You will hear teams talk, every now and then, about how an opening day pitcher isn't really the ace. It appears Brad Keller might be. On opening night, he went seven innings, allowed just two hits and no runs while striking out six. He pitched quite well in his audition as the member of the rotation last year as well. It will be interesting to see what he does as an encore this coming week.
At 23 years, 244 days, Brad Keller is the youngest in the Majors to record at least 7.0 innings and allow 2 hits or fewer on Opening Day since 21-year-old Bob Feller’s no-hitter in 1940.— Nick Kappel (@NickKappel) March 29, 2019