LOS ANGELES -- Pablo Sandoval is a go for the Giants' opening game today against the Dodgers. Sandoval is in the lineup batting third and playing third base, meaning his right elbow is feeling up to playing. It might help that the Giants are facing a lefty in Clayton Kershaw, which means Sandoval will be batting right-handed -- the side that's been less affected by the elbow pain.
That's welcome news for the Giants. Sandoval is 8-for-29 in his career against Kershaw with six RBIs. No other current Giant has more than six career hits against Kershaw, though Marco Scutaro is 5-for-10 in his career.
Here's the lineup the Giants will run out against Kershaw. Happy opening day:
And the Dodgers
M. Ellis 2B
A.J. Ellis C
-- Matt Kawahara