Spring Training Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu Makes First Start Of Spring

Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation
Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their second game of the spring Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, on Zack Greinke’s first start. Another Dodger starter, Hyun-Jin Ryu, will be making his first start of the spring Thursday night when the team travels to Peoria to take on the San Diego Padres.

Ryu, who was sidelined for the first couple weeks with a back injury, will likely throw two innings. He will be opposed by Padres new ace James Shields. The former Kansas City Royal and Tampa Bay Ray signed a four-year, $75 million deal with the Padres in the offseason.

Shields will be making his second start this spring. He threw one inning in his first start, giving up one hit and no runs. The 33-year-old was just one of many big acquisitions made by the Padres this offseason. One of the bigger stories of the game will be outfielder Matt Kemp appearing against his former team for the first time.

The Dodgers lineup will feature most of their starters, with Andre Ethier getting the start in center and Joc Pederson at DH.

A new signee will also be making his first appearance as a Dodger in reliever Will Ferrell, who will be coming out of the bullpen. The actor will be playing in 10 positions in five Spring Training games on Thursday, concluding with a relief appearance for the Dodgers. Ferrell’s previous baseball history includes being ejected after throwing one pitch in a Minor League game back in 2010 and having a pizza delivered to him prior to throwing out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game in 2012.

Dodgers Lineup

SS: Jimmy Rollins

LF: Carl Crawford

RF: Yasiel Puig

1B: Adrian Gonzalez

2B: Howie Kendrick

CF: Andre Ethier

3B: Juan Uribe

C: A.J. Ellis

DH: Joc Pederson

P: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Padres Lineup

CF: Wil Myers

C: Derek Norris

RF: Matt Kemp

LF: Justin Upton

DH: Carlos Quentin

3B: Will Middlebrooks

1B: Yonder Alonso

2B: Jedd Gyorko

SS: Clint Barmes

P: James Shields

Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Don Mattingly

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