SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 2, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area, in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s MLB The Show 20, today announced it will air a one-hour video game simulation of the previously scheduled San Francisco Giants home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM.
Friday’s pitching matchup features the Giants’ Jeff Samardzija versus the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler from Oracle Park.
The artificial intelligence gameplay simulation will be conducted through Sony Interactive Entertainment’s MLB The Show 20. The viewer experience will include the same video and audio components of MLB The Show 20 gameplay, along with commentary from Giants broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow and in-game reporter Amy Gutierrez. Additional content surrounding the simulation will be available on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on NBC Sports Bay Area’s social media platforms.
“Our top priority during these uncertain times is to deliver fun and entertaining content for Giants fans to enjoy while they wait for the season to resume,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “Hearing Kruk and Kuip’s familiar voices and their witty commentary will brighten the lives of fans by bringing them a sense of normalcy.”
About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.
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Jay dela Cruz