OUR OLD ACE BARELY LASTED FOUR INNINGS, our new lead-off guy struck out three times, one of our two Japanese imports gave up a homerun with his very first Major League pitch and the boys in red didn’t look so hot on the base paths (or the outfield) either. Sure, it was all against a pretty good pitcher. But it was also against arguably the worst team in baseball. Question marks abound, and, well, it is only the first game of the season, after all. But at least this, we know: It could have been worse. And it can only get better.