MLB Opening Day 2016 Guide

The wait is over, baseball fans. Major League Baseball is back. Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack and enjoy 162 games of America’s pastime.

But, before the games start Sunday at 1:05 p.m., listen to Impact’s Zachary Swiecicki, Zach Barnes, and Will Thiede talk about some of the storylines heading into the 2016 MLB season.

      MLB opening day preview (pt.1)

The MLB has been gracious enough to lay out a full day of baseball for us on Sunday:

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (National League Central Division Game)

1:05 p.m. ET / ESPN

Starters: Adam Wainwright vs. Francisco Liriano

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (American League East Division Game)

 4:05 p.m. ET / ESPN2

Starters: Marcus Stroman vs. Chris Archer

New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals (2015 World Series Rematch)

 8:37 p.m. ET / ESPN

Starters: Matt Harvey vs. Edinson Volquez


Detroit Tigers fans will have to wait until April 5 for baseball. The Tigers will start their season in Miami with a two-game series against the Marlins :

Detroit Tigers vs Miami Marlins

Tuesday, April 5

7:10 p.m. / Fox Sports Detroit

Starters: Justin Verlander vs Wei-Yin Chen

Detroit Tigers vs Miami Marlins

Wednesday, April 6

4:55 p.m. / Fox Sports Detroit Plus

Starters: Anibal Sanchez vs Jose Fernandez


For every team’s first game, click here.

As all of the baseball “experts” annually make their preseason World Series picks, Zachary Swiecicki, Zach Barnes, and Will Thiede also do so…but they might not agree with the aforementioned experts’ picks.

      MLB opening day preview (pt.2)

Stay tuned into for the upcoming MLB division-by-division preview series that will start with the NL West on Monday, April 4.