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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

All eyes on Kikuchi during his spring debut for Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi felt the nerves Monday that would normally accompany taking the mound in front of tens of thousands of fans in a major ballpark, not the few thousand who showed up for a spring training game in the desert.

“I’ve been pitching in Japan for the last nine years and I wanted to test what I was doing in Japan against major league hitters and I wanted to see how they reacted,” Kikuchi said through an interpreter. “So I was really kind of excited and also nervous about that.”

Kikuchi made his debut for the Seattle Mariners throwing two innings against the Cincinnati Reds in a start that featured a little bit of everything, from moments of dominance to Kikuchi working out of a jam.

 

 

QLE Posted: February 26, 2019 at 05:41 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariners, spring training, yusei kikuchi

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 26, 2019 at 09:30 AM (#5818224)
He did a hesitation pitch and brother, I am all in on Yusei Kikuchi.

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