San Francisco Giants Get Blanked by Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Opening Day

Michael NewCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2008

1. Dave Roberts - LF

2. Rich Aurilia - 1B

3. Randy Winn - RF

4. Bengie Molina - C

5. Ray Durham - 2B

6. Aaron Rowand - CF

7. Luis Castillo - 3B

8. Brian Bocock - SS

9. Barry Zito - P

According to Brian Sabean, we were planning on a HUGE youth movement this year, yet only one Opening Day starter is under 30: Brian Bocock, who is playing for an injured Omar Vizquel. So far, we’re not sticking to the plan.

Bochy also said in the offseason that he was planning on playing the best player at each position, regardless of salary. That also did not happen, as the highest paid player at each position took the field for Opening Day.

Looks like the same old Giants...and we’re in for a long season.

It’s going to be VERY long if I have to watch the cane-walking Giants take the field day in and day out. Let’s get the youngsters out there! Our triple A squad beat us last week for crying out loud! That should tell you something.

One more thing: Why is Aaron Rowand batting sixth? He’s by far the only guy in the lineup who might be considered an offensive threat. Move him into the third or fourth spot please!

Now that I’ve ranted for a while, let’s get to today’s game.

Barry Zito started off the day giving up three Dodger’s runs in the first, including a home run to Jeff Kent. The next inning he gave up another run on an RBI single by Rafael Furcal. That pretty much sealed the deal for the Giants. They came up with five hits in the entire game, two of which were collected by our only offensive threat, Aaron Rowand.

Since there’s not much else to talk about, I’m going to look forward to tomorrow’s game. I’m hoping for a completely new lineup from Bochy since this one didn’t work. Hopefully we’ll see some youth. Tomorrow’s game features Matt Cain vs. Derek Lowe.