Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Saltalamacchia's first night as a Major Leaguer.

ESPN's Closing Number reminded everyone that Jarrod Saltalamacchia's last name, which has 14 letters in it for all those math majors, is the longest last name in MLB history. Sure, it's pointless but it's just another Brave in the history books.

Not only is this Jarrod Saltalamacchia's major league debut, it's his 22nd birthday too.

Top of the 1st inning: I love how Salty's name on his jersey goes all the way down his side.

Top of the 2nd inning: Threw out Jayson Werth at second, this kid has a cannon!

Bottom of the 2nd inning: His first at-bat was a deep fly to dead center, he just missed having his first homerun on his first major league at-bat.

Bottom of the 4th inning: Salty's second at bat was a good one, he made Garcia work for it, fouling off pitch after pitch and finally working a walk. He may not have a batting average but his on base percentage is .500, Billy Beane loves this kid already.

Bottom of the 4th inning: Chuck James laid down a beautiful but to move Salty over but that was as far as he could go as Kelly Johnson flew out to center.

Salty's wife is a MILF! And apparently she's almost 15 years older than he is and she's a gym teacher at the high school he graduated from just three years ago. To quote a bad movie...."My son is a hound doggie".

Bottom of the 6th inning: Salty works the count again and apparently Garcia didn't like the fact that Salty scorched an fould right down the line, almost a 2-run double but a few pitches later Garcia hit him in the elbow, what a pussy. To quote Mac from the BravesJournal, "Never throw at a guy married to a gym teacher, unless you want to suffer the death of a thousand dodgeballs."

Bottom of the 6th inning: Salty is tagged out at home by a hell of a throw by the flyin' Hawaiian, Shane Victorino. Salty is a really slow runner, but his slide was very good and he almost got his left leg in there, but Victorino's throw was deadly accurate.

Bottom of the 8th inning: Salty grounds out to third base, he almost beat it out due to Wes Helms innability to get it out of his glove, but he did and Salty goes 0-2 with a BB and a HBP in his major league debut.

Nothing is better than a win, well maybe a win over the Mets and Phillies...we're still in 1st place baby!!!