Cliff Lee and Doug Fister pitched two outstanding games Fister pitched 8 scoreless while Lee pitched 7 scoreless. In support, the M’s gave them 1 run for those 2 games. Felix had an odd outing and did not look like the Felix that we have all come to know and love.
On Friday, Lee made his long awaited debut. The game went into the 10th in a 0-0 tie. We had the bases loaded in the 10th and 11th with no outs, and did not score one run.
For Doug Fister on Sunday, bases loaded in a 1-1 9th, and did not score a runner. Not only was the offense stagnant, but the pen gave up the tying run in the top of the 9th. For the 3 game set, we scored a grand total of four runs in 32 innings. David Aardsma, Mark Lowe and Brandon League did not look like their usual selves either. Their flaws seem so minor compared to the four runs and leaving 27 runners on base. To rub more salt in the wound, this was the first sweep in Safeco by the Rangers.
We have on tap the hottest team in the majors in Tampa Bay, followed by the division rival Angels. Should be an interesting 6 games, stay tuned as we hope to turn things around in May.