Opening Day is upon us, one of my most favorite days of the year. Jeff Samardzija, who owns the Pirates will take on Francisco Liriano, who owns the Cubs, something’s gotta give, or the bullpens will decide it. Below are the lineups, first pitch is at 12:05 PM CST, and the game is on ESPN (outside of Chicago), and WGN TV.
Game one of one-hundred and sixty-two! Jeff Samardzija takes the mound to make his first opening day start as he opposes veteran righty A.J. Burnett, who is coming off a stellar 2012. The Cubs objective today is simple, make the wildly effective Burnett throw strikes, and early. Work counts, draw walks and put Burnett on the ropes right away. Here is how both teams will lineup for the opener today at 12:35 PM CST on WGN TV.
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