The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins will kick off their 2022 seasons at Oracle Park on Friday, April 8. The Giants enter the year looking to prove that their shocking 107-win 2021 season wasn’t a fluke. The Marlins, meanwhile, will begin a new chapter of their rebuild, one that will be without former CEO Derek Jeter.
The Opening Day pitching matchup will feature right-handers Logan Webb and Sandy Alcantara. Webb went 11-3 with a 3.03 ERA and served as the Giants’ playoff ace (0.61 ERA in two starts) in the NLDS last year. Alcantara is making his third consecutive Opening Day start for Miami, tying Josh Beckett, Josh Johnson, and the late Jose Fernandez for the most in franchise history. At the end of last season, Alcantara signed a five-year, $56 million extension with the Marlins.
You can find the full MLB Opening Day 2022 schedule here. Information on Giants vs. Marlins, including live stream details, are below.
Giants vs. Marlins
Date: Friday, April 8 | Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Location: Oracle Park — San Francisco, Calif.
Live stream: fuboTV (regionally) | TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports Florida
Probable pitchers: RHP Logan Webb (SF) vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara (MIA)
Odds: SF -140; MIA +120; O/U: 7.5 runs (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Featured Game | San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins
Giants: San Francisco finished the 2021 season with an outstanding 107-55 overall record, good for the best record in all of baseball last year as well as a franchise record for team wins. They pushed division rival Dodgers to the full five games in last year’s NLDS, but this year, the club will look to go on a deeper postseason run. The Giants haven’t gone past the NLDS round since their World Series championship in 2014. Franchise legend Buster Posey retired while staff ace Kevin Gausman and big trade-deadline pickup Kris Bryant both departed via free agency, but the club will return the majority of its 2021 roster, albeit some returning players (Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford) are on the older side.
Marlins: The Marlins finished last year with an overall 67-95 record and at the bottom of the National League East. It’s likely to be the same case in 2022. The NL East isn’t getting any easier (Max Scherzer returned to the Mets; Matt Olson and Nick Castellanos joined this winter) so Miami will have to utilize their homegrown talents and offseason additions (Avisail Garcia, 2021 World Series MVP Jorge Soler, Joey Wendle) to compete. The franchise ended a 16-year postseason drought as a surprise playoff team in the 60-game 2020 season, but took a step backward in 2021. The Marlins took another hit this offseason when Jeter abruptly stepped down as the team’s CEO because, according to Jeter, the “vision for the future of the franchise is different than the one I signed up to lead,” which is sure to cause several to question Miami’s commitment to returning to contention.