Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Mets Rookie Goes Yard For First Major League HR
Last night was a nice win for the Mets. After Pelfrey put the Mets in a 3-0 hole, the homegrown talent went to work.
Pelfrey scored on Wright's RBI after doubling to make the score 3-1 in the third inning.
In the Mets fourth, Nieuwenhuis put a charge into the ball and the ballpark, launching his first Major League HR, a two run shot that tied the game.
Daniel Murphy, showing the luck of the Irish, made a great diving stop at second to force an out, which probably saved a run. Then in the bottom of the ninth, Murph got the game winning hit to send the fans home happy.
Nieuwenhuis told the press that they shouldn't expect too many HR's from him; he isn't a power hitter. Not only was that the kids first HR, he was able to do it with his parents still in town, and it was his mother's birthday.
His HR ball was returned to him by fans who wound up with the milestone ball, and Nieuwenhuis gave the fans a couple of balls and bats.
What is Nieuwenhuis going to do with his trophy ball? "I'm giving the ball to my Pops." I'm sure both his Mom and Pops are proud.
Sources: David Lennon Newsday, CBS Sportsline