Updated: Jul 24
The San Francisco Giants will finally begin their season tomorrow evening. As expected, it will begin on the road for the 11th straight time which means they will finish the season at home. Right-hander Johnny Cueto will take the hill in today's Opening Day matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cueto will make his first Opening Day start while with the Giants and his 21st career start against the Dodgers. The 34-year-old is 7-9 in his previous 20 starts against the Dodgers with a 3.53 ERA which includes 105 strikeouts in 119 2/3 innings of work.
Clayton Kershaw was a late scratch with back tightness, Dustin May will take his spot and make his first career Opening Day start. May will be the first rookie to start an Opening Day game for the Dodgers since Fernando Valenzuela did in 1981 when he tossed a 5 hit shutout against the Astros. For May, he was 1-0 in 2 games last year against the Giants but only pitched 2 innings total. In his rookie campaign last year, the 22-year-old right-hander was 2-3 in 14 games with an ERA of 3.63 with 32 strikeouts.
First pitch from Dodger Stadium is at 7:05 pm