Game 2 Thoughts

Didn’t catch the whole game, but I saw a couple of things in today’s game.

Ivan Nova looked very good, striking out two and keeping the ball on the ground (4 groundouts 0 flyouts) but the story of the day had to be Dellin Betances. I have to keep reminding myself that this was one inning against the Phillies, but wow. He hit 97 on at least two pitches and showed a really nice curveball. He’s 6’8″, so he looks imposing too. We will have to see what happens and we know he is ticketed for AA, but if he keeps this up, he can definitely help this club in 2011.

I said it yesterday and I will say it again, Jorge Vazquez can help this team now. He hit another homer today, not as impressive a shot as yesterday, but a home run nonetheless. If only he could play a position other than first.

One last note. Jesus Montero looked pretty good behind the plate in the few innings I saw. He also had a great first at bat, fouling off pitch after pitch before being retired on a sharp liner to third.