After starting the 2020 on the road with four games in Los Angeles, the Giants return home to the Bay Area to make their home opener at Oracle Park tonight.
Naturally, they’ve got their hype video ready to go to get you ready for the action.
The Giants will host the Padres at 6:45 p.m. PT tonight.
SF Giants 2020 hype video
Who wouldn’t be excited?
The Giants opened what will be one of the oddest (if not the shortest) seasons in Major League Baseball history with a 2-2 split against the Dodgers.
They dropped the first two games of the season, but come back to San Francisco with a little momentum after a 5-4 win Saturday and 3-1 victory on Sunday.
Darin Ruf runs through the bullpen door to help the Giants
The highlight of Sunday’s game might have been a defensive gem by Darin Ruf, whose birthday happens to be today as well.
Protecting a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, Ruf had to go deep into left field and his momentum took him right through an unlocked gate to the bullpen.
Ruf went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in a run.
San Francisco will be hosting a Padres team that’s started the year off pretty well, too. San Diego enters the night 3-1 after roughing up the Arizona Diamondbacks a couple of times in a four-game series at home.
They’ve got MLB’s second-best run differential at +12.
Despite taking two games from the Dodgers, the Giants have MLB’s second-worst at -12.
The game will also mark the home debut for Alyssa Nakken, who became MLB’s first woman on a major league coaching staff. Her jersey from the season opener was donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.