Motor City Bengals Podcast

Episode 3

Tiger Talk: Opening Day Victors

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Motor City Bengals presents "Tiger Talk" with hosts Matt Pelc and Dave Holcomb. On this week's show, we celebrate one of the greatest days of the year: Opening Day. The Detroit Tigers began the season with a bang, earning a complete, 4-0, team victory over the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. 

Ace starting pitcher David Price was the star, pitching 8 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing only five hits. He also struck out five and walked none. Unfortunately, Price wasn't able to record that 27th and final out, but closer Joe Nathan was able to, striking out the lone batter he faced.

Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes starred in the field and at the plate in his Tigers regular season debut. Cespedes was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and robbed a home run off the bat of Kurt Suzuki in the third inning, but Pelc argues it was a base running play from Cespedes that turned out to be most important on Opening Day.

In the second segment, the show welcomes its first ever guest in Motor City Bengals staff writer Josh Scramlin. Holcomb asks Scramlin about his latest article on J.D. Martinez and the outfielder's performance on Opening Day. Martinez was 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the season's first game. Scramlin also shares his thoughts on Bruce Rondon's trip to the DL and the Tigers chances this October.

To conclude, both Pelc and Holcomb pick their division winners and wild card selections for the 2015 season while also discussing the experts picks from other sites. Finally, the duo select their World Series teams and winner. Will it be the Tigers? Take a listen and find out.

The Motor City Bengals staff would love to hear feedback on this episode. Tweet your comments @MCB_Tigers or search "Motor City Bengals" on Facebook.

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