Son of Yhency

Friday, March 31, 2006

Redemption is spelled Y-H-E-N-C-Y

Dear readers, our spring-long national nightmare is over! As of Wednesday, Yhency, along with Franquelis Osoria, his presumed rival for the last spot in the bullpen, was officially named to the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster (see the fourth paragraph of the linked article).

Yhency capped off this joyous news yesterday with his most effective outing in two and a half weeks -- one inning, no hits, no walks, one strikeout (see his line in this box score). It was also his first appearance since March 12 in which he didn't allow a single baserunner.

Coming up early next week: My thoughts on the Mets’ Opening Day at Shea against the Nationals. Will Alfonso Soriano blindside Frank Robinson with a folded chair over the head? Will he botch a simply fly ball? Will he run to the Mets’ dugout and seek asylum, Cuban-style? No one knows, and that's what makes days like these so exciting. Or it could be that it's Opening friggin' Day.

Until then, pardon our absence as we party for the weekend and prep for this glorious season!