It was a cold night for baseball last night in New York. The players endured the elements and I enjoyed a great baseball game. However before I try and make this game seem like the perfect example of what a Braves victory is, it was over 4 hours long. Extra inning games aren’t as exciting as they might appear to be. In the end the Braves walked away with a 3-1 victory in the big Apple.
Bartolo Colon made his Atlanta Braves debut against his former team the New York Mets. Colon allowed 1 run last night, but he was not involved in the final victory statistics. Colon allowed a solo home run against his former team. The Braves offense did not come alive until the later innings as the Mets bullpen held the Braves in check. Most of the Braves offense was supplied by Matt Kemp. Kemp went 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 RBIs.
As I have previously said this game went 12 innings and at times watching a movie or late night show was tempting. But this is Braves baseball, and it’s only the 2nd regular season game. Although the length of the game was not ideal the final results were. I took a lot of flack from the Braves opening day loss, and as childish as it may seem, I wanted my vengeance. I had nothing to do with the Braves win last night or their loss on Tuesday. But last night’s win was very sweet and reassuring. The Braves will go for their first series win tonight in New York, weather permitting. Jaime Garcia will be the next Braves starter. It would be nice for a series victory, but it’s still opening week. It’s a tad early to put all my eggs into one basket. GO BRAVES!!!!!