Found April 05, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Last night, the MLB officially kicked off the season....well, barring those two silly games in Japan last week. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins 4-1, with St Louis starter Kyle Lohse no hitting the hometown bunch through six innings. The Marlins would finish with just four hits, two by Jose Reyes, and no walks. Some initial thoughts from the first game at the new stadium... -Giancarlo Stanton is going to hate Marlins Park. Stanton destroyed two balls in the game, both of which were caught at the warning track. It's obviously too early to tell if this is going to have an effect on Stanton like Citi Field did on David Wright, but I personally think there's going to be a huge drain on Stanton's homer total, and that he'll be lucky to hit 30 this season. -On the other hand, the park will benefit Miami's speed. With its wide angles and deep dimensions across the outfield, the trio of speedy Marlins (Reyes, Bonifacio, Ramirez) will have plenty of time to run when...
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