Clayton Kershaw, Yordano Ventura and … Whit Merrifield?
Some interesting lineup cards today as the Dodgers and Royals meet in the Cactus League finale for both teams. To the victor goes second place in the Cactus League standings. To the loser, third place.
Really, everyone wins. We all get to go home once the game is over.
Zack Greinke is starting a minor-league game at Camelback Ranch that begins at 10 a.m.
Here are the lineups for the 12 p.m. game at Surprise Stadium:
Left-hander Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start for the Dodgers. (Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start, and the Dodgers will roll out a very Opening Day-like lineup, as the Dodgers enter their final week of spring training. Anderson has allowed three runs on 10 hits through 6 ⅔ innings this spring, not including his last start six days ago on the minor-league side [stats here].
Anderson last pitched in a Cactus League game on March 19 against the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits over 1 ⅔ innings.
Here are the lineups for both teams for the 1 p.m. game at Salt River Fields:
Happy Monday, everyone. Opening Day is a week away.
Here is the weekend in baseball news in case you missed it:
Here is the Dodgers’ lineup for their 1 p.m. split-squad game Sunday against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Right-hander Matt Cain is the Giants’ starter; Tim Wallach is managing for the Dodgers:
TEMPE, Ariz. — Alex Guerrero, meet Mike Trout.
Guerrero, playing third base for the Dodgers today, crushed this ball to the deepest part of Tempe Diablo Stadium in the first inning. Trout, the Angels center fielder and reigning American League MVP, leaped and pulled it down above a 420-foot marker — one of the more hard-earned 0-for-1s Guerrero will ever experience.
In the third inning, Guerrero got revenge in the form of a solo home run to left-center field off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker.