Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Opening Day

Great opening day yesterday for major league baseball. I listened to the Royals game on the radio, while watching the Cubs game on WGN. The Royals beat the Tigers and Justin Verlander 5-4 in 11 innings. Former Wrangler Alex Gordon got the scoring started with a 2-run homer in the 6th, and then saved the win with a diving play in the 11th. Good to see Alex getting off to a strong start this year.

Also starting strong was the Cubs' new Japanese import, Kosuke Fukudome, who went 3 for 3 with a walk, and hit a game-tying 3-run homer in the 9th. Unfortunately, the Cubs lost to the Brewers 4-3 in the 10th. Aces Carlos Zambrano and Ben Sheets did well, both pitching scoreless ball into the 7th. In fact, the game was still scoreless heading into the 9th, but then the roof fell in as new closer Kerry Wood gave up a 3-spot.

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