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Opening Day Gamethread: Giants vs. Mariners

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Kevin Gausman vs. Marco Gonzales.

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At long, long last, the San Francisco Giants are back on the baseball field, starting another season. And at the risk of jinxing things, they get a favorable start, as they open against a team that they went 4-0 against last year, and outscored by 18 runs.

But most importantly: baseball. Giants baseball. It’s back.


Game #1

Who: San Francisco Giants (0-0) vs. Seattle Mariners (0-0)
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
When: 7:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

No surprises for the Giants as they kick things off against a lefty.

Note: All stats are from 2020.

  1. LF — Austin Slater (R) — .282/.408/.506 — 153 OPS+
  2. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .297/.400/.568 — 166 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .326/.365/.463 — 129 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .254/.297/.425 — 98 OPS+
  5. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .309/.425/.591 — 179 OPS+
  6. DH — Wilmer Flores (R) — .268/.315/.515 — 126 OPS+
  7. C — Buster Posey (R) — N/A
  8. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .256/.326/.465 — 117 OPS+
  9. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .274/.337/.389 — 102 OPS+

RHP — Kevin Gausman — 3.62 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 79 K and 16 BB in 59.2 IP

And here’s what San Francisco will be up against as they try and start the season the right way.

  1. RF — Mitch Haniger (R) — N/A
  2. DH — Ty France (R) — .305/.368/.468 — 133 OPS+
  3. 3B — Kyle Seager (L) — .241/.355/.433 — 121 OPS+
  4. 1B — Evan White (R) — .176/.252/.346 — 66 OPS+
  5. CF — Taylor Trammell (L) — N/A (MLB debut)
  6. 2B — Dylan Moore (R) — .255/.358/.496 — 138 OPS+
  7. LF — Jake Fraley (L) — .154/.241/.269 — 44 OPS+
  8. C — Tom Murphy (R) — N/A
  9. SS — J.P. Crawford (L) — .255/.336/.338 — 91 OPS+

LHP — Marco Gonzales — 3.10 ERA, 3.32 FIP, 64 K to 7 BB in 69.2 IP


Notes

Bonds curse continues: Can Austin Slater end it next year?

Posey batting low: After a rough 2019 with the bat, and a missed 2020, Buster Posey returns to the lineup batting the lowest he has since his rookie season.

So many Opening Days: Congrats to this beautiful trio.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.