Arizona Diamondbacks baseball is back! The Diamondbacks start the season tonight at Chase Field against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. If you want to read are series preview click here.
This post will give you information about today’s game, all the Opening Night festivities, and the lineups for both teams. However, this post will also give you the opportunity to interact with other Venom Strikes readers and our writers about today’s game. Leave your comments in tonight’s open thread, and also follow me @joejacquezaz and our site @VenomStrikes. We will be live tweeting during the game.
Here is all the info you need to know before tonight’s game!
Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Night 2015
What: San Francisco Giants (88-74 in 2014) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (64-98 in 2014)
When: 7:10 P.M.
Where: Chase Field
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona, ESPN/Arizona Sports 98.7 F.M.
*MLB.TV is streaming all of the games this week for free for out of market subscribers. Enjoy baseball all day!
Weather: 75 degrees-Clear Skies
Roof Status: Open
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Opening Day Festivities: Courtesy of Dbacks.com
Gates Open at 5pm!
"“The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will open the 2015 season with a series of special pregame events, including an appearance by D-backs Legend Randy Johnson and Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, before the D-backs host the San Francisco Giants this Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Chase Field.Opening Day festivities include:Pregame recognition with MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud SeligCeremonial first pitch by 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Randy JohnsonNational anthem sung by American Idol winner Taylor HicksFlyover by two F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base at the conclusion of the anthem"
"Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Opening Day Street Festival. The Opening Day Street Festival will begin at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along 4th Street and Jackson and will feature food trucks, D-backs inflatables and several other activities, including a performance by The Walkens at 5:00 p.m. at the Game Seven Grill stage.Game Seven Grill (@GameSevenGrill) will open at 11:00 a.m. for fans to enjoy live grilling and outdoor seating, as well as an expanded second story for additional seating. As fans enter the stadium, D-backs staff will hand out 40,000 2015 D-backs Magnet schedules, courtesy of Pepsi.Limited tickets are still available for Opening Day and the rest of the series against the San Francisco Giants (April 6 – 8) and can be purchased online at dbacks.com/tickets, by calling 602.514.8400 or at the Chase Field Box Office.”"
LF Nori Aoki
2B Joe Panik
CF Angel Pagan
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
3B Casey McGehee
SS Brandon Crawford
RF Gregor Blanco
SP Madison Bumgarner
Again to read our preview of tonight’s game and the rest of the series click here.
Bronson Arroyo (60-day)
Patrick Corbin (15-day
David Hernandez (15-day)
Oscar Hernandez (15-day)
Matt Stites (15-day)
Travis Ishikawa (15-day)
Erik Cordier (15-day)
Hunter Pence (15-day)
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