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Minor League Ball Gameday: Sunday, April 5

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Opening Night! It is Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals and Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs in what promises to be a sharp pitching duel!

Which of course means it will be a massive slugfest given the way the baseball hubris gods work.

I will make a prediction: the Cubs will beat the Cardinals 5-2. Jorge Soler and Anthony Rizzo will hit home runs for the Cubs and Lester goes six shutout innings with five strikeouts. Wainwright won't be at his sharpest and will get pulled after five.

What say you? Care to set down any markers to tempt the fates?

I will have "15 Crazy Predictions for 2015" tomorrow morning to celebrate Opening Day. We will also have a list of all 2015 major league rookies, something about new Texas Rangers opening day starter Yovani Gallardo, and the daily discussion thread for your Opening Day pleasure.