SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- The Cubs will start their 2014 season Monday afternoon, but the eyes of the baseball world will be on Petco Park in San Diego tonight for the first ESPN Sunday night telecast of the year, featuring the Padres hosting the Dodgers. Of course, the Dodgers already have two regular-season games under their collective belts, having swept the Diamondbacks in their two-game set in Australia.
Nevertheless, it's Opening Night for baseball in the USA... enjoy this game preview, which will also serve as a game thread.
Bonifacio CF, Castro SS, Rizzo 1B, Schierholtz RF, Sweeney DH, Castillo C, Valbuena 3B, Kalish LF, Barney 2B
Parra RF, Hill 2B, Goldschmidt 1B, Chavez DH, Prado 3B, Trumbo LF, Montero C, Owings SS, Pollock CF
Clayton Kershaw has hit the DL, so Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers, against former Cub Andrew Cashner for San Diego.
This is your only game thread for tonight's game. Enjoy!
Discuss amongst yourselves.