The Dodgers opened their 2020 year via signing outfielder Mookie Betts toward a 12-yr deal extension, and within just his initial sport, Betts bats instant.Max Muncy is primary off for the Dodgers, with Betts after inside of Thursday opener in opposition to the Giants (7 p PT, ESPN), a little bit of a departure simply because leadoff figured in the direction of be Bettscustomary vacation spot through the time. Betts batted initial within just each and every spring working out and summer months camp performed this calendar year. Pos Giants Pos Dodgers Pos Giants Pos Dodgers CF Yastrzemski (L) 1B Muncy (L) 3B Flores RF Betts 1B Sandoval (S) CF Bellinger (L) LF Dickerson (L) 3B Turner DH Pence SS Seager (L) RF McCarthy (L) 2B Hernández 2B Dubon LF Pederson (L) SS Crawford (L) DH Pollock C Heineman (S) C Barnes Upon the mound: Dustin May well vs Los Angeles Dodgers T-Shirts. Johnny Cueto With the Purple Sox, Betts batted leadoff inside 72 p.c of his commences, and experienced his greatest begins there within all 6 decades in just Boston. His minute-highest occupation begins at any location inside the batting invest in was batting minute, with 78 begins.The Dodgers alternated still left- and directly-passed hitters inside the initial 8 places of the lineup, just about anything at bare minimum at the ultimate of the invest in Dave Roberts explained he courses in direction of do for the foreseeable long term.he path that the Giants, or any other staff members maybe, may try out in the direction of deploy relievers in direction of get hold of matchups,Dave Roberts mentioned Thursday, taggering remaining and immediately in the course of the lineup I believe guards us and poses some even more difficulties, and doesn present other groups a runway..J. Pollock is the Dodgersto start with-at any time selected hitter versus a Nationwide League opponent, batting 8th. The to start with start out of the time at minute foundation goes towards Kik Hernandez, creating his 3rd instantly Opening Working day start off at the posture. He the 1st Dodger in direction of commence a few directly Opening Times at minute foundation given that Jeff Kent begun 4 instantly in opposition to 2005-08 Dave Roberts this 7 days reported Hernandez and Chris Taylor would perspective the the greater part of the season at instant.Dustin Could possibly tends to make a ponder commence for the Dodgers, filling within just for an hurt Clayton Kershaw, who was put upon the wounded record Thursday with again stiffness. and scratched in opposition to what would include been his 9th profession Opening Working day start out.Johnny Cueto begins for the Giants. Austin Barnes starts off guiding the plate within just the opener. Roberts upon the Off Air podcast with Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser yesterday reported Will Smith would start off a few of the to start with 5 online games.The 2 Dodgers who comprise confronted Cueto the utmost include strike him Really nicely. Corey Seager is 12-for-34 (.353) with 3 house operates and a double in opposition to him, although Justin Turner is 11-for-31 (.355) with a property work and a few doubles off Cueto.