Jason Schmidt Expected To Make Opening Day Start

There have been many questions on the status and health of Giant ace, Jason Schmidt, as he is one of the key elements in the upcoming season. Recent reports have been positive for Schmidt, the Giants, and their fans.

Giants hurler, Jason Schmidt, is scheduled to start on Opening Day against Roy Oswalt and the Astros. Shortly after last season ended for the Giants, Schmidt had surgery to clean out debris from his right elbow.

Schmidt is reportedly ahead of schedule with his rehab, and expects to be 100 percent by the time April rolls around. Besides his outstanding 2003 season, which gave him the ERA title and second place in the Cy Young run, Schmidt tossed a 2-0 shutout in the playoffs against the Florida Marlins.

A lot of the Giants' success will depend on the health of their ace, but everything seems to be on track as of today, and Schmidt and manager, Felipe Alou, both feel confident and optimistic about Schmidt's performance and future in the 2004 season.

Sara Kwan was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. She currently writes game recaps, other articles, and is the Giant Prophet for SFDugout.com. Any comments or questions about the article, baseball, or the meaning of life can be sent to Sara at shoot_hoops33@hotmail.com

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