Beneath you will see each beginning pitcher for every crew in Recreation 1 of the 2021 season, as introduced by the crew’s supervisor. Famous in parentheses are what number of occasions that pitcher has began on Opening Day, together with the upcoming ’21 begin.
Rays (at MIA): Tyler Glasnow (1st)
With Blake Snell and Charlie Morton not a part of the group, the Rays will flip to Glasnow to start out on Opening Day this season. After averaging 14.Three strikeouts per 9 innings in 2020, the hard-throwing righty will attempt to grow to be the second Tampa Bay pitcher to succeed in double figures in Okay’s on Opening Day. Chris Archer, who was traded for Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz in 2018 however is now again with the Rays, struck out 12 batters on Opening Day in ’16.
2020 OD starter: Charlie Morton
Crimson Sox (vs. BAL): Eduardo Rodriguez (1st)
Rodriguez was initially anticipated to start out Opening Day in 2020, however ended up being unable to pitch through the season due to myocarditis. Now that he is again, he’ll make his first profession Opening Day begin for the Crimson Sox.
2020 OD starter: Nathan Eovaldi
Yankees (vs. TOR): Gerrit Cole (third)
Cole will reprise the position he performed within the Yankees’ opener final yr, once they gained a rain-shortened contest on the Nationals. Cole pitched all 5 innings for New York, marking a complete-game outing. No Yanks pitcher has had a 10-strikeout outing on Opening Day.
2020 OD starter: Cole
Indians (at DET): Shane Bieber (2nd)
Coming off the AL Cy Younger Award, it isn’t stunning that Bieber has been tabbed as Cleveland’s Opening Day starter for the second straight season. Within the Indians’ first sport final yr, Bieber fired six scoreless innings in opposition to the Royals and registered 14 strikeouts — tied for the second most all time by a pitcher on Opening Day.
2020 OD starter: Bieber
Twins (at MIL): Kenta Maeda (1st)
José Berríos bought the ball for the Twins on Opening Day in every of the previous two years, however it will likely be Maeda’s sport in 2021. Acquired from the Dodgers final February, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 66 2/Three innings throughout his first season with Minnesota, ending second within the AL Cy Younger Award race.
2020 OD starter: José Berríos
White Sox (at LAA): Lucas Giolito (2nd)
Giolito would be the first White Sox pitcher to start out consecutive Opening Day video games since Chris Sale in 2013-14. The White Sox ace will search for a greater end result this yr, after permitting seven runs in Three 2/Three innings final yr on Opening Day in opposition to the Twins.
2020 OD starter: Giolito
Angels (vs. CWS): Dylan Bundy (2nd)
Bundy can be making his second profession Opening Day begin, however his first for the Angels. He threw seven scoreless innings for the Orioles on Opening Day 2018 in opposition to the Twins. The final time the Angels had the identical pitcher begin Opening Day in consecutive years was Jered Weaver from 2010-15. Bundy, reprising the position taken by Andrew Heaney final yr, continues the streak of various hurlers.
2020 OD starter: Andrew Heaney
Astros (at OAK): Zack Greinke (fifth)
This can be Greinke’s fifth profession Opening Day begin, however his first for the Astros. He began the Royals’ opener in 2010 and the D-backs’ first sport in 2016-17 and 2019. His groups are 1-Three in his 4 prior Opening Day begins, and he is but to strike out 10 batters or have a scoreless outing in a kind of video games. He’ll be the primary Astros Opening Day starter not named Verlander or Keuchel since Scott Feldman in 2014.
2020 OD starter: Justin Verlander
Mariners (vs. SF): Marco Gonzales (third)
Gonzales can be making his third consecutive Opening Day begin for the Mariners, a streak that comes on the heels of Félix Hernández’s 10-year streak from 2009-18. Solely three pitchers have made extra Opening Day begins for the Seattle, no matter streaks: Hernández (11), Randy Johnson (six) and Jamie Moyer (4).
