Can you believe it? It is finally here. Welcome to the first Spring Training game of 2011. Am I the only one who felt this day would never get here? Today’s game is against the Atlanta Braves, a rivalry that seems to have lost its fire even with Larry “Chipper” Jones still around.
The game starts at 1:10pm on WPIX. Here is your starting line-up:
- Jose Reyes SS
- Luis Castillo 2B
- David Wright 3B
- Angel Pagan CF
- Jason Bay LF
- Ike Davis 1B
- Josh Thole C
- Scott Hairston DH
- Fernando Martinez RF
No Carlos Beltran today. That kind of deflates me. I was looking forward to watching him bat.
As for pitching you will be seeing Jenrry Mejia to get it started. Other pitchers will include Manny Acosta, Pedro Beato, Taylor Buchholz, John Lujan and Armando Rodriguez.
Not the pitching line-up I was hoping for, but at least baseball is back. So all that is left to say is: