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April 15, 2008 at 8:46 PM

Viva la sacrifice fly!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because I’ve got kids that want me home by bed time (too late for that already).
This was a long, cold, sloppy night in which the Mariners tied a major league record with five sacrifice flies, and Jose Lopez tied an individual major-league mark with three sac flies in one game. It’s now been done 12 times in history — the last by Edgar Martinez in 2002. Lopez actually had a chance to break the mark, but he blew it by singling with Willie Bloomquist on third base in the fifth inning. I’m sure he’d rather have the base hit than the sac fly record.
Now the Mariners are off on the a pretty big road trip to face two AL West rivals — the A’s, who are playing great ball, and the Angels again. The Bedard question is still hovering over this team, so things are still uneasy. R.A. Dickey was confirmed as the Friday starter against the Angels. The hope is that Bedard will now be ready to start on April 24 against Baltimore, the day he is eligible to come off the DL. Until Bedard shows that he’s healthy and can string together a few starts, however, his future has to remain a question mark. And so does the long-term hopes of this team.
Geoff returns full-time to his blog on Wednesday, a homecoming I’m sure you all will celebrate. It’s been fun, but this is his show, and I am happy to turn the keys back over to him.

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