Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Opening Day: Justin Embarassment

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Not pretty.

Verlander joined Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, and Brandon Webb in the "aces to get rocked on Opening Day" department yesterday. I'm a bit late on this one, due to my suicide attempt in the 4th inning, but here's a quick look.

THE BAD
-Verlander. Don't want to think about it anymore.

-Adam Everett. Adam did his best Renteria impression on Day One by going 0-4 with an error. Didn't believe me about the Higginson Curse, did you? Give back the number, Adam. Give it back.

-Juan Rincon. Stellar Spring. Rough Opening Day.

-Blue Jays fans. This is why on Opening Day, you play a day game. By 7pm, these hosers'd had a bit too much Molson, eh? Luckily, the Jays will be lucky to draw 15,000/game the rest of the way and we won't have to worry about it anymore.

THE GOOD
-Granderson. Leadoff walk followed by a homer to break up the no-no of Halladay. Can we start building his statue yet?

-Miguel Cabrera. 2-4 and he looked really good in the field. Maybe Leyland's right about him defensively.

-NATE! 1 inning pitched. 2 STRIKEOUTS! He K'd both lefties he faced and gave up a 400 foot flyout to the rightie! Kudos to Jimbo for getting him out of the game with something positive to build on. Great job, Nate! Pad that Cy Young resume!

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