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Twitter Dee & Twitter Dum: Royals @ Dodgers Game Thread

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Royals (14-10-3) @ Dodgers (14-14), 1:05pm

Today we are trying something new at True Blue LA. Phil and Brendan will be around today to participate in the game thread, but we are going a little more interactive today with the use of Twitter. I will be at today's game at Camelback Ranch, providing live updates via Twitter. If you haven't already signed up to follow us on Twitter, now is the time. Click here to go to the Twitter page for True Blue LA, and be sure to click "Follow."

Back to the lecture at hand, today's game features the Royals -- will writer extraordinnaire Joe Posnanski be in Glendale? -- visiting the Dodgers.

Opening day starter Hiroki Kuroda takes the hill for the Dodgers.

Hiroki Kuroda

#18 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers





Feb 10, 1975

Gil Meche toes the rubber for the Royals, and will be followed on the mound by Robinson Tejada and former Dodger hand Joakim Soria.

Gil Meche

#55 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals





Sep 08, 1978

A few Dodger notes:

  • James McDonald, who took the lead in the 5th starter competition, will start again next week, presumably Tuesday
  • Sunday's game will feature an Eric Stults start, and he will be followed by Josh Lindblom
  • Manny Ramirez, after a day off Thursday, is expected to be in today's lineup against Kansas City
  • Matt Kemp said his new contact lenses have made his eyesight "way, way clearer." This reminds me of 1998, when I picked Greg Vaughn off the scrap heap in my fantasy draft. Vaughn, coming off laser eye surgery that offseason, proceeded to see his way to 50 home runs. And yes, that is the last time I won a fantasy baseball league.

Today's game is streamed online for free on, and is the first of four games available for viewing (Saturday on WGN, Sunday & Monday online). Click here to watch.

Don't forget to get your Sweet 16 votes in for the 2009 Dodger prediction bracket. Voting runs through this afternoon. Look for voting for the next round to start either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Box Score | Gameday