San Francisco Giants set to host Colorado Rockies for home opener
SAN FRANCISCO - Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care has teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to offer COVID-19 testing as they welcome fans back to Oracle Park beginning with the home opener on April 9.
The dedicated testing process offered by Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care follows a public health order issued by the San Francisco Health Officer, allowing up to 22 percent venue capacity for attendance by fans who can show a negative test result or proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Giant CEO Larry Baer explained what the fan experience will be like going forward.
"Once you’re in the park it’s going to be one of the safest places you could ever be," said Baer. "We’re going to have all the sanitation, and we’re going to have concessions set up in a way that it’s very safe."
Food and drinks will be ordered through an app from your seat. Fans with a ticket will either have to provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours of a game or proof of a full vaccination. Once inside, people will be socially distanced.
"Were just happy to have the energy back with the fans. And more importantly we’re excited the community is in such a better place now and working toward getting back to normalcy," said Baer.
Colorado Rockies (3-4) vs. San Francisco Giants (3-3)
San Francisco; Friday, 1:35 p.m. PDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Austin Gomber (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 2.67 WHIP, 2 strikeouts) Giants: TBD
LINE: Giants favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco hosts Colorado for the 2021 home opener.
The Giants went 18-22 in division play in 2020. San Francisco pitchers had a WHIP of 1.32 last season while striking out 8.1 hitters per game.
The Rockies went 17-23 in division games in 2020. Colorado averaged 8.8 hits per game last year and totaled 63 home runs as a team.
The teams meet for the first time this year.
INJURIES: Giants: Alex Wood: (back), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), John Brebbia: (elbow), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Tommy La Stella: (back).
Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Kyle Freeland: (shoulder), Brendan Rodgers: (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. KTVU contributed to this report.