Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wieters Debut Uneventful

The Matt Wieters era began with a bit of a whimper last night as the kid got his first start and went 0-4 with a strikeout. He did have a chance for his first RBI with a liner to right with a man on third, but Mora was thrown out at the plate giving Wieters a DP on his scorecard.

He looked good behind the plate (whatever the heck that means). Bergeson pitched brilliantly for the Orioles and there are many that give catchers partial credit for such events, but that's always been sketchy to this here observer. Wieter didn't have to throw as nobody tried to steal anything.

The expectations are so high that it has to be hard for the kid. This Fan was watching the game and the kid looked tentative at the plate, like he was a boxer in the first round trying to feel out his opponent. Some coach should tell new guys that the best way to debut in the majors is to be aggressive. But oh well.

Tonight is another night.

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