Which Pitcher is Starting Opening Day 2022?

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Which Pitcher is Starting on MLB Opening Day 2022? Will there be first timers that will start on Opening Day 2022? When is Opening Day 2022?

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Which Pitcher is Starting on MLB Opening Day 2022?

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Since the 2022 MLB Opening Day Period is around the corner, now is the time to learn about the starting pitchers. Some of those flame-throwers will be getting the starting nod for the first time in their respective careers. For instance, Walker Buehler and Corbin Burnes have no prior experience in starting for the season opener. In fact, there are some other pitchers that started on Opening Day before. For example, Nathan Eovaldi and Jacob DeGrom have earned the nod in prior years. Opening Day 2022 will take place on Thursday, April 7th!

2021: A Year in Review

Before we get into the 2022 season, let’s take a look back at the year in review from 2021! The Braves became the most inspiring story of 2021 as they won their first World Series title since 1995. For the American League, the Astros won the pennant by knocking off the White Sox and Red Sox in the playoffs. In fact, the White Sox won the AL Central Division title for the first time since 2008. Also, the Giants reached the postseason for the first time since 2016.

As we head into the 2022 season, there are teams that are looking to end their playoff droughts. For instance, the Mariners have not made the postseason since their ALCS run in 2001. In addition, the Yankees are looking to advance to the World Series for the first time since 2009. The Braves are looking to repeat as champions, while the Astros are looking to return to the Fall Classic for the fourth time since 2017!

Important NOTE:

However, some of the teams have yet to name their Opening Day starter as of late March. Once those teams do announce their respective starting pitchers, the Sports Teller will update this article! NOTE: Listed Starting Pitchers are subject to change.

Which Pitcher is Starting on MLB Opening Day 2022?

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American League Starters

American League East

  • New York Yankees=RHP Gerrit Cole vs. Red Sox
  • Boston Red Sox=RHP Nathan Eovaldi vs. Yankees
  • Tampa Bay Rays=LHP Shane McClanahan vs. Orioles
  • Toronto Blue Jays=RHP Jose Berrios vs. Rangers
  • Baltimore Orioles=LHP John Means vs. Rays

American League Central

  • Detroit Tigers=LHP Eduardo Rodriguez vs. White Sox
  • Chicago White Sox=TBA vs. Tigers
  • Cleveland Indians=RHP Shane Bieber vs. Royals
  • Minnesota Twins=RHP Joe Ryan vs. Mariners
  • Kansas City Royals=RHP Zack Greinke vs. Guardians

American League West

  • Houston Astros=LHP Framber Valdez vs. Angels
  • Texas Rangers=RHP Jon Gray vs. Blue Jays
  • Seattle Mariners=LHP Robbie Ray vs. Twins
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim=RHP Shohei Ohtani vs. Astros
  • Oakland Athletics=RHP Frankie Montas vs. Phillies

Which Pitcher is Starting on MLB Opening Day 2022?

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National League

National League East

  • Atlanta Braves=LHP Max Fried vs. Reds
  • Philadelphia Phillies=RHP Aaron Nola vs. Athletics
  • Miami Marlins=RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. Phillies
  • New York Mets=TBA vs. Nationals
  • Washington Nationals=LHP Patrick Corbin vs. Mets

National League Central

  • Chicago Cubs=RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. Brewers
  • Milwaukee Brewers=RHP Corbin Burnes vs. Cubs
  • St. Louis Cardinals=RHP Adam WainWright vs. Pirates
  • Cincinnati Reds=RHP Tyler Mahle vs. Braves
  • Pittsburgh Pirates=RHP JT Brubaker vs. Cardinals

National League West

  • Los Angeles Dodgers=RHP Walker Buehler vs. Rockies
  • San Francisco Giants=RHP Logan Webb vs. Marlins
  • Colorado Rockies=LHP Kyle Freeland vs. Dodgers
  • San Diego Padres=RHP Yu Darvish vs. Diamondbacks
  • Arizona Diamondbacks=LHP Madison Bumgarner vs. Padres

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