs TBD

The first two games will be held at Tien Mou Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan.  Hong-Chih Kuo is scheduled to pitch in Sunday's game, which will be held at Kaohsiung County Stadium.

In other news, Joe Torre said the club would likely name the starting second baseman next week after the club returns from Taiwan.  "Blake's doing a good job," Torre said, praising Blake DeWitt, "I haven't seen enough defensively, offensively I see what you see. He's special, he played winter ball, he's done so much in a short time here. He's a big league player."  Spring stats are mostly meaningless, but it is still fun to see an .889 in DeWitt's OBP column (he has four hits in five at-bats, plus four walks).

Torre also noted Doug Mientkiewicz had a cortisone shot, and is out today, but expected to be available tomorrow.

In other NRI news, Torre said Garret Anderson would likely see some time at first base in Cactus League games while the team is in Taiwan.

Casey Blake's back is feeling better today, says Tony Jackson of ESPN L.A., and Blake plans to test it later today but "won't do anything that hurts."  He is out of the lineup, in favor of Ronnie Belliard.

Here are the lineups:

Rockies             
     Dodgers
RF Gonzalez SS Furcal
CF Fowler CF Kemp
2B Mora RF Ethier
LF Smith DH Manny
C Iannetta 1B Loney
3B Stewart 3B Belliard       
DH Spilborghs  
2B DeWitt
SS Barmes LF Paul
1B Kindel C Ausmus
P Jimenez P Kuroda

Scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers today behind Kuroda are Haeger (making his second appearance of the spring) and the deadly trio of KuoGeoBro, otherwise known as Hong-Chih Kuo, George Sherrill, and Jonathan Broxton.  Torre said the plan for KuoGeoBro was to get them each eight or nine innings, not counting appearances in minor league games.

The scheduled pitchers today for Rockies are Ubaldo Jimenez, Greg Smith, Justin Speier, Matt Reynolds, and the awesomely named Al Albuquerque.  Inside the Rockies has the club's full travel roster for today's game.

TV: Prime Ticket (KABC's Josh Suchon is handling the play-by-play)

Gameday

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker