Matt Garza & Ryan Dempster Likely to Be Opening Day Starter in 2012 – Wrigley Field 2/27/12

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Lou

Manager Dale Sveum announced that Rodrigo Lopez will start the Cubs Cactus League opener against the Oakland A’s this Sunday March 4th at HoHoKam Stadium.  Ryan Demspter will start the next day and Matt Garza will start game 3.  That lineup lines up Garza to start opening day for the Cubs against the Washington Nationals on Thursday April 5th at Wrigley Field – pitching every 5th day during the spring.  Dempster could also skip one day at some point during the spring to line up as the Cubs opening day starter at Wrigley (Dempster was the Cubs opening day starter last year knocking for Cubs Carlos Zambrano out of the spot that he had held for 6 straight seasons).  When asked for more specifics about his intentions, Sveum was elusive – “No, we’ll probably make that decision in the middle of the Cactus League schedule.”

Let the drama begin…

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