The second of three Opening Day games that will take place today is an NL West showdown between the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. Last year, the Giants earned a Wild Card spot after finishing second in the division with an 87-75 record. San Francisco beat the New York Mets in the NL Wild Card Game, and then they were eliminated 3-1 by the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS.
While the Giants have made the playoffs four times in the past seven seasons and won three World Series over this same span, the Diamondbacks missed the postseason for the fifth straight year in 2016. Arizona finished in fourth place in the NL West with a disappointing 69-93 record.
Toeing the rubber for the Giants today is Madison Bumgarner. The 27-year-old southpaw is as consistent as they come, throwing at least 200 innings in each of the last six seasons while never having an ERA higher than 3.37. Last year, Bumgarner made his fourth All-Star team after going 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA and 1.03 WHIP while striking out 251 batters over 226.2 innings.
Taking the ball for the Diamondbacks is Zack Greinke. The 33-year-old righty had an uneven first year in Arizona, going 13-7 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.27 WHIP while striking out 134 batters over 158.2 innings. Despite his struggles in 2016, he’s still one of the most talented pitchers in baseball. Greinke has won a Cy Young Award, collected three Gold Gloves, and made three All-Star teams.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch the game.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 P.M. EST
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)
How To Live Stream San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Online
Your best bet for watching the Giants battle the Diamondbacks via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.