News and Notes: MLB Opener, AL East Top Prospects March 25, 2008Posted by Pablo Zevallos in 2008 Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus Future Shock, Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's.
A few pieces of news to pass along for your morning pleasure:
- The Red Sox have won the MLB Opener, 6-4, against the Oakland A’s. Huston Street blew the save and then took the loss, first giving up a home run to Brandon Moss (starting in place of the injured J.D. Drew) and then allowing the eventual game-winning hit to Manny Ramirez. The A’s had a shot to win the game in the bottom of the tenth, but Emil Brown made a bonehead play trying to take an extra base on his RBI double to bring in Daric Barton. Daisuke Matsuzaka went 5 innings, allowing 2H, 2ER, 5BB (yikes), and 6K’s. Joe Blanton started for the A’s, and allowed 7H, 3ER, 1BB, and 3K’s in 5.1IP. W-Hideki Okajima (1-0) L-Huston Street (0-1) S-Jon Papelbon (1)
- Kevin Goldstein actually wrote a legitimate prospect piece over at Baseball Prospectus, and here he covers the prospects of the AL East teams.