I knew they were going to come. I knew David Price was going to suck at least once. I knew Craig Kimbrel would blow saves.
I didn't realize just how much having both happen in the same game, and in the Home Opener, would do to crush that early season spirit.
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Mookie Betts, RF||Joey Rickard, CF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Manny Machado, 3B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Chris Davis, 1B|
|David Ortiz, DH||Mark Trumbo, RF|
|Hanley Ramirez, 1B||Matt Wieters, C|
|Travis Shaw, 3B||Pedro Alvarez, DH|
|Brock Holt, LF||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Blake Swihart, C||Jonathan Schoop, 2B|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Ryan Flaherty, LF|
|Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz||Starting Pitcher -- Mike Wright|
It's too damn early to be feeling like this. We've got 156 more of these games to go, Red Sox. Bring the buzz back tonight, whatever it takes.