The calendar may say 2016, but Tito Francona’s Indians looked identical to the 2014 and 2015 editions yesterday, dropping their season opener to Boston 6–2.
Trevor Bauer made his first relief appearance of the season and, somewhat predictably, it did not go well. Conditioned to be a starting pitcher, Bauer entered in the 9th inning and put a runner aboard as a prelude to a David Ortiz 2-run homer. Besides the fact that it was basically Garbage Time, Ortiz pimped said home run like it put Boston ahead 5-4 in the ALDS. The 8600 people in attendance were certainly intimidated.
Scores Around Baseball That Interested Me
• Tigers 8 , Marlins 7 — Justin Verlander had a no-hitter for a while. A no hitter—a no-hitter, I said! Zero hits! Yep, that worked. He especially wasn't prepared for this. It gets funnier. The Detroit bullpen, same as always, gave up 1 run in the 8th and 3 in the 9th, which meant extra innings. Unfortunately, Detroit won anyways, in 11 innings.
• Dodgers 3, Padres 0 — LGFT Scott Kazmir gave up 1 hit over 6 innings of work. The Dodgers have not allowed a run this season. This is the 2nd game in a row the Dodger starter gave up just one hit.
• Akron's own Patrick Carney threw out the first pitch yesterday, which was a thrill for him. He and his father agree: The Indians are going to be good this year.