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Game Thread: It’s Finally Opening Day!

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

So long, winter! There’s Bucco baseball today.

Jameson Taillon will take on Luis Castillo in Cincinnati. First pitch is 4:10 p.m..

Taillon went 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA in five starts against the Reds last year. Castillo went 1-2 in three starts against the Pirates, allowing nine runs in 16 innings pitched (5.06 ERA).

There’s some roster news today, too. Check it out here.



Updated: Starling Marte was removed with a migrane.

2B Adam Frazier

RF Melky Cabrera

LF Corey Dickerson

1B Josh Bell

C Francisco Cervelli

3B Jung-Ho Kang

CF J.B. Shuck

SS Erik Gonzalez

RHP Jameson Taillon


LF Jesse Winkler

1B Joey Votto

RF Yasiel Puig

3B Eugenio Suarez

CF Scott Schebler

2B Jose Peraza

C Tucker Barnhart

SS Jose Iglesias

P Luis Castillo

Courtesy of Baseball Savant.