Friday, April 6, 2012
Opening Day-It Was All Good
Talk about scripting? Santana threw 5 shutout innings. He was not dominant, but he was Santana, meaning he gutted out those 5 innings. He mixed in all of his pitches, and when he labored in the fifth (walking the bases loaded), he found his way out. The game's only RBI came from the face of franchise, who after the game stood up and said it's time for an attitude change around here. Thanks for that, David. The remade bullpen, that looked dreadful in PSL, locked the game down with four shutout innings. The most notable part of this was Francisco working a clean ninth, registering 93 mph on the gun.
There was a lot to like yesterday. On a personal note, I had the chance to spend time with some great bloggers, Taryn Cooper, Ed Leyro, John Coppinger, Denise Winters, and I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Cerrone. It just doesn't get any better than this. Now, reality sets in. The Mets lost Torres yesterday, and we don't know for how long. Nieuwenhuis will be called up, and that's exciting. Will this be Seth's "Wally Pipp" moment? Who knows. But, that's sort of symbolic, isn't it? We'll get a look at a piece of our future. He may not be as perfect as yesterday was, but he, and the whole day yesterday, show us that the clouds may be parting. Maybe we've done our time, and like DW said, it's time for things to turn around.