Sports Thunderstruck Indeed
posted by April 2 at 9:36 AMon
Texas 5, Seattle 4 thanks, freakishly, to J.J. Putz who, after blowing just two saves all of last year, managed to hork it in just the second game of this year, when Rangers’ center fielder Josh Hamilton (who badly misplayed a fly ball from Ichiro early in the game) absolutely shellacked the first pitch Putz threw him into left center fieldóafter Seattle had battled back in the 8th to a one run lead.
Ichiro, by the way, had three hits. Felix didn’t look super sharp, but he only gave up one unearned run—and made up for it was some great fielding (5 assists to just 3 strikeouts: weird). Oh, and Richie Sexson managed to strike out swinging on a bad 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded. All told, he struck out three times. Sigh.
Tonight Carlos Silva makes his Mariners debut. Hopefully he can help deliver the series.