Ian Kennedy is the San Diego Padres’ scheduled starter for Saturday’s game at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers’ starter is still listed as “TBA.”
“Today’s game will determine what we do tomorrow,” manager Don Mattingly said.
What about Paul Maholm?
“Pretty good chance,” Mattingly said. “I feel like that’s our choice, but depending on how this game goes, how we have to use him or not use him, makes the choice for us.”
Stay tuned for an announcement, conceivably after tonight’s game.
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black told reporters in Peoria, Arizona on Saturday that Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross will start in that order against the Dodgers for their season-opening series against the Dodgers at Petco Park.
Cashner will start Opening Day on Sunday, March 30, a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN. Kennedy takes the ball on Tuesday, April 1 and Ross on Wednesday, April 2.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said yesterday that Zack Greinke and Dan Haren will start two of the three Freeway Series games against the Angels, March 27-29. That rules both pitchers out for the March 30 and April 1 starts in San Diego. Expect Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu to get those assignments, with Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm serving as outside possibilities.