Vin Scully Scales Back A Bit

Vin Scully will call more than 100 games this season for the Dodgers, but just a little less than last year.

The Dodgers announced their 2012 broadcast schedule on Saturday, and it had the usual distribution of games; a little over 100 games on Prime Ticket with roughly a third of the games on KCAL plus some national broadcasts mixed in. But in the press release it is noted that Vin Scully, in his 63rd season calling Dodgers games, will call "all televised Dodger home games and road telecasts in California and Arizona."

That means Scully will no longer call games in Colorado.

Those games, plus the remainder of the road schedule, will be announced by the duo of Eric Collins and Steve Lyons, in their fourth season together calling Dodgers games.

The Dodgers' national broadcasts include May 20 against St. Louis on ESPN, June 9 at Seattle on Fox, June 23 at Anaheim on Fox, June 30 vs. the Mets on Fox, and September 8 at San Francisco on Fox.

Scully will arrive in Glendale this afternoon, and will call tonight's game at Camelback Ranch against the Giants and tomorrow's contest against the Angels.

Today's Game

Before tonight's game, the Dodgers head to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to battle the Colorado Rockies. Nathan Eovaldi starts for the Dodgers, making his third appearance of the spring.

Jeremy Guthrie starts for the Rockies.

Also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers are Ryan Tucker, Fernando Nieve, Will Savage, and Alberto Castillo. RHP Logan Bawcom, wearing number 92, and old friend LHP Brent Leach, wearing number 97, came from the minor league side to Scottsdale as well.

More roster cuts are expected after today's two games, as the minor league schedule begins on Sunday. "As camp opens over there, more guys will be going," manager Don Mattingly said. "We're losing staff today, and usually that's a pretty good indication that we're going to lose players."

Jerry Hairston Jr. was scheduled to play Friday but was held out with tightness in his quad. He received treatment and is expected to play in tonight's game against the Giants. Mattingly said he will check with Hairston between games to determine his status tonight.

Starting Lineups

Dodgers Rockies
SS Gordon CF Young
2B Ellis 2B Scutaro
RF Ethier RF Blackmon
1B Kennedy SS Tulowitzki
3B Uribe 1B Helton
CF Gwynn 3B Nelson
C Ellis LF Brown
LF Sullivan C Nieves
P Eovaldi P Guthrie

Game Time: 1:05 p.m

TV: ROOT Sports (live, Colorado broadcast), MLB Network (delayed, 7pm)

Radio: None, though the Rockies broadcast can be heard through MLB Gameday Audio

MLB Gameday

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