WHO: The winless San Francisco Giants vs. the undefeated San Diego Padres
WHAT: Game 2 of 162 aka Tony Gwynn Opening Day
WHEN: Friday, March 29th at 7:10pm PT
WHERE: Petco Park
HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or MLB.tv), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.
WHY: Tony Gwynn famously said that the crowds came for opening day and the real fans showed up for the next game. That is why this game will always be known as Tony Gwynn Opening Day. Now you know!
As for the game itself, this will be our first opportunity to see Joey Lucchesi, who finished last season with an 8-9 record and a 4.08 ERA in 26 starts. We’ll also be keeping our eyes peeled for the first hit of the season for new Padre Manny Machado.
Opposing Lucchesi will be Derek Holland, who joined the Giants last year and posted a 7-9 record to go with a 3.57 ERA in 30 starts.
Go Padres! Keep the faith!