What, you thought Opening Day lasted only one day? P'shaw, let the kiddies who didn't play a game yesterday have their time to shine. Today, the Giants and the Brewers open their 2009 campaign at Renameable Telecom Park out in San Fran. Expect chilly weather, y'all!
The focus of attention in this game is Tim Lincecum, who has finally become a real boy after an entire offseason spent as an avatar. The reigning NL Cy Young wiener is a force to be reckoned with, but Brewers beat blogger Tom Haudricourt reminds us that the Brew Crew has had success against Tim in the past: he's just 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA against the squad. Ryan Braun has two career dongs against the fella.
The Brewers counter with 52-year-old journeyman and restaurateur Jeff Suppan, who once saw a Cy Young award at Pedro Martinez' Labor Day barbecue in '03.
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||Randy Winn, RF|
|Corey Hart, RF||Edgar Renteria, SS|
|Ryan Braun, LF||Fred Lewis, LF|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||Bengie Molina, C|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||Pablo Sandoval, 3B|
|Mike Cameron, CF||Travis Ishikawa, 1B|
|Bill Hall, 3B||Aaron Rowand, CF|
|Jason Kendall, C||Emmanuel Burris, 2B|
|Jeff Suppan, SP||Tim Lincecum, SP|
Like I said last night, the Giants entire offensive hopes rest on a breakout season from Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa. Barry Bonds is not walking through that door because his head cannot fit under the lintel.