We have arrived; the beginning of the official 2018 MLB Season. As we all know this is the best time of the year, besides October and November because of the playoffs.
Starting in New York (well technically Toronto) the Yankees’ newest baseball murderer Giancarlo Stanton only needed two pitches to cement himself in the Yankees culture, i.e. hit a home run.
In Queens, the Mets got off to a good start going two and one with an outstanding performance by Noah Syndergaard bringing the heat and throwing 10 strikeouts! 10!
In the central division the Cubs had a strong beginning in Miami splitting the series 2-2. But that series was way more than just baseball. The recent tragedies in Florida at Stoneman Douglas high school were very much the overtone to the series as a Cubs All Star First Baseman Anthony Rizzo is a graduate of that school.
In memory of the students lost, both teams wore Stoneman Douglas attire to warm up. Early in the first game Rizzo hit a homerun deep to right field which we can all assume was very emotional for him.
On the other side of the spectrum the Reds got off to a shaky start against the Nationals losing all three games with no notable standouts.
Finally in the West, The Astros got off to a very hot start picking up right where they left off last season with a 3-1 series victory over their instate rivals the Rangers. Justin Verlander was on fire throwing six strong innings with five strikeouts and no runs given up.
Meanwhile the Angels started with a 3-1 series victory over the Athletics with all eyes set on the two-way Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani who got a win in his first ever MLB game and in his first ever at bat he showed exactly why he has been labeled as such. He crushed a home run to the delight of all Angles fans.
With this only being the first weekend of the season, we still have a lot of baseball to look forward to. we will see which teams rise, which teams fall, and which team will win it all.