Baseball season is back, but the Cleveland Indians do not play a game today. So it’s like the season never even began.
Indians 1, Mariners 2
You know, I really don’t like how a lot of recaps for last night’s game put the loss on Kluber making one mistake. As our own Matt Lyons pointed out, Kluber was brilliant yet again but had no offensive support as the Mariners won a speedy 2:35 game by a score of 2-1.
With new food options such as “The Flamethrower” and “Pizza Logs”, the Indians are looking to have the best food in baseball.
With Miller and his bullpen partner Cody Allen most likely gone after this season, it sure would be nice to see the duo, along with the rest of the team, close out what they were unable to do in 2016.
Terry Francona is in the “screw it, go talk to your pitcher” camp, which I fully endorse.
Around the league
- Home runs were the name of the game on Opening Day, starting with the Ian Happ and the very first pitch of 2018.
- Next up, Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best...twice.
- George Springer had a repeat of last season by becoming the only player in history to have a leadoff home run on two consecutive Opening Days.
- Matt Davidson also made history by being just the fourth player in history to hit three home runs on Opening Day (side note: lolRoyals).
- In not so fun but also not necessarily surprising news, Troy Tulowitzki is injured and has been placed on the 60-day DL.
- Shohei Ohtani had his first major league hit. He makes his first pitching start this Sunday.
- Michael Cerami is a brave, brave man:
If Ian Happ leads off today's game with a home run, I will jump in Lake Michigan later today.— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) March 29, 2018