Happy Opening Day
As you can probably tell by now watching on TV or looking outside, they’re going to be able to get this in. It’s not really that warm, more like around 50, but the only big weather factor when the starts is probably going to be the wind, which appears to be going in from right field.
Not a whole lot of news today, other than minor items. Dontrelle Willis’ minor-league start on Sunday was a mixed bag, according to Leyland. He still had good velocity, but his command was in and out. The velocity is still a point of encouragement for them, but he has to be able to command without falling into the trap of trying to aim the ball.
Clay Rapada, meanwhile, will be ready to begin the season in the Triple-A Toledo bullpen, according to head athletic trainer Kevin Rand. He pitched in a minor-league game on Sunday.
I’d give lineups, but you probably know those by now. Enjoy the day.