The Dodgers and their fans have patiently waited for baseball, and it appears to be here. While the schedule has yet to be officially announced, we now know who Los Angeles will be facing off against on Opening Day.
While team President Stan Kasten already announced they team would be playing on July 23rd, he did not elaborate on who that would be against. With the Yankees playing the Nationals to kick things off, many had wondered if the league might put the Dodgers up against the Astros.
It’s looking like that will not be the case, as Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Dodgers will face the Giants. The opponent is still unconfirmed, but the Giants matchup does make the most sense.
Major League Baseball plans to officially announce its 2020 schedule Monday. The #Yankees at #Nats and #SFGiants at #Dodgers are expected to be the two nationally televised games on July 23, with everyone else opening July 24.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 4, 2020
Dodgers fans have gotten used to seeing the Dodgers versus Giants rivalry reignited on Opening Day most years. The least opened up against the Giants in 2018, after facing the Diamondbacks last year to kick things off.
Nightengale also reports that MLB is going to be releasing the schedule on Monday. The Dodgers and Giants will be one of the two nationally televised games on that day.