Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

M's 9, Indians 1

This was my inaugural game for the year at Safeco field, and I think it was the hottest game I've been to there. We were roasting in center field. Only a few drunk people around us, especially the idiots trying to start the wave with two outs in the ninth inning. Other favorite moment in the first inning, two outs and Coco Crisp at second base. Fan behind us in a really high pitched voice yells out, "Two Outs! Play's at first!" This is where Jeremy Reed should have turned around and said something like, "No sh*t, Sherlock."

Thoughts... the M's used the big inning yet again, showed some good patience, and had just enough clutch hitting to get those nine runs. The story of the game was Jaime Moyer. The crafty lefty looked as good as I've ever seen him, hitting the corners, and getting ground ball outs. This is important. The last year or so Moyer had been giving up too many fly balls, which meant that his change wasn't sinking enough. Today it most definitely was.

The defense was actually solid today. Great plays by Adrian Beltre and of course the play of the week from Jeremy Reed. That was an insane diving catch right in front of where we were sitting. We even turned a double play today... one of the first I've seen all year.

Kudos to Miguel Olivo. He's been making a lot better contact the past few games, but hitting it right at people. Today the ball fell in the gaps and he showed the double power which is why we like him better than Dan Wilson. Hopefully he can keep it going. The bases clearing double in the sixth sealed the game.

All in all the game illustrated why I am more optimistic about this season, better pitching and hitting getting us the salvage win of the series.

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