Lonnie, on 13 April 2012 - 07:23 AM, said:
The last series may not have gone the way that we would have liked, but when put into the framework of a 4 - 4 roadtrip, it becomes much more palatable.
I agree with this. If the M's finished .500 for the season, that would be big step forward. Well, they're .500 after playing 8 games, not a single one of them in Safeco Field, four of them against the AL champs two years running, and after being saddled with the whole Japan trip as part of it. I'll take it.
Now let's see how things go from here. Hopefully it won't take too long (a month, or two at most) for non-working parts to be identified and swapped out. We have replacements waiting in the wings if needed.
Now that Smoak is looking more comfortable at the plate and Montero, despite settling for singles, is starting to hit a bit too, I'm much more comfortable with our offense. My primary concern right now is the bullpen.