It's Rockies right-handed relief pitcher Adam Ottavino, who grew up a Yankees fan in New York. However, his mother, Eve, was a Mets fan. His grandfather took the 7-year-old future Rockie to the game.
"I went to a lot of Opening Days when I was a kid, and I actually went to the Mets' opener against the Rockies in their first-ever game," Ottavino said. "I just remember that there was a homer hit and the Mets won the game."
Bobby Bonilla hit the homer off David Nied in the fifth inning.
Monday was Ottavino's first Opening Day in a Major League uniform. After making five appearances for the Cardinals in 2010, he joined the Rockies last season and established himself as a middle reliever by going 5-1 with a 4.56 ERA in 53 games.
"It was good for me -- I got a lot more experience throwing multiple innings that way," Ottavino said.
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