Sport 1 of 162 is within the books for many Main League Baseball groups. Clearly, that’s sufficient of a pattern dimension to make draw some conclusions about how the remainder of the season will play out.
The Mets Are World Collection Contenders
Jacob deGrom was dominant, Robinson Cano hit a house run, the Mets bullpen didn’t collapse, they usually beat probably the greatest pitchers in baseball (Max Scherzer) on the highway. If that’s not World-Collection materials, I don’t know what’s.
Christian Yelich Will Win Again-to-Again MVPs
Yelich hit a three-run bomb on Opening Day to steer the Brewers to a 5-Four win over the Cardinals. He additionally had two walks. That places him on tempo for 162 HR, 486 RBI, and a .500 batting common. May as nicely give him the hardware now.
The Yankees Will Break Their Personal All-Time Scoring Report
The Yankees scored 7 runs on opening day. Multiply that quantity by 162 and also you get 1,134 runs in a season. The report for many runs in a season is 1,067 by the 1931 Yankees. Mark is now. That report is toast.
Bryce Harper is the Most Overpaid Participant in Sports activities
Three-hundred thirty million for a man who went Zero-for-Three? Yeah, he had a stroll and run, however you gotta be kidding me. Phillies followers ought to have booed him quite than giving him a standing ovation earlier than the sport. If solely it was winter. He might have been pelted with snowballs.
Jordan Zimmerman is Untouchable
Beginning the season as a result of no higher possibility is offered, the veteran spun seven innings of one-hit ball, carrying an ideal recreation by 6.2 of these. The righthander was fiercely economical, needing solely 70 pitches to report these 21 outs. Paging Greg Maddux.
PECOTA is Silly
The massive, unhealthy Cubs went out and walloped the Texas Rangers. Javier Baez led an offensive onslaught with two bombs. Does this seem like a staff that’s going to wrestle to get to .500, nerds? Suppose not.
The Twins are the Class of the AL Central
Jose Berrios outdueled Corey Kluber in a battle of the division’s high contending groups. Each recreation counts and it’s by no means too early to fret concerning the tiebreaker. Has the torch handed in America’s Heartland? Most likely.
Mike Trout Has a Dangerous Contract
The Angels had been shut out on Opening Day for the fourth time in franchise historical past. The place was the $430 million man on that one? Halos brass must be regretting such a payday.
Adalberto Mondesi Will Set a Triples Report
The younger Royal was a blur across the bases in Kansas Metropolis’s 5-Three victory and isn’t on tempo for 344 three-baggers. Even with a slight drop-off in manufacturing, he’ll hit triple digits. Most enjoyable participant in baseball.
Chris Sale Doesn’t Have It Anymore
The Crimson Sox ace was touched up for 2 homers by Tim Beckham of all individuals. Sale was bounced after three innings and 7 runs. World Collection hangover? Most likely.