Dodgers vs. Giants Opening Day Game Thread, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. PT

Howard Cole

Welcome to another of our nightly game threads. Tonight marks the first of four at Dodger Stadium versus San Francisco to open the 2020 championship season. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m. PT. on ESPN.

Highlights from the final exhibition game of the year Tuesday include booming home runs by Zack McKinstry and Chris Taylor and scoreless relief from A.J. Ramos and Kenley Jansen.

The highlight of Summer Camp was the surprise signing of Mookie Betts to a 12-year $365 million contract extension.

Reader-participation game threads are posted in this space daily for every Dodgers contest that is telecast locally or nationally, including the postseason as locals are in there. All of them. With yours truly as the discussion host.

I post a new game thread, along with the lineups and the most recent game's highlights in this space at least 40 minutes minutes prior to first pitch each night. So if you're looking for a reliable source for that information, you'll find it here.

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Howard Cole has been writing about baseball on the internet since Y2K. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments (106)
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Ericmonson
Ericmonson

Unless I'm mistaken, I think this game went the same way as the last 3 games. We fell behind 1-0, then clobbered 'em.

eppis1
eppis1

Thanks, Howard! Good win!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

First place. See you all tomorrow!

VirgilHilts
VirgilHilts

Nice way to start the season.

VirgilHilts
VirgilHilts

The power of the stash.

Ericmonson
Ericmonson

Yep. Keep the 'stash.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Giants are tanking the season big time.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Five outs for Kolarek and he only faced one LHB. Impressive.

eppis1
eppis1

The team should design a red tail lights display in the center field parking lot to simulate the stadium emptying out. That’s what the cutouts would seeing right now. 🤡👀

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

You know what Vinny would say about this guy. “Looks like Ghandi on a fast.”

Ericmonson
Ericmonson

Nice base running by Betts, better by Beli.

JC60
JC60

Maybe Kike should keep the stache.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Like’!!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

MVP, MVP, MVP!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Safe!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Impressive little outing for Kolarek.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Roberts listens.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

When Báez messes up, its usually in his second inning.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Pollock with a cheap. That buys him a week of games.

Octim1
Octim1

So who is buying their dog a cutout for 150 bucks? I heard that’s now a option at Dodger Stadium.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Oh, JT.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Car!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Oh, Frisco, part deux.

Octim1
Octim1

I miss joe and orel so much.

Octim1
Octim1

As howard says “oh Frisco”.....that’s the lamest double play ever.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Oh, Frisco.

Octim1
Octim1

I want the Caleb Ferguson diet, he looks slim, trim and solid!

Octim1
Octim1

I finally got in! I had begun to give up joining everybody! Go Dodgers!

Octim1
Octim1

I want a Howard cutout with 2 Dodger dogs and a beer, up in the press box!

Octim1
Octim1

Good game so far!

Octim1
Octim1

Fun game so far!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

BABIP!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Weird lineups costing runs already.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

I suppose it’s possible that May is better withBarnes, but still.

eppis1
eppis1

You got it. Anything but a called strike 3

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Rooting for another walk to barnes

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Please walk

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Rooting for a walk with pollock

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Two hits for Kike vs the righty!

eppis1
eppis1

Seager opposite field double. Nice. He’s got it happening.

RealJacobPerry
RealJacobPerry

Dustin May, ladies and gentlemen

eppis1
eppis1

An expensive part time player. But there’s a possibility if he were to get a hot streak that he could revert to the player he’s years ago.

RoyDodger
RoyDodger

Well, this is certainly an exciting start to the season. Yawn!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

He’s horrible.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

If Roberts is going to wait for Pollock to play himself out of job, it’s gonna the Dodgers games.

eppis1
eppis1

Skechers commercial with Kershaw. Funny, it is about shoes and correcting stiffness. 🤡

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Cheaply enough.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

No car!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

I have three problems with the lineup.

  1. Barnes.

  2. Pollock over Rios because of some weird veteran/rookie thing.

  3. Muncy leading off instead of Betts.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Inauspicious start for Seager.


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