MLB Opening Day Weekend Reactions

Story posted April 12, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by James Morrison

Opening Day weekend is here and there was a lot of action to overreact to.

The Tampa Bay Rays swept the Orioles in their first series and Wander Franco looked like the real deal as he is hitting .545 this season. Shane McClanahan looked like an ace with seven strikeouts in his 4.1 inning season debut.

The Blue Jays offense looked legit against Texas as they averaged six runs per game and even came back to win after being down 7-0 in the fourth.

Giancarlo Stanton looked like an MVP player against the Red Sox and on the other hand, Joey Gallo looked like one of the worst players with constant fielding miscues and managing one hit in which he was thrown out trying to get to second.

The Orioles should just get ready for another long season of losing and look to trade Trey Mancini.

Boston’s offense has been nonexistent so far even though the bullpen has been one of the best in the league.

The White Sox have improved every game this season, including exploding for a 10-1 victory over the Tigers in their third game.

The Bobby Witt Jr. show is here in Kansas City, and he has been the only bright spot of the season so far.

In their first season as the Guardians, outfielder Steven Kwan is a surprising 8–for-10 on the season.

The Javy Baez addition has seemed to have paid off so far for Detroit, as was shown in his walk off home run on opening day.

Minnesota already looks like a much more competitive team than last year with a pair of one run losses to the Mariners and a 10-4 win.

The Astros showed up against the Angels and their pitching has looked lights out so far.

Seattle has a thing for winning one run games and they continued it in their first two games against the Twins.

This will be a long season in Oakland, and the question is, who gets traded next?

The Angels disappointed majorly against the Astros and did not look like contenders at all.

The Texas Rangers are exactly who everyone thought they were, a team with tons of offensive potential but a very shaky pitching staff.

The Mets started the season off by winning the series against the Nationals behind strong pitching performances.

Philadelphia displayed a good offense in its series against the A’s, but very poor defense.

The defending world series champions Atlanta Braves have looked subpar this season with a few poor performances against the Reds.

The Marlins look to play in many close games this season and Jazz Chisholm has looked like a breakout player.

Washington will not be very competitive this year and the team is potentially being put on the market.

The Cardinals had two convincing wins over the Pirates although Steven Matz did not look good in the third game.

The Cubs proved that they will be better than what everyone thought they would be this season with all the new additions, including Seiya Suzuki, who already hit his first major league home run.

Cincinnati may not be as bad as people think after trading a lot of players away, as they have many young pitchers who are ready to make the jump to the MLB.

The Pirates are in for a long season.

Milwaukee’s pitching really struggled so it will be critical for them to turn it around if they want to compete.

Colorado beat the Dodgers in a series which is something that hasn’t happened since 2018.

The Padres starters have looked lights out so far but the relief pitching has been anything but steady.

San Francisco won some close games with the Marlins, yet hitting has been a problem for them so far.

The Dodgers did not look like themselves so far, especially with Julio Urias getting hit around in his start.

Seth Beer hit a walk off home run for the Diamondbacks on National Beer Day, and that is their season highlight so far.

James Morrison is a second-year majoring in Broadcast Journalism. To contact him, email