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Buster Posey is hitting cleanup in the first Giants lineup of the year

Kelby Tomlinson is hitting leadoff, our friend Gorkys Hernandez is playing center, and Jeff Samardzija is starting. Spring training, everyone!

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Baseball is a gonna start baseballing. You dealt with the holidays. You dealt with the rain. You dealt with the cold. You dealt with it getting dark at 4:30. Here is your reward. Baseball baseball baseball.

The first lineup of the season looks like this:

  1. Kelby Tomlinson, SS
  2. Joe Panik, 2B
  3. Brandon Belt, 1B
  4. Buster Posey, C
  5. Jarrett Parker, RF
  6. Brandon Crawford, DH
  7. Mac Williamson, LF
  8. Conor Gillaspie, 3B
  9. Gorkys Hernandez, CF

Jeff Samardzija is the starting pitcher, with Clayton Blackburn to follow. The game starts at 12:05 p.m. PT, and it's available on and KNBR. We're still years away from the technology that will allow the smell of the grass to pass through your computer speakers and into your nose, but you'll still hear the crack of the bat.

You'll still hear the crack of the bat.

Relievers who are on the list of potential pitchers include Javier Lopez, Braulio Lara, Steven Okert, Mike Broadway, George Kontos, and Joan Gregorio.



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