#55 / Pitcher / Florida Marlins
Jan 31, 1984
#34 / Pitcher / New York Mets
Jan 14, 1984
It is Opening Day! Woo Hoo!!
Soon we will all remember the reasons that Thomas Bowell entitled one of his many books: "Why Time Begins on Opening Day." Life starts anew.
To start the season off the Marlins are hosting the Mets for a three-game set. On the plus side, they will be good crowds all weekend long. On the negative side, a lot of them will be Mets fans. While Mets fans are not nearly as obnoxious as Phillies fans, they do try to give them a run for their money. So you have been warned.
Mikey Lowell will throw out the first pitch and Clarence Clemons will be playing the national anthem.
Striding to the hill for the Marlins will be Josh Johnson. What is there to say about JJ that hasn't already been said? The man is one of the elite pitchers in the game today. JJ pitches very well at home, heck he pitches well everywhere. But back to the point, his home ERA last season was 1.57. Which led the majors in home park ERA.
Due to an injury to Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey gets the call for the Mets.The big righty has four pitches, an excellent fastball, a very good curve, slider and last season added a splitter. For most of last season he relied mainly on the heater and the splitter. We will see what this year brings. Pelfrey has never won a game in JRS, but has pitched well there at times.
Ichthyomancy is raring to go!
Best of Luck to You!