More On Opening Day

I mentioned Cliff Floyd‘s outfield assist in throwing Alfonso Soriano out at the plate yesterday without having seen the play or hearing the audio. (My only knowledge of the play was from Yahoo’s GameChannel which I was using to ‘watch’ the game from work.) What I didn’t know and wouldn’t learn until I watched the replay of the game on SNY was that Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca dropped the ball and Soriano had gotten his hand on the plate. This means that Soriano was safe and the game was tied. A combination of umpiring position and acting on the part of Lo Duca got the call that saved the game.

With that let’s start a new feature that I’d like to do regularly. I call it the good, the bad and the ugly. Tis is a segment where I list a good, bad and ugly performance from the game I’m commenting on. Here we go:
Good – Xavier Nady – 4 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Bad – Aaron Heilman – 2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1K
Ugly – Carlos Beltran – 0 for 4, 1 K, 4 LOB

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