Dodgers Vs. Giants: Roster Overview

Look for Pablo Sandoval and the Giants to come up just a bit short tonight against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are set to open their 2011 season against the Giants tonight at Dodger Stadium. Here are the 25-man rosters for each team:

Giants Dodgers
C Buster Posey C Rod Barajas
1B Brandon Belt 1B James Loney
2B Freddy Sanchez 2B Jamey Carroll
3B Pablo Sandoval 3B Juan Uribe
SS Miguel Tejada SS Rafael Furcal
LF Pat Burrell LF Tony Gwynn Jr.
CF Andres Torres CF Matt Kemp
RF Aubrey Huff RF Andre Ethier

OF Nate Schierholtz OF Marcus Thames
IF Mike Fontenot OF Xavier Paul
OF Aaron Rowand IF Aaron Miles
IF Mark DeRosa IF Ivan DeJesus
C Eli Whiteside C/1B Hector Gimenez
C A.J. Ellis

SP Tim Lincecum SP Clayton Kershaw
SP Jonathan Sanchez SP Chad Billingsley
SP Matt Cain SP Ted Lilly
SP Barry Zito SP Hiroki Kuroda
SP Madison Bumgarner
CL Jeremy Affeldt CL Jonathan Broxton        
RHP Santiago Casilla LHP Hong-Chih Kuo
LHP Javier Lopez RHP Matt Guerrier
RHP Ramon Ramirez RHP Kenley Jansen
RHP Sergio Romo RHP Blake Hawksworth
LHP Dan Runzler RHP Mike MacDougal
RHP Guillermo Mota RHP Lance Cormier

DL Brian Wilson DL Casey Blake
DL Cody Ross DL Jon Garland
DL Vicente Padilla
DL Jay Gibbons
DL Dioner Navarro


Tonight is the first of a four game series, three of which will be nationally televised:

  • Tonight: Tim Lincecum vs. Clayton Kershaw, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Friday: Jonathan Sanchez vs. Chad Billingsley, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
  • Saturday: Matt Cain vs. Ted Lilly, 1:10 p.m. (Fox)
  • Sunday: Barry Zito* vs. Hiroki Kuroda, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

*Zito got in a car accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday night and was taken to the hospital, but it is unknown whether or not that will affect his scheduled Sunday start.

The Dodgers were 8-10 in 2010 against the Giants, 4-5 in Los Angeles and 4-5 in San Francisco.

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