Monday, April 03, 2006

Opening Day!!

To hell with Christmas, Opening Day is the happiest day of the year.
Especially when the Braves win an 11-10 hitting fest over the LA Dodgers, and former Brave Rafael Furcal.
So the pitching didn't look great, in fact I could feel my blood pressure rising with every hit the bullpen gave up. But Vilarreal got the win, and (opening mouth to insert foot) Reitsma got the save. I know I have blasted him, and I still don't think he can do it all season, but I am going to take the bullpen one day at a time at this point. Because they just aren't going to hack it all season.
Andruw Jones picked up right where he left off last season, with a homerun in the fifth inning.
And the rookies did their job, with Jeff Francoeur, Brian McCann and Ryan Langerhans all making their first opening day start, and the media took notice. In fact Bobby Cox had to tell the reporters to leave Francoeur alone before the game.
John Smoltz is scheduled to pitch tomorrow, come on old man, you still got it.

Something really funny....
Unknown ailment:
John Smoltz and Francoeur went to see a movie on Sunday night and Smoltz exited the cinema with a small bruise on his left eye.

Francoeur joked that he was responsible because he had jabbed the veteran pitcher after he'd gone to sleep. But truthfully, Smoltz has no idea why his eye was still bruised on Monday morning.

Smoltz says there is no discomfort and that he'll definitely pitch Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers.

Yeah I would love to know what happened there....


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