Giants Vs. Diamondbacks, Starting Lineups: Buster Posey Bats Clean Up In Opening Day Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 19: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants stands on the field during Game Three of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at AT&T Park on October 19 2010 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Buster Posey

Here are the lineups for the Giants and Diamondbacks season opener.

Many a fan of the San Francisco Giants spent their spring trying to figure out just who would make the Black and Orange opening day roster, but now they no longer have to guess as skipper Bruce Bochy has posted his for the 2012 season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Newcomers Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera will start out one and two, followed by Pablo Sandoval then Buster Posey in the clean up spot. Must be a great feeling for Buster today, making his return to meaningful baeball in almost a full year. Brandon Belt will be at first base, batting behind Aubrey Huff, playing in left. Ryan Theriot gets the nod at second base, while Brandon Crawford will start at shortstop, batting eighth. Tim Lincecum will be on the mound batting ninth.

San Francisco Giants Lineup:

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF

2. Melky Cabrera (S) RF

3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B

4. Buster Posey (R) C

5. Aubrey Huff (L) LF

6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B

7. Ryan Theriot (R) 2B

8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

9. Tim Lincecum (L) P

Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup:

1. Willie Bloomquist (R) SS

2. Chris Young (R) CF

3. Justin Upton (R) RF

4. Miguel Montero (L) C

5. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B

6. Jason Kubel (L) LF

7. Ryan Roberts (R) 3B

8. Aaron Hill (R) 2B

9. Ian Kennedy (R) P

First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area, ESPN 2, and KNBR 680 AM.

For more on the Giants, make sure you head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the Diamondbacks side of things, please check out AZ Snake Pit.

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