Sunday, April 12, 2009
Week 1 Observations: Easter Edition
*Phillies Opening Day starter Brett Myers has surrendered 6 homeruns. According to his ESPN player profile, he's on pace to give up 194 jacks...I'm thinking that may be a record or something.
*Switch-hitting teammates Felipe Lopez and Tony Clark each went deep twice on Opening Day from the left and right sides of the plate.
*The Washington Nations and the Cleveland Indians are the only teams without a win on the season. It's worth noting that starting pitcher Shawn Hill, who was released by the Gnats, won his first start of the season for the Padres.
*7 batters have busted out of the starting gates with bats en fuego (that's Spanish for on fire amigo!): Emilio Bonifacio (.583), Ryan Theriot (.563), Nick Swisher (.538), Kevin Youkilis and Ryan Church (.526), and Miguel Cabrera and Fred Lewis (.500).
*Toronto's DH Adam Lind has 12 rbi while his teammate Marco Scutaro has scored 9 runs.
*The birds are flying high: Oriole Jeremy Guthrie and Blue Jay Roy Halladay have 2 wins a piece.
*Pirates 3rd baseman Andy LaRoche is hitless on the season (0-12), but he does have 3 errors.
*Braves rookie Jordan Schafer is having a helluva debut week. In his first big league at bat he hit a homerun and has an early career line of: .421/.500/.842, 6 r, 2 dbl, 2 hr, 3 rbi...not too shabby.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail