General manager Jack Zduriencek was impressed with lefty Erik Bedard yestrday, noting he'd thrown three pitches for strikes while throwing batting practice to Seattle Mariners teammates.
Bedard's take on that?
"I was lucky," he said this morning. "This time of spring, you might have great command one day and the next time you throw in the 'pen, you're all over the place."
Still, Bedard is pleased - as are the Mariners - with his work nine days into spring training, he just doesn't look too far ahead. Nor do they.
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"Opening Day, the regular season, it's just too far out there, still," Bedard said. "I feel great, my arm feels great, but you can't get much work done now if you're looking more than a month out."
The Mariners agree. They'd delighted with what Bedard has done and how he feels, and no one seems worried something bad will happen. They just don't want to look too far ahead, with anyone - except perhaps, Felix Hernandez.
Yes, Felix will start opening day for Seattle. After that? Like Bedard said, it's too far out to see clearly.