Current State Of MLB Team Since The Opening Day

Last updated April 11, 2022

Because of the MLB lockout, not every team celebrated Opening Day on the same day this year. By the end of Friday, every team had played at least one game, with a few having played two.

How teams are doing so far

Although the Arizona Diamondbacks have yet to get a hit against a starting pitcher this season, the team is a good 1-1 and has collected four hits against San Diego Padres reliever Tim Hill.

The Orioles are on pace to finish with a run differential of minus 162. That would be their best run differential since 2017 and a whopping 135 runs better than last year.

Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers smashed a first-inning home run off Gerrit Cole on Opening Day, prompting fans at Yankee Stadium to boo their ace.

Nico Hoerner hit the first home run of the MLB season, his first since 2019. Chicago's middle-infield tandem, including Nick Madrigal, has already hit six home runs in 197 career games.

The White Sox's Aaron Bummer gave up two runs, Liam Hendriks gave up two more, and Garrett Crochet is out for the season. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Dodgers legend Kimbrel knocked out two batters in his first save with the Dodgers.

San Diego Padres new manager Bob Melvin has been playing fast and loose with his starting pitchers. On Thursday, Yu Darvish threw six hitless innings, while Sean Manaea pitched seven.

The Toronto Blue Jays have been unstoppable. The Blue Jays used eight pitchers, seven of whom did not strike out. They are the first team to score ten runs or more in a single game and the only one to accomplish so in the opener.

A four-run seventh inning by the Oakland Athletics couldn't overcome a rocky start by Frankie Montas and the bullpen for the Philadelphia Phillies in their season-opening at Citizens Bank Park.

Seth Brown's three-run homer to right-center off Aaron Nola ended the right-hander's day after Sean Murphy and Chad Pinder delivered back-to-back hits. Athletics' Stephen Vogt trimmed the lead to 6-5 against San Francisco Giants' reliever Jeurys Familia.

Historic day for Bay Area

Alexandra Irving was one of four women who worked as official scorers on Opening Day this season. This is the first time in the history of Major League Baseball where four women served as official scorers. She was also the second woman in Bay Area sports history, after Susan Fornoff, to serve as an official scorer in an MLB game.

Irving's journey began in a little cabin at a nearby baseball field. She was 13 and from Santa Clara's Briarwood Little League, they needed aid with scorekeeping and announcing, so she and her mother took the chance.

It became an ambition for Irving to visit every stadium in America. Irving found out about an opportunity to work for MLB as a statistical stringer in 2015. She then applied for the position and got an interview with the head of Data Operations. As a stringer, she sat close, learning from experienced veterans for seven years.

In 2021 a man she had worked with for years in data operations was entrusted with expanding the roster and became passionate about seeing more women in the role. He founded the first Official Scorers University and invited her to be a part of it. Earlier this year, she excelled in the class and was employed as an official scorer.

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