LOS ANGELES -- The Giants' lineup has one change from yesterday -- Joaquin Arias will start at first base instead of Brandon Belt. The Dodgers are throwing a lefty in Hyun-Jin Ryu (the rookie from South Korea, who will make his major-league debut). But the San Jose Mercury News is reporting Belt was sick yesterday as well.
Otherwise the lineup will look familiar. Pablo Sandoval obviously came away from the game OK, as he's back in at third base.
The Dodgers will face Bumgarner without Carl Crawford in the starting lineup. Crawford had a decent day at the plate yesterday, beating out an infield hit in the first inning and doubling to left off George Kontos right after Clayton Kershaw's home run in the eighth that opened the floodgates. Right-handed hitting Jerry Hairston, Jr. is in left.
2B M. Ellis
C A.J. Ellis
* A couple notes from yesterday, courtesy of the Giants' game notes: The 4-0 loss was just the third time in the last 46 years the Giants have been shut out on opening day. The last time it happened -- 2008 at Dodger Stadium, when Brad Penny outdueled Barry Zito in a 5-0 game.
And yesterday was also the first time in 87 years that two of the storied pairs of rivals in baseball -- Dodgers/Giants and Yankees/Red Sox -- played each other in their season openers on the same day.
* Madison Bumgarner has made seven career starts against the Dodgers, but only one of them came last season. On Aug. 20, he pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out 10, in a 2-1 Giants win. He's 5-2 with a 3.05 ERA in those seven starts against Los Angeles.
-- Matt Kawahara