The Morning Edition (April 5, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

From Last Night:

  • The Rays fall to the Orioles after Evan Longoria was called out in the middle of a rally for passing Ben Zobrist on the bases. Replay didn’t show conclusive evidence, but he appear to remain behind the runner
  • Choo powers the Reds past the Angels as Chapman gets Pujols and Hamilton to the end the game with the tying run on second
  • The Nats complete a three-game sweep of the Marlins to start the year
  • Cliff Lee dominates the Braves in a 2-0 win

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Josh Hamilton returns to Arlington for the first time as an Angel (2p Eastern)
  • Wade Davis makes his Royals debut against the Phillies (4p Eastern)
  • The Cardinals visit San Francisco in an NLCS rematch (435p Eastern)
  • Josh Johnson makes his first AL start at home against the Red Sox (7p Eastern)
  • Matt Moore begins what I expect to be a great sophomore season against the Indians in St. Pete (7p Eastern)
  • Zach Greinke wears the Dodger blue for the first time (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • Will early season bullpen blowups continue?

One of the things I was thinking about yesterday was a topic I’m sure we’ll be talking about for years. Harper or Trout? I’ve been on the Trout side of that debate for a while and I’m not ready to change my mind, but Bryce Harper just keeps doing things that make me like him. He’s fun to watch run the bases and he’s mashing early. Those two will be a lot of fun to watch this season. We’re just three or four games into the season, but it’s already been a fun year. Lots of games are going down to the wire and we’ve seen a lot of great starting pitching and late inning heroics. The Mets and Nats are leading the way on the hill and we’ll turn the league over and get another shot to see the aces again Saturday and Sunday.

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