SF Giants schedule: Opening Day may be in LA vs. Dodgers, per report
By Kurt Mensching
The SF Giants schedule hasn’t been revealed, but they appear set to open vs. the Dodgers
The San Francisco Giants at least have a good idea where and when they’ll be opening the 2020 MLB season, per a report by the Chronicle’s Henry Schulman. They are set to travel to Los Angeles to open against the Dodgers if everything remains on schedule.
Schulman wrote on Twitter:
“IF the (MLB) season starts on time, and IF the draft schedule does not change — which it very well might — the #SFGiants would open the 2020 season in LA against the (Dodgers), just as the original 162-game schedule had it.”
The Giants were set to open 2020 at the Dodgers on March 26. However, as you are well aware, MLB and the rest of the sports world shut down about two weeks before that date thanks to COVID-19.
What happens after the opening series remains to be seen. MLB has decided to play a 60-game schedule this year, with travel limited more or less by geography. The only teams the Giants will face during the regular season reside in the NL West or AL West.
Play against their own four division rivals are expected to make up the vast majority of the season, so get ready to see a lot of the Dodgers, Padres, Diamondbacks and Rockies. They’ll also see the Astros, Rangers, Mariners, Angels, and, of course, Athletics.
There won’t be fans at the games — at least, not the ones in California. There was some talk about small crowds at the games in Texas, but that is likely to change after coronavirus cases in the Lone Star State forced the governor to roll back the reopening.
Meanwhile, you can submit a photo to the Giants to be part of a cardboard crowd at Oracle Park, the team informed its season ticket holders.
These are … unique times we live in.