Rays Corey Kluber, the sweeper and the latest MLB pitching trend

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Corey Kluber has long said that his breaking ball resists classification. It’s not a curve. It’s not a slider. It’s just his breaking … Read more

Jo Adell squeezed out of Angels’ outstanding outfield

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. BOSTON – Before the Angels fell, 4–0, to the Red Sox on Tuesday, outfielder Jo Adell disembarked the team plane at Logan Airport. A few staffers unpacked … Read more

Yankees Anthony Rizzo is hitting like he did with the Cubs

Erick W. Rasco / Sports Illustrated Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. NEW YORK – As Anthony Rizzo’s free agency stretched into its fifth month, he realized two things: After a disappointing 2020 … Read more