(Welcome aboard, Mr. Reynolds. Courtesy of Getty Images)
No hangover from the tough series finale loss to Anaheim on Thursday. This was a straight up mollywhopping from the top of the 1st right through the bottom of the 9th.
- Alfonso Soriano: 3-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 LOB. How locked in is this guy right now? Tied an MLB record with 18 RBI in a 4-game span.
- Mark Reynolds: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K, 2 LOB. Not a bad debut at all.
- Andy Pettitte: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K. The best Andy's looked in over a month and it came against a tough lineup. That's a good sign.
- Eduardo Nunez: 2-4, 1 3B, 2 R, 3 LOB. His day at the plate wasn't the problem. It was the 2 errors, 1 fielding and 1 throwing, that led to all Andy's runs allowed that hurt. This guy just flat out can't play shortstop.
Hiroki Kuroda takes the ball this afternoon in the second game of the series, looking to continue his streak of dominance. John Lackey is the opposing pitcher and I'm PRAYING for A-Rod to hit a home run off him.