The 3-2 pitch
Three observations ...
• Uh-oh. Mets righthander Seth Lugo, who pitched for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, has a partly torn elbow ligament. That will fuel more complaints about the timing of the tournament.
• Seattle’s Safeco Field has added toasted grasshoppers to its menu. I don’t care how much protein it contains, I will not be ordering any.
• With Junior Guerra, Milwaukee’s Opening Day starter, landing on the disabled list,
Tommy Milone — a former Twin and a great guy — will get a start. But another former Twin, Matt Garza, is close to coming off the DL and could replace him soon.
... and two predictions
• Manny Machado is my pick to win AL MVP this season. The Orioles third baseman is not even 25 yet but has two 30-homer seasons under his belt and he’s awesome defensively.
• The Twins will finish April with a 12-13 record.