What time do the San Diego Padres play on Opening Day?
It's fair to say, without one iota of hyperbole, that 2023 Opening Day may be the most anticipated of its kind in San Diego Padres history. Coming into the offseason with a stacked team is one thing, but adding Xander Bogaerts to the mix and getting Fernando Tatis Jr. back takes the excitement up a notch.
After surprising the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS last year and coming up just a few wins shy of the team's third pennant, AJ Preller has done everything he can to ensure that this team can go into 2023 as the favorites in the National League. Bogaerts certainly helps in that department.
The Padres are finally ready to start unleashing hell on the rest of the league, with their top-heav lineup boasting four players all capabnle of starting in the All-Star game. Opening Day is just a few weeks away, and no fanbase may be looking forward to it more than this one.
When do San Diego Padres play on Opening Day 2023 vs. Colorado Rockies?
The Padres will face off against complaining owner Dick Monfort and his Rockies at 1:10 PM PST, 4:10 EST. Yu Darvish is expected to be on the bump for the Padres, while Colorado will likely send out either right-hander German Marquez or left-handler Kyle Freeland.
The Padres will send Joe Musgrove and Blake Snell to the hill in Games 2 and 3 of this series, with either Nick Martinez or free agent signing Seth Lugo coming up behind them as the No. 4 starter. Colorado will probably use miscellaneous veterans like Austin Gomber and Jose Urena.
San Diego follows that series up with a quick two-gamer against the Diamondbacks before their first road series of the year against the mighty Braves. The Padres will stay on the East Coast for a tussle with the Mets before returning home to face the Brewers and square off against Atlanta once more.
Padres fans getting pumped for the season to start is nothing new, but the difference this year is the fact that San Diego is officially a no-doubt championship favorite.