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Game Thread #1: Brewers (0-0) at Giants (0-0)

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It has been 190 days since the Brewers finished the 2008 regular season.
183 days since their elimination from postseason play.
52 days since pitchers and catchers reported to spring training.
21 days since I last broke out the Rally Lobster.


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to regular season baseball! permitting, of course.

It's raining in San Francisco right now, but the hour by hour forecast suggests a brief window between 1 and 4 pm Pacific time where the chance of rain decreases from 100% to around 20-40%, giving the Brewers and Giants an opportunity to get today's game in.

For the Brewers, Jeff Suppan takes the mound for his fourth career Opening Day start. Suppan is 22-22 in his two seasons as a Brewer and has posted an ERA of 4.78.

For the Giants, it's 2008 NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum. In 373 major league innings he's posted an ERA of 3.16, and finished in the top three in the NL in ERA, Wins, Hits/9, K/9, IP, strikeouts, HR/9 and ERA+ last season.

Via the JS, here are the lineups for both teams:

First, for the Brewers:
2B Rickie Weeks
RF Corey Hart
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
SS J.J. Hardy
CF Mike Cameron
3B Bill Hall
C Jason Kendall
RHP Jeff Suppan

And for the Giants:
RF Randy Winn
SS Edgar Renteria
LF Fred Lewis
C Bengie Molina
3B Pablo Sandoval
1B Travis Ishikawa
CF Aaron Rowand
2B Emmanuel Burriss
RHP Tim Lincecum

Game Thread #1 is now open.