That’s no way to treat the guy who led you to three championships in the last five years. Abbey Mastracco of FOX Sports West reports that Giants manager Bruce Bochy was left behind at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night following his team’s 6-2 victory.
The Giants’ team bus left Dodger Stadium without Bochy, forcing him to call a cab for a ride back to L.A. Live, about a 10-minute drive. However, Bochy reportedly waited more than 35 minutes for the cab to arrive, making matters worse.
“The bus left me,” [Bochy] said Saturday, before the second game of the rivalry series. “I thought it was like, ‘Leave no troops behind.'”
“And people think I have a glamorous job,” Bochy joked. “And then I’m standing there outside the ballpark.”
Shortstop Brandon Crawford saw Bochy standing outside of Dodger Stadium and offered him a ride, but the manager turned him down as Crawford wasn’t staying at L.A. Live.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed it in March and he confirmed it again on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day, Jorge Castillo of The Los Angeles Times reports.
The Dodgers are one of four teams that will open the 60-game regular season schedule on July 23; everyone else begins play on the 24th. With a 10 PM ET start, the Dodgers will host the Giants at Dodger Stadium.
Johnny Cueto will likely pitch opposite Kershaw for the Giants. Cueto was named the Giants’ Opening Day starter on March 11, before the league shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manager Gabe Kapler hasn’t yet officially named an Opening Day starter for the makeshift season.
Kershaw, 32, made the Opening Day start eight consecutive times for the Dodgers from 2011-18. Hyun-Jin Ryu, now a Blue Jay, pitched on Opening Day last season for the Dodgers. Last year, Kershaw logged 178 1/3 innings over 28 starts and one relief appearance, his highest innings total since 2015. He went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA, 189 strikeouts, and 41 walks.