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Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019?

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Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019? Will there be first timers that will get the nod on Opening Day? Who is Starting on Opening Day 2019?


Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019? Before we can go over the starting pitchers, we must showcase the year in review of 2018. Without further adieu, let’s begin!


Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019?

Since the 2019 Opening Day Period is around the corner, now is the time to learn about the starting pitchers. Some of those flame-throwers will be getting the starting nod for the first time in their respective careers. For instance, Mike Minor and Marco Gonzales have no prior experience in starting for the season opener. In fact, there are some other pitchers that started on Opening Day before. For example, Justin Verlander and Jon Lester have earned the nod in consecutive years.

2018: A Year in Review

Before we get into the 2019 season, let’s take a look back at the year in review from 2018! The Red Sox became the most inspiring story of 2018 as they won their first World Series title since 2013 and their fourth championship since the 2000’s. For the National League, the Dodgers won the pennant by knocking off the Braves and Brewers in the playoffs. In fact, the Dodgers became the first team to reach the World Series in back-to-back years since the 2014-2015 Royals.

As we head into the 2019 season, there are teams that are looking to end their playoff droughts. For instance, the Mariners have not made the postseason since their ALCS run in 2001. In addition, the White Sox are looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2008. In fact, the Marlins have not reached the playoffs since they won the World Series in 2003. The Red Sox are looking to repeat as champions, while the Dodgers are looking to return to the Fall Classic for the third straight year!

Important NOTE:

However, some of the teams have yet to name their Opening Day starter as of mid March. Once those teams do announce their respective starting pitchers, the Sports Teller will update this article!

Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019?

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American League Starters

American League East

  • New York Yankees=RHP Masahiro Tanaka vs. Orioles
  • Boston Red Sox=LHP Chris Sale vs. Mariners
  • Tampa Bay Rays=LHP Blake Snell vs. Astros
  • Toronto Blue Jays=RHP Marcus Stroman vs. Tigers
  • Baltimore Orioles=RHP Alex Cobb vs. Yankees

American League Central

  • Detroit Tigers=TBA
  • Chicago White Sox=LHP Carlos Rodon vs. Royals
  • Cleveland Indians=RHP Corey Kluber vs. Twins
  • Minnesota Twins=RHP Jose Berrios vs. Indians
  • Kansas City Royals=RHP Brad Keller vs. White Sox

American League West

  • Houston Astros=RHP Justin Verlander vs. Rays
  • Texas Rangers=LHP Mike Minor vs. Cubs
  • Seattle Mariners=LHP Marco Gonzales vs. Athletics (Japan)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim=RHP Trevor Cahill vs. Athletics
  • Oakland Athletics=RHP Mike Fiers vs. Mariners (Japan)

Which Pitcher is Starting on Opening Day 2019?

National League

National League East

  • Atlanta Braves=RHP Julio Teheran vs. Phillies
  • Philadelphia Phillies=RHP Aaron Nola vs. Braves
  • Miami Marlins=RHP Jose Urena vs. Rockies
  • New York Mets=RHP Jacob DeGrom vs. Nationals
  • Washington Nationals=RHP Max Scherzer vs. Mets

National League Central

  • Chicago Cubs=LHP Jon Lester vs. Rangers
  • Milwaukee Brewers=RHP Jhoulys Chacin vs. Cardinals
  • St. Louis Cardinals=RHP Miles Mikolas vs. Brewers
  • Cincinnati Reds=RHP Luis Castillo vs. Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Pirates=RHP James Taillon vs. Reds

National League West

  • Los Angeles Dodgers=TBA
  • San Francisco Giants=TBA
  • Colorado Rockies=TBA
  • San Diego Padres=TBA
  • Arizona Diamondbacks=RHP Zack Greinke vs. Dodgers

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