Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Game 1 recap

So we're 1-0, and first place in the AL West. Now comes our obligatory 80-81 finish. Couple notes about last night's game:

  • Erik Bedard looked.....alright. He allowed lots of baserunners, threw lots of pitches and was gone after five, but other than that, he was just fine.
  • Jose Lopez looked.....awful. He had a couple of booted balls at 2B that any halfway decent defender could've picked up. Then there was that whole "stealing 3rd" thing...
  • Home plate umpire Jim Joyces' strike zone was about the size of an actual baseball last night. Bedard was not getting any calls on the inside corner. Neither was Millwood, for that matter.

There were some encouraging signs last night--the pitching was solid, especially--but I have some lingering concerns. Our offense is still anemic, and our defense still sucks. Nevertheless, we're in first place, so I'll take it for now.

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