Saturday, April 2, 2011
Ichiro's Odd Inning
-Bradley K looking
A great job of small ball by Ryan and Wilson put Ryan on second base with only one out. Ichrio stepped to the plate and did something nobody expected. He tried to bunt down the third base line. Luckily it went foul. But it's hard to imagine what he was thinking at that moment. A base hit gets in a run. Best case scenario a perfect bunt puts runners on the corners. Ichiro needs to be a run producer in this lineup. He did just that on the next pitch, slapping a Breslow pitch into left field, scoring Ryan on a close play at the plate.
The good news is that Figgins hit a rocket into the left field stands, Felix was great and the rest is history. It may be VERY early, but 1-0 still feels pretty good.
Posted by PP at 11:18 AM