Opening Day Monsters From Around The League

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Dallas Keuchel

The 2015 MLB season is officially underway and there were some “Monster” performers who stepped up their respective games for the Opening Day festivities.

Here is a look at some of the most memorable performances from the day around the league.

Hanley Ramirez– The slugger made the most of his Boston Red Sox debut smashing two home runs including a grand slam. HanRam would finish with 2 home runs and 5 runs batted in leading the Red Sox charge.

Dustin Pedroia– The gritty second baseman was not to be outdone by Ramirez dialing long distance twice himself for the Red Sox. Pedroia would end the day with 3 hits, 2 HR and 2 runs batted in.

Dallas Keuchel– The Houston Astros hurler outdueled the reigning AL Cy Young award winner in Corey Kluber. Keuchel would go 7 innings limiting the Indians to 3 hits while fanning 4 enroute to the 2-0 victory.

Bartolo Colon– The veteran hurler matched up against the Washington Nationals and their prized free agent signing in Max Scherzer. Colon was not deterred fanning 8 Nationals over 6 innings leading the Metropolitan’s to a 3-1 victory.

Nolan Arenado– The third baseman led the Colorado Rockies attack leading them to a 10-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Arenado had 3 hits including a home run and a double while knocking in 4 during the route.

Adrian Gonzalez– AGon looked like the Gonzalez of old banging out 3 hits in the Dodgers home-opener. The veteran would finish the day with a home run, double and run batted in as the Dodgers doubled up the much improved San Diego Padres 6-3.

Devon Travis– The rookie second baseman made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. The young Travis hit a homer for his first MLB hit while also walking twice and scoring two runs out of the ninth hole.

David Price– The Detroit Tigers ace threw 8 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Minnesota Twins. Price would only surrender 5 hits while striking out 5 leading the Tigers to the 4-0 victory.

Clay Buchholz– The Red Sox hurler looked like a shell of his former self toeing the rubber for 7 innings against the Phillies. Buchholz fanned 9 while only surrendering 3 hits in a lopsided 8-0 victory over Philadelphia.

There you have it folks, the “Opening Day Monsters”, rejoice that baseball is finally back.

Note: Late games still to be played at time this was posted.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

  • Yep and one of those later games had a monster performance!! 😉

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