For Max Scherzer and a lockout-shaken MLB, change doesn't have to be bad: 'Nothing lasts forever'
Max Scherzer's first start as a Met is as good an example as any of how Opening Day amplifies both the fear and glory of baseball’s impermanence. MLB 2022: World Series, award predictions for the new season MANFRED: MLB commissioner eager to start after ugly winter Scherzer’s start will be consumed not on your D.C. and New York-area broadcast networks but rather something called Apple TV Plus, Major League Baseball’s latest stab at, as they say, meeting their young fans where they are. It’s a development that has irked no shortage of fans wondering why their cable bill or $100-plus annual tithe to MLB.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene tossed an impressive first five innings against the Dodgers on Saturday night in the second start of his Major League Baseball career – at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, about 15 miles away from where he starred at Sherman Oaks' Notre Dame High School.
MLB.com's Sarah Langs confirmed that Greene's 34th pitch of 100+ miles per hour set a new MLB record for a start since pitch tracking began in 2008. Greene added five more to bring his total to 39.
Braves get rings, beat Reds 2-1 behind scoreless Wright
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright picked up a World Series ring along with many of his Atlanta teammates, then pitched two-hit ball over six scoreless innings to lead the Braves over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday night. Atlanta won its second straight following an opening-day loss, moving over .500 at 2-1. Last year, the Braves didn't have a winning record until they were 57-56 on Aug. 8. They sprinted to their first title since 1995, capped by a six-game Series victory over the Houston Astros. Wright (1-0) struck out six and walked one. He retired 10 consecutive batters before walking Tommy Pham to open the seventh. A.J.
Greene left the game with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, having thrown 80 pitches. He struck out six and allowed two runs – on a two-run Trea Turner home run in the sixth.
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Chris Bassitt #40 of the New York Mets pitches to Geraldo Perdomo #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Mets home opening game at Citi Field on April 15, 2022 in New York City. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.
Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso of the New York Mets wear Jackie Robinson stockings displaying his likeness and number 42 during the Mets home opening game at Citi Field on April 15, 2022 in New York City.
Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets celebrates with Starling Marte #6 of the New York Mets after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning during the Mets home opening game at Citi Field on April 15, 2022 in New York City.
Ryan Brasier #70 of the Boston Red Sox throws against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.
Fans take photos at the Jackie Robinson statue as they attend the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds on the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Reds' Hunter Greene sets new MLB record with 39 pitches of 100+ mph
Abreu, Hendriks help White Sox hold off Rays 3-2 .
CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu homered for the first time this season, closer Liam Hendriks left the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Saturday. Michael Kopech threw five solid innings, and Yasmani Grandal singled away from the shift to put Chicago ahead in the sixth. Eloy Jiménez and Tim Anderson added two hits apiece for the White Sox, who have won six of seven and are off to a 6-2 start for the first time since 2016 despite several key injuries. Hendriks struck out Taylor Walls in the ninth for his fourth save after intentionally walking pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi to load the bases.