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The 3-2 pitch

Three observations …

• Both Arizona manager Torey Lovullo and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina should have been suspended for more than one game for their confrontation on Tuesday that led to the benches clearing.

• Two weeks into the season and Shohei Ohtani has proved me wrong. He has blasted three home runs and has thrown 100-mph fastballs. Show-Tani is ready for prime time.

• The Mets are off to a roaring start, and it can continue if their talented rotation can stay off the disabled list. And that is asking a lot.

… and two predictions

• Brian Dozier will top the 40-home run mark for the second time in his career.

• The Reds won’t play sub-. 200 ball all season — that’s 32 wins after all — but a .350 winning percentage seems reasonable.