Tagged: Opening Day

Twitter Talk – Opening Day

Opening Day has become one of the best afternoons of the entire baseball season. Every team has a renewed outlook at the season. Every player starts with a perfect average. Every ball club begins in first place.

The grand spectacle that is Opening Day gets every player excited, and when players are excited, they take to Twitter to make sure the whole world knows they are. Both former and current Redbirds made their thoughts known yesterday.

Matt Carpenter, who signed an off-season contract extension to remain with St. Louis through the 2019 season, was ready to go yesterday.

Kolten Wong reached base twice yesterday against Cincinnati, including a beautiful bunt single.

Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold experienced Opening Day in Cincinnati, where there was a parade through the streets in celebration of another season.

Every team has that funny guy. Joe Kelly fits the role perfectly with St. Louis.

Trevor Rosenthal, who notched his first save of the season yesterday with a perfect ninth inning, hanging out with Kelly and outfielder Peter Boujos before the opener. Bourjos turned 27 yesterday.

When Kevin Siegrist tweets, you know something is a big deal.

Adam Wainwright received a lot of deserved praise yesterday after notching his 100th career win.

Xavier Scruggs may have said it best.

The Redbirds open their season on the road this Thursday, April 3, at Iowa. They then begin the 15th season inside AutoZone Park the following Friday, April 11, at 7:05 pm against Iowa. If you have not already, grab tickets to the opening series and we hope to see you around the park soon!

Opening Day Notables

Thursday, April 9, 7:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks

  • The Opening Day Line-Up is as follows:

    1. Shane Robinson – CF
    2. Tyler Greene – SS
    3. Jon Jay – LF
    4. Joe Mather – RF
    5. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
    6. Allen Craig – 3B
    7. Brian Barton – DH
    8. Jarrett Hoffpauir – 2B
    9. Bryan Anderson – C
    P – Mitchell Boggs

  • The Redbirds have a 4-7 Opening Day record.
  • The ‘Birds are 4-3 when hosting Opening Day in Memphis (3-3 at AZP).
  • The past four openers have been against Oklahoma City, the ‘Hawks have won the previous three.
  • The Redbirds last win on Opening Day was in 2005 (1-0 win vs. OKC).
  • Mather went two-for-four on Opening Day last season with a double, triple and one run.
  • Hoffpauir went two-for-three in last season’s Home Opener, scoring one run.
  • The ‘Birds landed a 9-7 record versus Oklahoma City in 2008, 5-3 at home.