In late February, I wrote that it appeared Yu Darvish was on target to start Opening Day, March 26 in Milwaukee.
Wednesday, we learned that it will be either Darvish or Kyle Hendricks:
Ross hasn’t named his Opening Day starter, but says it will be Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 11, 2020
Darvish is scheduled to start tonight against the Padres at Sloan Park.
Hendricks, who is having a fantastic spring in which he’s looked lights-out in all three of his outings, should next take the mound Friday against the White Sox in Glendale. Jon Lester will go tomorrow against the Dodgers.
Personally, I am a big fan of Hendricks and would be fine with that, but I think Darvish has earned the nod. Manager David Ross could always rearrange the order of his starters before Opening Day.
Either way, the Cubs will have a solid starting pitcher on the mound against the Brewers when the 2020 season opens.
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