Game Recaps for April 10

A quick look back at what happened yesterday…

@Dodgers 2, PIRATES 1
Took this game in on the MLB Network.  Clayton Kershaw is sick.  (I mean that in a good way.)  Both center fielders Andrew McCutchen and Matt Kemp lost balls in the sun early on.  Andre Ethier gave L.A. the win in their home opener with a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th.

It’s early, of course, but the Cards are off to a great start.  Home runs #3 for Carlos Beltran and David Freese and Kyle Lohse improves to 2-0.

Braves 6 @ ASTROS 4
Chipper Jones made a great bare-handed play fielding a bunt and also connected for a 2-run homer in his comeback game, giving Atlanta their first win and ending Houston’s 3-game win streak.

  • Kyle Weiland takes the blame for the loss.
  • Jose Altuve on his free-swinging makeover.
  • The Hardball Times with a look at Stanford RHP Mark Appel, the possible #1 pick for the ‘stros this June.

Milwaukee put 5 on the board in the 1st inning and never looked back.  Alex Gonzalez hit a 3-run shot.

  • Contract talks with Zack Greinke shelved for now.  More here.
  • “Don’t Panic!” says Ron Roenicke on Milwaukee bullpen.
  • You don’t see the backup catcher used for pinch-hitting duties often, but the Cubs appear to be using Steve Clevenger in that role early on.




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