What is the Seoul Series in MLB?

The Seoul Series in MLB will see the Los Angeles Dodgers face off the San Diego Padres to kick start the 2024 regular season in South Korea.

What is the Seoul Series in MLB?

LA Dodgers will take on the San Diego Padres in the Seoul Series (Image via ESPN)

The MLB 2024 is now right around the corner. After an offseason which seemed to have lasted for eternity, baseball will be back next week when the Seoul Series kicks off in South Korea. There are though who are still unfamiliar with this.

This International series will see National League rivals, Los Angeles Dodgers take on the division rivals, San Diego Padres. This games will kick off the 2024 season. However, after this, the two teams will return back to US and take part in further Spring training games before getting ready for the regular Opening Day on March 28.

This series will follow the MLB’s plan of playing at least one series outside the US borders every year. Following the Dominican Republic Series in the Spring training, this Seoul Series will be one of the four MLB events in foreign lands.

As per reports from MLB, the Seoul Series will mark the ninth time in league history where the season’s Opening game will be played outside of United States. The last time this happened was in 2019 when the Oakland Athletics took on the Seattle Mariners in 2019.

The matches will be played at the Gocheok SkyDome. Before the two big games to kick off the 2024 season, there will be four exhibition matches were both teams will two games each against South Korean teams.

Starting pitchers for Seoul Series announced

As the countdown for the Seoul Series gets underway, the excitement level among MLB fanatics in rising by the hours. This increased to another level on Monday night when the starting pitchers for this International Series were announced.

In the first regular game of the regular season, newly acquired pitcher Tyler Glasnow will lead the line for the Dodgers as their “ace” pitcher. During this, he will battle it out with Japanese veteran Yu Darvish on the mound.

Tyler Glasnow and Yu Darvish
Tyler Glasnow (L) and Yu Darvish (R) [Image via Imago/AP]

This meant that the fans will not get the chance to see an all-Japanese pitching duel as Yoshinobu Yamamoto will take on Joe Musgrove in Game 2. The Padres star would be hoping to continue where he left from last season after his season ended prematurely due to an injury.

Speaking on this opportunity, Glasnow claimed he takes huge pride in being named as the Opening Day starter for the Dodgers.

It means everything. Just to sign here, that all being a reality feels crazy. Then when they told me I was the Opening Day starter, I definitely felt a lot of pride and excitement.

Tyler Glasnow on being named Opening Day starter.

This will his second ever Opening Day start with his first coming with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021. With a 10-7 record last season, he will likely be one of the team’s “co-ace” along with Yamamoto in the upcoming season.

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