We usually win our opening days but it wasn’t meant to be in 2011. Not with John Johnson on the mound. Not with John Buck clubbing a grand slam in his 1st game as an NL’er.
But BMF’s 2011 attitude is: celebrate the wins and don’t sweat the L’s.
Hey, last nite was a “first” opening day for 8 of the 16 Mets who played. It was Pelf’s 1st time as a number 1 and the first big league opener ever for Emaus, Thole, Duda, Beato, Nickeas and Hu.
Good job by Collins to get all these youngsters game action right off the bat. The sooner they pop their cherrys the sooner they relax and contribute.
I think this lineup will put some runs on the board they just feel like they’re gonna scrap out some offense.
• Beato looked good with 2 scoreless frames. It doesn’t matter that the first 2 batters ripped into offerings. The kid buckled down and posted 2 shutout frames - that’s a HUGE performance for a rule 5 guy.
• Emaus was looking nice in the field with a couple of pretty plays with the glove. I’m really liking this kid.
• Izzit just me or does Willie Harris look like a mini Delgado in the batters box?
• 40K attendance in FLA tonite will likely be back to normal Marlin levels of about 18K on sat