2020 OD starter: Gonzales
Rangers (at KC): Kyle Gibson (1st)
Gibson will reprise the position that now-White Sox starter Lance Lynn had final yr. The final time the identical pitcher began for the Rangers on consecutive Opening Days was 2006-09, when Kyle Gibson did so.
2020 OD starter: Lance Lynn
Marlins (vs. TB): Sandy Alcantara (2nd)
Alcantara was named Miami’s Opening Day starter for the second straight yr after dominating in his first 4 outings of Spring Coaching (19 strikeouts in 12 2/Three innings, zero earned runs allowed). The 25-year-old right-hander can have his work reduce out for him in opposition to the reigning AL champion Rays, however he was nice on Opening Day 2020, when he beat the Phillies with 6 2/Three innings of three-hit, two-run ball (just one run earned) and 7 strikeouts.
2020 OD starter: Alcantara
Mets (at WSH): Jacob deGrom (third)
This can be deGrom’s third consecutive Opening Day begin for the Mets. That is tied for the third-longest streak in franchise historical past, behind solely Tom Seaver’s 10-season streak from 1968-77 and Dwight Gooden’s four-season stretch from 1988-91. The one different Mets starter with three straight Opening Day nods was Johan Santana, from 2008-10.
2020 OD starter: deGrom
Brewers (vs. MIN): Brandon Woodruff (2nd)
Now established because the ace in Milwaukee, Woodruff will get the ball for a second straight Opening Day, making him the primary Brewers pitcher to start out consecutive openers since Yovani Gallardo did it 5 straight years from 2010-14. The 28-year-old right-hander was strong on Opening Day 2020, holding the Cubs to 2 runs in 5 innings, the beginning of a season wherein he posted a Three.05 ERA and was top-10 within the Majors with 91 strikeouts.
2020 OD starter: Woodruff
Cardinals (at CIN): Jack Flaherty (2nd)
Flaherty went seven innings within the opener in 2020, permitting two runs in a St. Louis win. He would be the fifth Cardinals pitcher since a minimum of 1901 to make a number of Opening Day begins for the membership earlier than turning 26, becoming a member of Joe Magrane (three), Dizzy Dean (three), Lee Meadows (two) and Johnny Lush (two).
2020 OD starter: Flaherty
Dodgers (at COL): Clayton Kershaw (ninth)
Kershaw has a little bit expertise relating to Opening Day begins — the three-time Cy Younger Award winner began each season opener for the Dodgers from 2011-18. That is a franchise document, each by way of total variety of Opening Day begins and consecutive Opening Day begins. Don Sutton and Don Drysdale are second on the listing with seven every. Apparently, Kershaw has began on Opening Day in opposition to each different NL West crew besides the membership he’ll face this yr, the Rockies.
2020 OD starter: Dustin Might
Listed below are the groups but to announce their Opening Day starter, together with opponent and who made the beginning final yr.
Blue Jays (at NYY):
2020 OD starter: Hyun Jin Ryu
Orioles (at BOS):
2020 OD starter: Tommy Milone
Royals (vs. TEX):
2020 OD starter: Danny Duffy
Tigers (vs. CLE):
2020 OD starter: Matthew Boyd
Athletics (vs. HOU):
2020 OD starter: Frankie Montas
Braves (at PHI):
2020 OD starter: Mike Soroka
Nationals (vs. NYM):
2020 OD starter: Max Scherzer
Phillies (vs. ATL):
2020 OD starter: Aaron Nola
Cubs (vs. PIT):
2020 OD starter: Kyle Hendricks
Pirates (at CHC):
2020 OD starter: Joe Musgrove
Reds (vs. STL):
2020 OD starter: Sonny Grey
D-backs (at SD):
2020 OD starter: Madison Bumgarner
Giants (at SEA):
2020 OD starter: Johnny Cueto
Padres (vs. ARI):
2020 OD starter: Chris Paddack
Rockies (vs. LAD):
2020 OD starter: Germán Márquez