ESPN sure loves to air rivalry games on Opening Day and next season seems to be no different.
According to JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, the Dodgers will take on the San Francisco Giants in the Opening Day afternoon matchup on ESPN this upcoming season.
ESPN has selected the Giants-Dodgers game on Opening Day for a national broadcast.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) November 21, 2019
What better matchup to put on national television than one of the greatest and historic rivalries in all of American sports?
The matchup will be broadcasted at 1 pm on March 26 with a game between the Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels following up at 4 pm.
Also according to Hoornstra, the Dodgers will be playing the Giants once again on April 5 as part of a Sunday Night Baseball broadcast on ESPN.
This always seems to happen so it comes as no surprise. Expect a good matchup as always despite the San Francisco Giants trending in a downward spiral and the Dodgers trending upwards. As it currently stands, expect the Opening Day pitching matchup to be one of the Dodgers’ core two starters — Buehler or Kershaw — or perhaps one of their offseason acquisitions against Johnny Cueto.
Who knows, maybe Gerrit Cole gets the ball on Opening Day!
Mark your calendars!