LOS ANGELES -- Even though the calendar still says April, believe it or not it is time once again to commence All-Star Game voting. All-Star ballots were released on Wednesday, and for the Dodgers there were no surprises.
Each ballot - American League and National League - features one player at each position for each team. For the most part the Dodgers have a regular lineup, so their eight players on the ballot were easy to predict.
Yasmani Grandal is listed as the catcher. Though he didn't start opening day Grandal has started 14 of 20 games behind the plate so far this season.
A new feature this year is that all voting will be done online or via mobile devices, through the team sites, MLB.com or AllStarGame.com. No more paper ballots at ballparks, which means no punching holes during Wednesday night's game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.
Voting for eight NL position players and nine AL players (including the designated hitter) will determine the starters, then MLB in conjunction with managers Bruce Bochy of the Giants and Ned Yost of the Royals will decide the remainder of the 33-man rosters (prior to the Final Vote in each league, in which fans elect the 34th roster spot).
Zack Greinke made the All-Star team in 2014, the second time in his career, and he's pitching like an All-Star so far this year, too. The right-hander has allowed four runs in four starts (a 1.35 ERA), with 21 strikeouts and five walks.
He's coming off of seven scoreless innings against the Padres last Friday, and will have his first five starts this season against the NL West. Greinke is 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA against the division since joining the Dodgers.
Ryan Vogelsong pitches for the Giants.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA