Excuse an random typos in this post. I'm listening to 'I Still' by the Backstreet Boys and have found myself typing the lyrics instead of what I want to say.
I have found a couple of articles about Joshua Michael Thole since his call-up. Obviously I'm excited about his debut today. I find it cool that we are both learning catching at the same time. Even if they are VERY different points of learning. I like Josh because from all of everything I've read about him, he plays hard. He doesn't give up at-bats and doesn't worry about hitting home runs. He hits for average and grinds out at-bats, to keep battling with 2-strikes. His defense obviously needs some work but his caught-stealing percentage isn't bad, having it around 30%. But he can only improve with playing time and practice. He isn't going to fit into the starting lineup over night. Being a catcher obviously requires getting to know the pitching staff and the rest of the league.
There isn't really a lot we can take out of his debut today, but it'll still be fun to watch.
Let's Go Mets!