Overall, a pretty quiet Opening Day. The Yankees and Nationals were only able to play about half of a game before the rains came, rather fitting in a shortened season if you ask me. No one told the Giants the season was starting, and the Dodgers put up eight runs on them. The biggest news by far was regarding what comes after the regular season...
The Yankees had been leading 4-1 at the time of the delay, sparked by a first-inning, two-run homer from Giancarlo Stanton. Nationals starter Max Scherzer had been having an up-and-down night, striking out 11 batters but allowing 10 baserunners in 5.1 innings pitched.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants renewed their rivalry on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium in the nightcap of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day doubleheader. The game’s first pitch was delivered by Dustin May — not Clayton Kershaw, who was placed on the injured list earlier in the day with back stiffness. The Dodgers nonetheless found a way to prevail by an 8-1 final behind some timely hitting and strong pitching.
The three division winners, the second place teams in every division and two additional wild cards will make the postseason in each league. Seeding will be based on teams’ regular-season records. First round games, scheduled for Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, will be best of 3, with all opening round games played at the home of the higher seeded team.
No real Diamondbacks news that we haven’t already covered the site, but that will change shortly. Arizona opens their season tonight in San Diego, first pitch at 6:10PM Arizona time. Madison Bumgarner will make his Diamondbacks debut, facing off against Chris Paddack. See you then!