Friday, April 07, 2006

4/6 - Opening Night!!

Evan MacLane and Mike Pelfrey rolled. I was fired up to be back in the broadcasting booth for an 11 inning game that ended on a wild pitch. Opening night=good times.

Stars:

AAA: BJ Upton

AA: Evan Maclane/Brett Harper

A+: Mike Pelfrey

Durham 8, Norfolk 0

The Tides managed just five hits all night, and three off DRays prospect Jason Hammel in his five innings of work. Lastings Milledge had a hit and Juan Tejeda, who the Mets signed from the Tigers in December, had two.

Jose Lima, Mitch Wylie and Steve Schmoll were all ineffective. This is an excellent Durham lineup. BJ Upton, Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes go 2-5 and were a combined 6 for 14. All will be in big leagues sooner rather than later.

The mayor was in the house. Also, Jose Lima sang God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.

Akron 0, Binghamton 3

Evan MacLane, who checks in a #30 on BA’s Mets prospect dominated the Aeros. He limited them to just two hits in five shutout innings. He fanned five and did not issue a walk.

Twenty-six year old Wilson Batista was 2-4 with a double, a triple and n RBI. Brett Harper had three hits as well with a RBI.

Vero Beach 0, St. Lucie 1

As good as Evan MacLane was, he was overshadowed by Mike Pelfrey on Opening Night. Pelfrey’s pro debut was _____________ (thrilling, exciting, tantalizing, or pick your own word). He dealt 5 scoreless innings allowing two weak hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

Alhaji Turay drove home Shawn Bowman with the Florida Mets only run.

Hagerstown 7, @ Greensboro 11

1B Nick Evans had a big 3-5 night with a homerun and 3 RBI. Jose Castro had a double and 2 RBI in his 3-5 night.

Niese, Marte, Brown, and Schemmel were each Jose Lima-type ineffective.