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MLB Opening Day: Champions Top Hype

By on April 5th, 2012

The ever popular opening day in the Major League Baseball was held for a second time lat night with the Miami Marlins hosting the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Accompanied with a sold out crowd, the Marlins hosted the game in their brand new ballpark. Adding to the excitement, first pitch was thrown by boxing great Muhammad Ali.

After that, it was all about pitching.  Especially from Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, who went eight innings giving up just two hits and one run.  For the Marlins, ace Josh Johnson got off to a sloppy start as he went six innings giving up 10 hits and three runs.  After being pulled, the Miami bullpen couldn’t pick up any of the slack, giving up another three hits and one more run.

All the hype surrounding the big offseason acquisition of Miami shortstop Jose Reyes resulted in a two for four opener with zero runs and zero RBI.  The team as a whole had only four hits the entire game.

On the opposite side, the Cardinals picked up right where they left off last year, collecting 13 hits in the contest as they won 4-1.


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