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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MLB: Safeco a field of dreams for pitchers in 2012

Even though Safeco Field has a Multi-Year Park Factor of 0.00000000000000000000001 one septillionth…Eric the Wedge feels differently.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the ballpark,” said manager Eric Wedge. “It’s just baseball in general. Look at the way pitching is just leading the way. The game has reverted back some, which I don’t think is a bad thing.

“You have to play good baseball to win games up here. You can’t sit around and be sloppy and count on a three-run home run in the eighth or ninth inning. Those days are gone. The better baseball teams are going to win, because if you execute and play good baseball, you’re going to have a chance to be on top.” 

Two of the the four no-hitters in franchise history were thrown this season, with Hernandez’s perfection joining the six-man no-no by Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen on June 8.

Seattle became the first team in MLB history to throw a perfect game and have a perfect game thrown against it in the same season. Having Hernandez reverse Humber’s humbling of April 21 was a welcome experience for a team eager to erase that memory.

Repoz Posted: August 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bfan Posted: August 17, 2012 at 08:11 AM (#4210246)
Because a home-run is not "good baseball"? Someone is able to square up on a pitch and swing hard and hit the ball far, and that is not good?

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