The regular season of the Major League Baseball officially begins on Thursday with seven games, after two were postponed in advance due to weather.
The Chicago Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field in the first game of the day at 2:20 p.m. ET with the Houston Astros-Los Angeles Angels and San Diego-Arizona Diamondbacks matches, the latter starting after 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Atlanta Brothers begin the World Series defense against the Cincinnati Reds at 8:08 p.m. ET.
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J. Darvish keeps D’backs without punches through six
Right-hander Padres Yu Darwish kept Arizona Diamondback unharmed after six innings with four moves and three strikeouts – but his night came to an end after 92 innings.
Tim Hill released Darwish and dropped the single to Pavin Smith at the bottom of the seventh, stopping the bet on a team no-no.
Joe Musgrove threw in San Diego a no-brainer in 2021, the first in franchise history.
Shohei Otani will make his debut in 2022
Incumbent MVP AL Shohei Otani got off to an opening day for the Angels and scored nine strikeouts in 4 ⅔ innings against Astros, giving up one earned series. Ahtani knocked out Houston’s baseman Jose Altowe three times, but left the game 1-0.
Thanks to MLB’s new Shohei Ohtani rule, Otani was able to stay in the game as a designated striker after his night ended on the mound.
The Reds are spoiling the celebration of the World Series of Braves
It was supposed to be a party for 40,545 sold-outs at Truist Park. It was a chance to remember Atlanta’s unlikely run for last year’s title and the coronation of one of the National League’s top contenders this season. New addition Matt Olson received a standing ovation in his first bat.
Tyler Mal and the Reds had different plans. Male was not allowed to earn in five innings, scoring seven, and he helped ruin the game in a 6-3 victory over reigning World Series champions. In the sixth inning, Brandon Drury killed Homer in three rounds when the Reds struck 10.
– Bobby Nightingale
Bobby Vita Jr.’s first hit wins in the Royal Family
Making his Premier League debut on Thursday, Bobby Witt Jr. made a double in the eighth inning to lift Kansas City to a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians.
Witt, one of the best prospects in baseball, started from third base for the Royal Family and remained unbeaten in his first three bits until he was hit on extra base against Tristan Mackenzie.
“You couldn’t have written this script better,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said after the game. “It’s not something he’ll forget, and I probably won’t forget either.”
Scott Barlow bypassed the challenges in the ninth inning to end the royal family’s victory.
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Tyler O’Neill Homers for St. Louis
Tyler O’Neill’s first home run of the season, who left the field, was a three-shot in the second inning in the opening match against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Homer put St. Louis ahead with a 4-0 lead after O’Neill opened the scoring with a single RBI
O’Neill finished eighth in the NL MVP vote and won his second Golden Glove in 2021, scoring 34 homers with 15 interceptions and .912 OPS.
Nick Herner brings the Cubs forward
Chicago’s shortstop Nick Hörner made a home run twice in the fifth inning against reigning NL winner Sai Young Corbyn Burns, bringing the Cubs ahead 3-1 in the first season.
Milwaukee scored its first run of the 2022 season in its fourth, on RBI-based Lorenzo Kane. Homer Hoerner got a good decision after Patrick Wysdom’s fly tied him up.
Albert Pujols received a standing ovation in the return of the Cardinals
Playing his first cardinal game since 2011, Albert Pujols received a standing ovation in St. Louis on opening day. The 42-year-old Pujols was the first appointed striker, beating the fifth for the Cardinals.
Seiya Suzuki gets his first hit in the big league
The cubs signed Japanese star Sei Suzuki a five-year contract for $ 85 million in March, and the 27-year-old debuted Thursday, starting from the right field and beating sixth in Chicago.
Suzuki drew in his first major league appearance (second inning) and then distinguished himself by leading at the bottom of the fifth against Corbyn Burns.
Xander Bogaerts, the Red Sox failed to continue
Boston’s Xander Bogaerts may withdraw from his contract after this season and said Thursday that he and the team are not going to extend until the Opening Day.
Bogaerts is entering the third year of a six-year, $ 120 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in early 2019. If he refuses, the 29-year-old junior will become one of the best players available on a free basis. agency market.
Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pirates agree on a big extension
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign the biggest contract in the franchise’s history, agreeing to an eight-year $ 70 million extension with third base Ke’Brien Hayes ahead of the 2022 season.
Jason Kendall’s six-year, $ 60 million deal, signed in 2000 (!), Was Pittsburgh’s biggest contract to date.
Hayes broke into the scene in 2020, scoring 0.376 in 24 games to earn the Newcomer of the Year votes, but wrist injuries limited him to 96 games last season.
Tickets for the opening days are easy to find; the rain delays other games
Of the seven starts on Thursday, only two – Astros-Angels in Anaheim and Pirates-Cardinals in St. Louis – sold out. The Atlanta Braves, the reigning World Series champions, have tickets only to the venue for the start on Thursday and for the match against Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday.
The weather was also not conducive: rainy conditions are already loading the opening match of the Red Sox-Yankees in the Bronx and the Twins game against Seattle on Friday. Luckily for all the teams involved, these games are regularly scheduled for home starts, and they will use Friday’s rainy dates to host the games – though that still doesn’t guarantee a sell-out.
Podres, Gemini make a trade on the opening day
The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed pitchers Chris Pedak and Emilio Pagan of the San Diego Padres for left-handed All Star pitcher Taylor Rogers and outfielder Brent Rucker.
The twins will also receive a player whose name will be named later, and Padres will receive $ 6.6 million in cash under the terms of the deal announced Thursday.
– Associated Press
After an ugly winter Rob Manfred is “thrilled” from early 2022
Major League Baseball players openly rebuked him. Disappointed fans blamed him exclusively. He was a living piñata for the media.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could be the most hated man in all sports during the 99-day lockout.
So we came, and the opening day arrived a week later on Thursday, and a day later for the final chapters of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry. The opening of the season, in which Manfred’s presence was planned, was postponed to Friday at Yankee Stadium.
“I never expected a season as bad as this one,” Manfred said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports. “I think that given the last two seasons, the idea of having normal, unlimited fans on the football field is a really exciting thing for me.
“I can’t wait for this one to start.”