Spring baseball is always fun. You will always have those games where random dudes in player numbers in the 80s do something that make you sit up and say “Wow!”, where a prospect that you were hoping to see comes into a game and dominates, where a star makes his first appearance of the spring and does something to remind you why he’s a star.
Today was not one of those days.
Today was spring training during Covid-19 times: seven innings, a tie score, the works. Aaron Nola started today and he was ok. He gave up two runs on a home run in the first inning, but we of course don’t worry about those things. He said he felt fine, was just working on stuff and that he’ll be ready. I think this kid has a future with this team.
The most exciting part of the team’s offensive day was Matt Joyce. He pummeled a ball for a two-run home run in the second inning.
I’m not sure what is more impressive: the home run or the batflip.
Other than that, I’m pretty sure that we are mostly glad there was baseball back on the television. With so many people still working from home, it’s probably nice to have the game on in the background providing that almost white noise that we so often take for granted.
Ties are bad though. Where’s my runner on second?