Giants Announce They'll Move Up First Pitch for Weekday Night Games

SAN FRANCISCO -- The first offseason changes announced by the Giants will have a direct impact on their fans. 

In a letter to season ticket holders, CEO and president Larry Baer announced that weeknight games will be moved from 7:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. "to better serve fans and families during the work week." Friday night games will remain at 7:15 p.m.

The Giants will join the Diamondbacks and Rockies as NL West teams that begin night games a bit earlier. Baer also said season-ticket holders will receive a 20 percent discount on food, beverage and merchandise purchases at concession stands. 

As for the product on the field, Baer wrote it was a disappointment the way the Giants fell short of expectations, but he complimented several young players who broke through, including Dereck Rodriguez, Andrew Suarez and Steven Duggar. 

"Each one of these players showed not just talent and skill but competitiveness, grit and fire -- qualities Hunter Pence highlighted in his farewell remarks to our fans on Sunday," Baer wrote. 

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