Depending on what your definition of suspense is, Terry Francona isn't a fan of it. In a town where the media had to infiltrate Berea to learn of who Eric Mangini would be starting the season at QB with in 2009, Cleveland likes to be in the know of who's who and what's what when the season starts. What we didn't know yesterday, we do know today; Justin Masterson will be on the hill when the Tribe travels to Toronto to start the 2013 season against the Blue Jays.
Masterson was the Opening Day guy for Manny Acta a year ago. He was brilliant in eight innings of work, allowing a run on two hits and striking out ten, but taking the No Decision in an extra inning loss to a Blue Jays team that won't look anything like the team that John Farrell brought to Progressive Field last April. Masterson started a league high 34 games a year, going 11-15 with a 4.93 ERA. In two 2012 starts against the Blue Jays, Masterson was 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA.
In his one appearance this spring, Masterson got the win in Phoenix against the A's in two perfect innings of work that included a strikeout and 5 groundouts.