The return of El Toro. #TBT Taking it back to March 1991, the last time the Dodgers played in Monterrey, México. Tomorrow, the boys in blue begin a three-game series with the Padres at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey and Fernando Valenzuela will be back on the mound tossing Friday's ceremonial first pitch.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have arrived in Mexico, as they get ready to square off with the San Diego Padres for a highly-anticipated weekend series in Monterrey.
All of the games, which will be played at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, will be broadcast on AM 570 LA Sports.
Walker Buehler will take the mound for the Dodgers in Friday's series opener, going up against San Diego's Joey Lucchesi. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm, with pregame coverage starting at 5pm.
Below is a look at the full schedule for the weekend:
Friday, May 4: 6:10 first pitch
Saturday, May 5: 4:10 first pitch
Sunday, May 6: 1:10 first pitch
In addition to the players and coaches, the Dodgers have brought a handful of special guests on the trip — including Dodgers legend and Mexico native Fernando Valenzuela.
Below are some of Valenzuela's thoughts on the series, per MLB.com:
"Personally, I'm anxious and maybe a little nervous, but I know it's going to be fun and I'm so happy we are able to bring the best baseball in the world to Mexico," Villanueva said in Spanish. "I always give 100 percent, but there's going to be something special and an extra energy playing in front of your people and representing Mexico on a big stage. I can't even imagine what it is going to be like."
For more info, visit Dodgers.com.