8 a.m., April 19)
up first loss of the season despite solid effort
native Erik Bédard picked up his first loss of the season on Saturday to
even his record at 1-1. He sacttered seven hits over six innings against
the Detroit Tigers and gave up two runs in a 2-0 loss. File photo
Erik Bédard picked his first loss of the season on Saturday despite another
solid effort that saw him scatter seven hits over six innings while striking
out eight batters against the Detroit Tigers.
the two runs he gave up in the sixth inning would prove to be more than
enough as the Tigers shut out the Seattle Mariners 2-0 at Safeco Field in
Bédard was cruising
along until the sixth inning when he gave up back-to-back singles with two
out. The second single by Brandon Inge scored Miguel Cabrera, who led the
inning off with a single, and Gerald Laird who managed to reach home plate
on a throwing error by Ichiro Suzuki.
Prior to the
sixth, Bédard had allowed a total of seven baserunners, but none of them
managed to reach third base.
After the game,
Mariners catcher Rob Johnson talked to reporters about Bédard's third outing
of the season.
a great job with his sinker and his cutter and his curveball when he needed
to," Johnson said.
up two runs in six innings, Bédard's ERA now stands at 1.86. It was 1.50
heading into the game. He also 23 strikeouts in 19.1 innings of work while
only giving up three walks.
start will be against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
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