Vin Scully will work the first Dodgers spring training telecast on SportsNet LA. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers’ new network will have games every day of spring training, beginning with its inaugural telecast of the Cactus League opener between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Vin Scully will be behind the mic for the first game televised on SportsNet LA, scheduled for noon Pacific Time on Feb. 26.
“It is an incredible honor to have the remarkable opportunity to call the very first game on the Dodger network,” Scully said in a statement released by the team. “The Dodgers’ new ownership group has done a wonderful job assembling a team to make SportsNet LA what every Dodger fan deserves, a television network just for them. I’m humbled to be a part of it.”
Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw versus Oakland lefty Dallas Braden tonight. Braden’s been solid so far this year for the A’s, going 5-5 in 13 starts and recording a 3.33 ERA. After Braden’s last start, in which he went seven innings and gave up two runs, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that he felt shoulder stiffness. Kershaw’s last start was a dud, a 2 2/3 inning clunker in which he gave up three runs and couldn’t find the strike zone.
Of course, former Dodger Nomar Garciaparra now plays for the A’s, but the 35-year-old is currently hobbling with a strained calf and is limited to pinch-hit duties.