McTaggart's recap on Pence's big day yesterday had a few things to say:
"Can I put my order in for two home runs?"
""It's a nice start. But it's still Day 1, and there's a long way to go. It felt good today, and maybe I was a little too excited. But what can you say? The big key was laying off some balls and getting ahead in the count. I got to look for a fastball over the plate, and fortunately, I was able to connect with it...
...I love the game. I had trouble sleeping last night. I know everybody will make fun of me, but I was very excited. It felt good to play some baseball and play well."
Mills, on Pence's preparation:
"He's been working every day early, during batting practice and later. That's Hunter. That's how he does things. It's no surprise for him to be right on target right out of the chute."