April 5th, 2015

Opening Night Firsts: Cardinals at Cubs

All the firsts from Opening Night are here in the MLB.com Openers blog. Join me all day and night on Opening Day as we keep it going through all the home openers. – Mark


This is MLB.com’s #OpeningNight liveblog, recording all the important firsts. Follow Cardinals-Cubs on ESPN, with your MLB.com At Bat app and via MLB.com Gameday.

First passed ball: Martinez’s mixup fastball gets through Molina’s legs in the seventh. Good chance that won’t happen again in 2015.

First rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”: Joey and Jerry, who threw out the first pitch, lead the crowd at Wrigley from the booth:

Banks Brothers

First quality start. Wainwright went 6 scoreless innings, allowing five hits, striking out six and walking none. He threw 101 pitches, 60 for strikes. Carlos Martinez is the Cards’ first reliever of the year.

First person to 100 pitches. Wainwright, on second pitch to Chris Coughlan in the sixth. He gets out of the inning a pitch later when Coughlan hits a fly to Heyward that would have been adios on a typical summer day. Still 3-0.

First Web gem:…

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