3 biggest winners, 2 biggest losers from Reds Opening Day

After scoring a home run, Spencer Steer is greeted by teammates
After scoring a home run, Spencer Steer is greeted by teammates / Phil Didion/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Reds biggest Opening Day winner: Jonathan India

This is a big year for Jonathan India. After missing nearly half of last season due to injury, India came into spring training ready to prove the doubters wrong. The Cincinnati Reds second baseman did that on Opening Day.

India went 2-for-4 and drew a walk on Thurssday afternoon. The 26-year-old represented the tying run in the ninth with only one out after smashing a double off Pirates closer David Bednar. But both TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley failed to get India home to tie the game.

India also looked very spry and quick on the defensive side of things. With the shift having been eliminated coming into this season, there's concern about India's ability to handle the keystone in 2023. On Opening Day, at least, there were no concerns whatsoever.

India is the table-setter, the spark plug, the straw that stirs the drink, or any number of clever wors you want to use. The bottom line is, as India goes, so go the Cincinnati Reds.

On Opening Day, Jonathan India looked like the clear leader on the field and in the dugout. He was the first one to meet Spencer Steer after the rookie's round tripper got the Reds back in the game. India had a fantastic performance, albeit in a loss.