Kris Bryant still least weird dude from Sin City…
Now, the starting pitching matchup for tonight is a little weak. Because deGrom’s wife is getting ready to give birth, the Mets are starting Paul Sewald, who spent his time in AA Binghamton last season.
On our side, Ryan Williams gets the start. Last year Williams made his way from A South Bend up to AA with the Smokies, and was ultimately honored by the organization as Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Should be a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the big righty against a decent Mets lineup.
Last thing: Kris Bryant is a Las Vegas native, so tonight he gets a nice little homecoming. For whatever reason, I find it very strange to think about people actually being from Las Vegas. It gets even stranger when you start to realize that Kris Bryant is a normal dude, not some weirdo carnie type. Take the other two notable MLB players to hail from sin city: Bryce Harper and Barry Zito. Weirdos. I rest my case.
Photo: From Left – Kris Bryant, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and unidentified local degenerate