At long last, Opening Day has finally arrived. Yes, the season technically began last week in Japan, but come on—that didn’t count. Last night’s Cardinals-Marlins game was a step in the right direction, but still no Opening Day.
So, here is what’s on the docket for the first batch of games this afternoon.
Tigers win, 3-2
Verlander: (ND) 8 IP, 2 H, BB, 7 K -- 105 pitches
Lester: (ND) 7 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 BB, 5 K -- 107 pitches
Valverde: (BS,W) IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K
Austin Jackson: 3-for-5, 3B, game-winning single in Bot 9
Mets win, 1-0
Santana: (ND) 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K - 84 pitches
Hanson: (L) 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 K - 83 pitches
RBI single by David Wright
Phillies win, 1-0
Bedard: (L) 7 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 4 K -- 81 pitches
Halladay: (W) 8 IP, 2 H, 5 K -- 92 pitches
Ruiz: 3-for-3, RBI single
Nationals win, 2-1.
Strasburg: (ND) 7 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 5 K -- 82 pitches
Demptser: (ND) 7.2 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 10 K -- 108 pitches
Lidge (Sv): IP, H, 2 K
Ian Desmond: 3-for-5, go-ahead RBI single, SB,
I will be posting updates on every game throughout the afternoon and invite everyone to join the discussion. Please share your thoughts on today’s action by posting in the comments section or reaching out to me on Twitter—@GoldenSombrero—and I’ll be sure to answer as many questions as possible.
Have something witty to offer? Tweet me, and if it makes me laugh, I’ll include it in my updates.
As a baseball fan, today is the greatest day of the year. So let’s have some fun, folks, and make the most of what will surely be another memorable Opening Day.