For those of you who have taken the day off in order to fully emerse yourselves in Opening Day festivities, here are the schedules for today (all times Eastern.) I plan on catching some NL Central goodness with Brewers/Cubs and then Cardinals/Rockies. Then I think I’ll have to make due with Angels/Twins and finally I’m pumped about the pitching match-up in Astros/Padres.
Brandon Webb and Aaron Harang face off in the Arizona-Cincinnati matchup at 2:10
Hottie Ben Sheets takes on Hot Head Carlos Zambrano in a Brewers-Cubs game at 2:20 (ESPN2, WGN)
Washington and Chico travel to Philly to face sweetheart Brett Myers at 3:05
Johan Santana makes his major league debut in Blue & Orange as the Mets take on Hendrickson and the Marlins at 4:10
A match-up of smokin’ proportions is happening in St. Louis as Adam Wainwright takes on Jeff Francis of Colorado at 4:15
Ian Snell and Tom Glavine (love him) face off as the Pirates visit the Braves at 7:10
Another smokin’ match-up as Roy Oswalt and the Astros visit Jake Peavy and the Padres at 10:00 (ESPN2)
Gil Meche and Justin Verlander meet in the first game of the day as the Royals head to the Tigers at 1:00
Halladay and Wang face off in the Bronx as the Blue Jays travel to the Yankees at 1:05 (ESPN)
In a game that just makes me sad, the Rays travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles at 3:05. Poor Shields and Guthrie.
The Big Boys pitch in Cleveland as Mark Buerhle and the White Sox take on CC Sabathia and the Indians at 3:05
Kevin Millwood and Erik Bedard take the mound for Texas and Seattle at 6:40
Jered Weaver and Livan Hernandez face off in an Angels-Twins match up at 7:05 (ESPN2)