AND THEN THERE WERE 55 …
Just got word that the Binghamton Mets at Akron Aeros game was cancelled due (all together now) to weather … anyone want to start an over/under on how many games will end up being scrapped before the day/evening is over?
Hoping the weather clears up in Akron in a hurry since Jonathan is schedule to be there tomorrow for that match up … the Aeros are absolutely loaded this year, maybe one of the best teams on paper at first glance with a rotation that includes southpaws Chuck Lofgren, their opening night pitcher, and Scott Lewis, who led the Minors in ERA last year, along with rehabbing prospect JD Martin and sleeper extraordinaire Aaron Laffey, plus an outfield that includes Trevor Crowe, Brian Barton and returned top Rule 5 pick Ryan Goleski. Can’t wait to see that lineup/staff when they come to my neck of the woods next weekend.
Meanwhile, the lone game of the day in Indianapolis remains scoreless in the top of the third inning. For those of you stashing Freddy Sanchez on your injured list and worrying about his health, you’ll be happy to know he laced a double in his first at-bat (of course those of you who picked up Jose Castillo for $1 maybe not so happy to know that).
One pleasant surprise for me was seeing a familiar name, Nyjer Morgan, batting leadoff for Indianapolis. As recently as two weeks ago he’d been ticketed for Double-A Altoona, where he finished up 2006, but instead won the opening day center field job for the Indians. Go Nyjer! The combination of him and Rajai Davis in left field in this lineup gives the club some serious speed.