It happened. Michael Pineda pitched in the All-Star Game, to rave reviews from the only critics that really matter – the people of Twitter. Tweets from casual fans and respected writers came flooding in, praising Pineda’s performance.
But don’t take my word for it.
Olney later tweeted that Pineda made the “biggest first impression” of any player at the game.
The three hitters Pineda faced in the second inning went 1-2-3: Troy Tulowitzki flew out to center (side note: I secretly wish Curtis Granderson was a Mariner), then Pineda struck out Scott Rolen and Rickie Weeks.
And no, I’m not ashamed to admit that I took a picture of my TV to commemorate this momentous occasion.
That’s my boy. Here’s to many more All-Star Games for #36.