Covering the bases
LEADING OFF: The Curve are 6-9 all-time on opening day and will try to improve that record tonight.
SAFE AT FIRST: Tonight's game is in jeopardy because rain is forecast for most of the afternoon and evening.
STEALING SECOND: The Curve are expecting to draw the 5 millionth fan in franchise history Friday night. However, if tonight's game is rained out, it would push that milestone back a day.
ROUNDING THIRD: Two changes fans can expect from last year are Gift Ngoepe moving from SS to 2B, while Jarek Cunningham is going from 2B to 3B. Ngoepe has played a lot of second base in his career, while Cunningham hasn't spent much time at third.
HEADING HOME: Pitching matchups for the rest of the series: Curve RHP Adrian Sampson vs. SeaWolves LHP Kyle Ryan on Friday; LHP Joely Rodriguez vs. RHP Wilsen Palacios on Saturday; RHP Zack Dodson vs. RHP Jeff Ferrell on Sunday.
- Cory Giger