Opening day is in the books. We saw surprises, and we saw what we expected. We saw heroes and goats. And, of course, we saw winners and we saw losers. Here's a whirl around the league to examine some of each.
WINNER: Chris Iannetta, the Los Angeles Angels catcher. If we told you before Monday's games that one Angel would drive in all the team's runs, you'd guess it would be Josh Hamilton or Mike Trout or Albert Pujols. Heck, even Mark Trumbo. Turns out it was Iannetta who knocked a two-run single to push the Angels past the Cincinnati Reds in 13 innings. He also homered in the third inning.
LOSERS: Trout, Pujols and Hamilton, the much-talked-about trio, who were a combined 1-for-14 in the win. Trout got the lone hit. Hamilton walked twice and scored a run.
WINNERS: The Angels' bullpen. One of the team's question marks coming into the season, the Halo relievers, six of them, pitched seven innings, giving up only one hit and striking out nine.Read More »from The winners and losers of opening day