Well, no opening day HR for Big Papi. I was wrong.
No excuses, right? But I feel I must state:
I envisioned a day game. Who the heck plays their opening day game at night? The Red Sox have never done so in their entire history! So I’m curious to see how he does in the first day game, as I believe he does better in day games.
I didn’t realize he’d be facing possibly the toughest lefty in the game.
They didn’t throw him much near the strike zone. He got one pretty hittable pitch by my recollection, slightly up and in. Jammed him, but when he’s on his game he destroys that pitch.
I’ll be watching carefully to see if he can launch one in his next couple of day games. Hoping he does.