PHOENIX — Opening Day has arrived.
Exactly 156 days after game six of last year's World Series, all 30 teams start off on a level playing field and with high hopes.
There's no team more prepared for a fresh set of 162 games than the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing 52-110, their second-worst finish in franchise history.
The D-backs 2022 campaign started at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday against NL West opponent San Diego Padres.
We'll have live, up-to-the-minute coverage for you throughout the day, with updates on both the game as well as the atmosphere. Scroll below to see what's happening now!
NEED TO KNOW: What you need to know for D-backs 2022 Opening Day
10:00 p.m. - SETH BEER WALKS IT OFF! D-backs win 4-2 in the ninth!
9:11 p.m. - Welcome to the Big Leagues! Cooper Hummel walks in his first big league plate appearance in the 7th inning.
9:05 p.m. - Better late than never! Pavin Smith records the first D-back hit of the season in the 7th inning.
8:51 p.m. - Yu Darvish has a no-hitter through six innings.
8:06 p.m. - This happened. Padres lead 2-0 after four innings.
7:40 p.m. - Madison's tough third inning, Padres get on the board
7:15 p.m. - Bumgarner smooth after two innings of work.
6:40 p.m. - First pitch!
6:30 p.m. - Crowd favorites Ketel Marte and David Peralta get introduced in front of the Chase Field faithful.
6:08 p.m. - MadBum is ready to get the 2022 season started.
5:30 p.m. - The roof is open!
5:00 p.m. - Eat your heart out at Chase Field!
4:12 p.m. - The career numbers for the D-backs lineup while facing Padres' starter Yu Darvish. They are a combined 26-for-70 at the plate against him.
4:09 p.m. - Fans are filing into Chase Field for tonight's game.
3:19 p.m. - The 12 News/Sports crew is at the stadium ready to give readers up to the minute coverage in downtown Phoenix.
1:47 p.m. - Players arrived in style and fitting for the 95-degree day in the desert.
12:09 p.m. - The Diamondbacks announce their Opening Day lineup. Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the third straight season.
9:58 a.m. - The Opening Day roster for the D-backs is finalized.