Finally, baseball was back in the air on Monday. There was a flurry of games on Monday as well as a few flurries on the field. The Royals and White Sox game was postponed due to snow and the same thing happened in Boston to the Red Sox and Rays, but with rain playing a factor there.
Other than those two games being rain/snowed out, we had a great day of baseball. Some highlights follow.
C.C. Sabathia pitched in his first game as a Yankee on Opening Day and let all the Yankee faithful down. The Baltimore Orioles won this game 10- 5 with help from starter Jeremy Guthrie. After Monday, Sabathia has an ERA of 12.46, as he gave up six runs in four and one-third innings.
The Reds played at home on Opening Day and came very close at knocking off one of the best teams in the league in the New York Mets. This was one of those games you hope to see when you go out to the ballpark: Low-scoring, good pitching, and with one swing of the bat the game could have been tied. For the Mets, that's where recently-acquired Francisco Rodriguez comes in, as he picked up his first save as a Met.
The St. Louis Cardinals played as a host on Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cards played very well in the first few innings of play, scoring two runners in the third inning. Josh Kinney came in in the sixth inning and gave up two runners that both counted to Adam Wainwright's earned runs.
But the Pirates came back after watching St. Louis take two-run lead in the eighth, scoring four runs in the ninth inning to win the ballgame.
Opening Day was one of the best days of the year, as always, and now everyone is looking ahead to the rest of the season. It should be another great season of baseball, and for every fan that had their team lose on Opening Day, just remember there are still 161 more games to play.