It is day 2 of the 2009 MLB season and every team has had at least one game now. I hope that your favorite team is doing well.
Almost everything seems pretty standard and is following trends from past years. So far pitching has ruled hitting. The offensive explosion has been pretty rare thus far (unless you're a Marlins fan) and that seems true to form. Yes, typically, good pitching beats good hitting, but in the past years, pitchers seem to have the edge for the first couple weeks. As the season continues to progress, watch your teams favorite hitters start to develop their "Hitter's eye" and start to produce.
However, what you may not expect was the lack of good pitching by each team's Ace. Sabathia, Lee, Lincecum, Verlander, and Brandon Webb all got roughed up pretty bad. Roy Oswalt gave up a pair of DINGERS and now all of us are wondering our draft strategies for our Fantasy Baseball leagues. Well, stick with these guys (obviously). Only a matter of time before they start spelling their names with K's.
Enjoy the rest of this week's games!