Their new balanced offensive attack certainly worked yesterday, clobbering the Cubs with 16 runs at Wrigley Field. Hyped rookie phenom Jason Heyward delivered a 3-run bomb in his first MLB at bat and finished the game 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 4 rbi. Larry Jones managed to steal a base without hyper-extending a kneecap,breaking an ankle, or killing himself, and Yunel Escobar had 5 rbi. New bullpen additions, Rat Alpaca-Loving Wagner and Takashi Saito, each worked a scoreless inning striking out 2 apiece.
Roster Surprise- 30 year old infielder Brooks Conrad. Who? Exactly.
The "young version of Roy Halladay" was roughed up in his first start of the season, as Josh Johnson got battered around my the Mets. Cameron Maybin had a brutal day at the plate going 0-4 with 3 k's. Those games are acceptable if you're Adam Dunn, Mark Reynolds, or Ryan Howard, but not when you're Cameron-friggin-Maybin.
Roster Surprise- 29 year old thrirdbaseman Brian Barden. I thought he was still with St. Louis' minor leagues.
New York Mets:
The muscle enhanced David Wright, he of 11 homeruns in '09, blasted one in his first at bat of 2010. That fat lazy dog Rod Barajas had more production at the plate yesterday than his entire time with the Phils...just another reason to hate the son of a bitch. In the pitching department Johan Santana went 6 innings of 1 run ball. See, Halladay is better, he went 7 innings of 1 run ball!!!
Roster Surprise- 20 year olds Ruben Tejada/SS and Jenrry Mejia/P. Both extremely young and lacking any MLB experience. Way to assemble a squad Omar!
Highlight of the Nationals day- President Obama tossing the first pitch. From there, it was all downhill. Their staff ace was blasted for 5 runs and chased before finishing the 4th inning, enough said.
Roster Surprise- 25 year old lefty Jesse English. One of the lone bright spots yesterday for the Gnats, going 1.1 scoreless innings.