Monday, April 04, 2005

Opening Day 2005 - Pedro, Nomar and Todd Walker

Pedro Martinez pitched well after a rough first inning in which he surrendered a three-run homer to the HUGE Adam Dunn. Ken Griffey Jr. and Sean Casey scored in front of Dunn. After that, Pedro settled in and threw 103 pitches over six innings in his Mets debut. He allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out twelve. He didn't figure in the decision as the Reds rallied against the Mets bullpen to win 7-6.

Nomar Garciaparra and Todd Walker were other prominent ex-Red Sox who had good performances on Opening Day as the Cubs clobbered the Diamondbacks 16-6. Batting second in Dusty Baker's batting order, Walker had three hits in four at-bats with two runs scored and one run batted in. Nomar batted third and had two hits in five at-bats with two runs scored and two runs batted in.

In current Red Sox news, we get to see Matt Clement's American League debut as he gets tossed into the deep end of the pool against the arch-rival Yankees tomorrow afternoon. I just hope George Steinbrenner doesn't put the sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads in the pool with him...

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