Why are MLB teams adopting opener pitching strategies?

Atlanta — The Dodgers boast a long and distinguished lineage of Game 1 starters: Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Don Sutton, all Hall of Famers. Clayton Kershaw, a Hall of Famer in wait. Orel Hershiser, Tommy John, Fernando Valenzuela, Zach Greinke, Burt Hooton, Jerry Rees and Walker Buehler, a constellation of All-Stars. The starting pitcher … Read more