The Dodgers look for their first run and first win of spring training on Sunday, but the focus at the start of their game against the White Sox will be on run prevention. Both Zack Greinke and Hyun-jin Ryu will make their Dodgers debuts against Chicago.
Greinke is scheduled to pitch two innings, and will be followed by Ryu. The plan earlier in the week was to have Ryu only pitch one inning on Sunday, but manager Don Mattingly said that might change.
"We wanted to help (Ryu) bounce back, depending on how his 'pens were going," Mattingly said. "It may just be a number of pitches. If he has an easy inning we may go two, but we'll see."
The five-day rotation is something Ryu will need to adjust to, but it's just a number of adjustments coming over to a new league and a new country, including culturally. But so far Ryu has handled the adjustments and the pressure well. Mattingly said that he doesn't expect Ryu to be nervous in his first competitive game as a major leaguer.
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