The Yankees Are Going to Crush a Lot of Homers and Other Opening Day Takeaways
In the first regular-season edition of Real or Not, ESPN examines what went down on Opening Day.
After one day of baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants all have a share of first place in their respective divisions.
That means we should start preparing for an Orioles/Giants World Series in October right?
The 162-game Major League Baseball season is a marathon, not a track meet and reading too much into any one individual game, especially the first one, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Or does it?
In the first 2018 regular-season edition of Real or Not, ESPN senior writer David Schoenfield examines what went down on Opening Day and offers some conclusions about what will continue as a season-long trend (the Yankees hitting home runs, the Astros using a four-man outfield) and what was a one-day fluke (Felix Hernandez pitching like an ace, the Tampa Bay Rays winning games).
He might not be right about everything, but Schoenfield is dead on about the Yankees continuing to crush dingers like this one:
Giancarlo Stanton’s first at-bat as a New York Yankee: a home run.pic.twitter.com/16bFAXH3x2
— SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) March 29, 2018
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