Scouts: I hope you all enjoyed your first day off after the long vacation! It’s time to get back to work. Some pitchers are still in Spring Training mode however as the early season whippings are already beginning.
Rockies 6, Brewers 5 – Prof: Zach Davies, the starter for the Brewers, sure did try hard, but Nolan Arenado happened. Arenado is a wizard. He’s a human vacuum cleaner. Ryan Braun should learn not to hit a ball anywhere within 50 yards of Arenado because dude will just scoop it up and get him out.
Indians 4, Rangers 3 – Carlos Santana hit the go ahead home run in just the first inning. The Rangers attempted a comeback but was stuffed at the goal line. Cleveland picks up it’s first season win as the Rangers hope to get back on track tonight.
Cubs 2, Cardinals 1 – Prof: As I mentioned in last night’s Snack, Stephen Piscotty had a hell of a night. In one inning this dude was beaned three times, including once right in the dome, which lead to him having to lead the game. Also, I am hoping eventually there will be video or something of this, but there was a weird ass pitch that Waino threw that didn’t seem to have come from him at all. It’s almost like it came from another, stupidier dimension. I mean, think a bad ceremonial pitch, only thrown by Adam Wainwright. Yeah. That bad.
Giants 8, Diamondbacks 4 – An error sparked a 5-run fifth for the Giants, which allowed Johnny Cueto escape a rocky first start. Gorkys Hernandez picked up 4 RBI in the win.
Angels 7, Athletics 5 – Danny Espinosa slugged a 3-run home run in the 9th to win the game for the Angels.
Padres 4, Dodgers 0 – The Padres recovered from their Opening Day schelacking shutting down the Dodgers. Clayton Richard went 8 strong, giving up just 5 hits and inducing four double-play ground balls.
Yankees 5, Rays 0 – CC Sabathia threw 5 shut out innings and the Yankees bullpen closed out the remainder evening the series at 1 game apiece.
Tigers 6, White Sox 3 – Prof: We stretched out Opening Day to a third day thanks to bad weather in Chicago. The Tigers couldn’t be bothered to care, though, and came into Guaranteed Rate Field (hahahaHAHAHAHAHA oh my god, will I ever stop laughing) like marauders. Verlander was solid, Quintana was….not so solid. Ian Kinsler went 2-3 and hit a home run.
Mariners 1, Astros 2 – Prof: Despite two errors and having less actual hits than their opponents, Houston came through and got the win. Ken Giles gets the save. The Astros’ two runs came from solo shots from Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann.