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Dodgers Opening Night FAQ: Everything you Need to Know About Watching the Game



The Los Angeles Dodgers kick-off their 2020 season tonight against the San Francisco Giants with first pitch set for 7:08 pm PT at Dodger Stadium.

ESPN will carry the nationally-televised game starting at 6:30 pm. Opening Week presented by Bank of America continues with games against the Giants on Friday (6:40 pm televised on SportsNet LA), Saturday (1:10 pm on FOX), and Sunday (7:08 pm on ESPN).

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Pregame will be streamed on Dodgers social media, where fans can watch live player introductions and special ceremonies, which include gospel singer Keith Williams Jr. performing the national anthem.

SportsNet LA will have extended pre and postgame shows, with coverage beginning at 5:30 pm John Hartung, Orel Hershiser, and Jerry Hairston Jr. will anchor pregame coverage from the studio, with Alanna Rizzo reporting live from Dodger Stadium and Ned Colletti contributing remotely. SNLA will broadcast its first of 55 regular season games on Friday, and the network is now available to Spectrum, AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-verse TV and AT&T TV Now customers in Southern California, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

Pregame coverage also begins at 5:30 pm on AM 570 LA Sports with a 90-minute pregame show leading into its game coverage. Today’s game can also be heard live on KTNQ 1020 AM (Spanish) and Radio Korea 1540 AM (Korean).

Thursday’s game marks the 2,489th time that the Dodgers and Giants have faced off against one another. The Giants hold the head-to-head series lead 1,256 to 1,233. 

Dodgers Projected Lineup

  1. Mookie Betts (R) – RF
  2. Max Muncy (L) – 1B
  3. Justin Turner (R) – 3B
  4. Cody Bellinger (L) – CF
  5. Corey Seager (L) – SS
  6. A.J. Pollock (R) – DH
  7. Joc Pederson (L) – LF
  8. Chris Taylor – (R) – 2B
  9. Will Smith (R) – C
  10. [Clayton Kershaw (LHP) – P]

The game will also feature the first deep-dive look at the newly renovated Dodger Stadium after undergoing a $100 million facelift in the extended offseason.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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