Sports “At the end of the season, if a team can only win when they play their best games, they’re not going to win very much.”
posted by April 1 at 9:49 AMon
So said Ichiro after yesterday’s opening day win over Texas. Bedard struggled to find the strike zone (106 pitches in five innings), but outside of coughing up a first-inning homer there was little damage. Even some boneheaded plays (might want to scale back on that aggressive base-running, McLaren) weren’t enough to sabotage the W. Beltre hustled to kill a double play, Lopez nailed a perfect hit-and-run, and in a truly weird sight (outside of snow falling), Sexson battled back from an 0-2 count to earn a walk.
Tonight it’s Felix on the mound. Hopefully the M’s bats will shake off the chill and give him some help.