Opening Day for the 2021 MLB season is finally here after a wild offseason that saw major trades and free-agent signings. We were scheduled to have 15 games on Thursday, but the Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game was postponed due to weather, while the Mets and Nationals will have to wait to play due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, there are still some must-watch matchups on the mound to start the season.
Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Opening Day’s 13-game MLB slate on April 1st.
Blue Jays vs. Yankees: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Gerrit Cole
Indians vs. Tigers: Shane Bieber vs. Matthew Boyd
Twins vs. Brewers: Kenta Maeda vs. Brandon Woodruff
Pirates vs. Cubs: Chad Kuhl vs. Kyle Hendricks
Braves vs. Phillies: Max Fried vs. Aaron Nola
Diamondbacks vs. Padres: Madison Bumgarner vs. Yu Darvish
Dodgers vs. Rockies: Clayton Kershaw vs. German Marquez
Cardinals vs. Reds: Jack Flaherty vs. Luis Castillo
Rays vs. Marlins: Tyler Glasnow vs. Sandy Alcantara
Rangers vs. Royals: Kyle Gibson vs. Brad Keller
White Sox vs. Angels: Lucas Giolito vs. Dylan Bundy
Astros vs. A’s: Zack Greinke vs. Chris Massitt
Giants vs. Mariners: Kevin Gausman vs. Marco Gonzales