Hiroki Kuroda (0-0, 0.00) vs. Jake Peavy (0-0, 0.00).
COMMENTS: According to the mlb.com game notes, Kuroda got the Opening Day nod by default since he's the oldest returning Dodger in the starting rotation. And if that isn't a vote of confidence, I don't know what is. Meanwhile, Jake Peavy was pedestrian in his World Baseball Classic appearances this spring, posting a 14.40 ERA over the competition. But it's OPENING DAY, folks! Bring out the pomp and circumstance! Let's go, Dodgers!!!
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