Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Ah, to be young

Last night four of the five of us Tatonka bloggers got to see King Felix pitch in his home debut, and he certainly was as advertised. By now, I'm sure you read all about it. He dominated. I was particularly impressed by how well he fielded his position, including going to third on a bunt with runners on 1st and 2nd. He beat the runner by two full steps.

OK, so Felix totally rocks. It appears that every five days we've got a pretty darn good reason to at least flick on the tube. And at 19, he'll be around for a very long time, provided we don't really screw him up like we did Madritsch. And Sherrill.

Here's the down-side of youth: We were held to FOUR HITS by...wait for it...Kyle Lohse. Kyle pitched his second best game of the season last night (8IP, 1ER, 6K, 1BB vs. Tampa Bay), set his season high for K's (7) last night, and got the loss ONLY because of good King Felix.

Were Felix's pitches so mesmerizing that even the M's batters couldn't hit? Now, THAT's a pitcher. You certainly can't argue that he worked so slowly that he didn't keep the defense in the game. 2 hours, 3 minutes.

Stay tuned...


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