#SFGiants Pre-Game & Lineups: Tim Hudson takes the hill in AT&T Park opener vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
By Matt Cowlishaw
Opening Day photo of AT&T Park, via @SFGiants Twitter account, link below.
Baseball returns to beautiful AT&T Park this afternoon as the San Francisco Giants (5-2) take on an already familiar 2014 opponent — the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-7) — at 1:35 p.m.. Tim Hudson returns to the hill for his second start with the Giants and his first at home, while the Diamondbacks send Trevor Cahill to the mound.
Hudson (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Cahill (0-2, 6.30) each got the start in San Francisco’s 2-0 victory at Chase Field back on April 2nd in Game 3 of the Giant’s season-opening series.
Both pitched well, but Hudson was masterful in his debut with the city by the bay. He went 7 2/3 innings of three hit, shutout baseball with seven strikeouts and no walks. Sergio Romo pitched a flawless 9th for his second save of the season.
Cahill lasted six innings, gave up four hits, two runs, walked three and struck out three.
For more facts and interesting stats about the matchup and the season thus far, check out the San Francisco Giants Morning Commute: Home Opener Edition. Pre-game ceremonies are expected to begin at 12:50 p.m.
Without further ado, here is your San Francisco Giants lineup for the home opener:
And for the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks:
San Francisco’s lineup is virtually the same as the last time they faced Cahill a week ago, with the lone exception being Brandon Hicks getting the starting nod at second base instead of Ehire Adrianza.
There were only three extra-base hits in the previous matchup — a double from Mike Morse, and a two-bagger each for Paul Goldschmidt and Gerardo Parra.
Check out the highlights below:
Here is a look at the box score from that April 2nd game in Arizona:
AT&T Park is looking as glorious as ever for the 2014 home opening series. Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 70’s are expected.
Below are some of the sights as the ballpark gets prepared for the fesitivities: